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Encyclopedia > Consolidation

Consolidation is the act of merging many things into one. In business, it refers to the mergers or acquisitions of many smaller companies into much larger ones. Categories: Business | Academic disciplines | School subjects ... The phrase mergers and acquisitions or M&A refers to the aspect of corporate finance strategy and management dealing with the merging and acquiring of different companies as well as assets. ... In engineering, the term acquisition has the following meanings: 1. ... A company in the broadest sense is an aggregation of people who stay together for a common purpose. ...

Consolidation in the U.S. media is mostly a result of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, widely criticized for bringing an excessive amount of control under an insufficient number of companies such as Clear Channel Communications and others. For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was the first major overhaul of United States telecommunications policy in nearly 62 years, modifying earlier legislation, primarily the Communications Act of 1934. ... Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU) is a media company based in the United States of America. ...

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