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Looking at Warner Bros. Discovery’s portfolio, CNN seems like the most noncore asset — and if a company is looking to pay down debt that’s where it often looks first for a sale.
Given the horsepower that the DOJ is throwing at this, like they're looking for something concrete to be done, or I don't think they would settle for a settlement.
The Cigna-Express Scripts deal is essentially a replication of what UnitedHealth has done. The government doesn’t want to be negotiating with someone of that scale in Medicare.