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Sprint Nextel stock falls on news it may bid for MetroPCS

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If Sprint Nextel is seriously weighing a bid for MetroPCS, its shareholders didn’t appear enthusiastic. Bloomberg News reported Sprint was weighing a potential challenge to T-Mobile USA’s proposed merger with MetroPCS. The deliberations are at an early stage, the report said. MetroPCS shares closed up 3.7 percent, at $12.69. Sprint has been hunting for more wireless spectrum as it builds its Long Term Evolution service, which offers the high speeds new smartphones need.

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