The Justice Department is unlikely to approve a planned $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
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Staffers from the Justice Department have reportedly told both carriers that the deal may not be approved under its current structure, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Shares of Sprint plunged as much as 12% following the report.
A spokesman for Sprint declined to comment to CNBC.
About a year ago, T-Mobile and Sprint announced they had reached an all-stock stock deal to combine the companies.
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Read the full report in The Wall Street Journal.