September 3, 2011 7:26 PM

Sprint could be winner in thwarted T-Mobile-AT&T deal

The federal government's lawsuit Wednesday to stop AT&T's $39 billion merger with T-Mobile USA handed Overland Park-based Sprint Nextel Corp. at least a partial victory. Sprint's next move, some analysts say, could be to take over AT&T's role as suitor for T-Mobile, the nation's fourth-largest wireless carrier, but Sprint wasn't commenting.

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