By Reinhardt Krause, IBD:
AT&T, through a spokesman, declined to comment on any possible CNN spinoff.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson met with President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday. AT&T issued a statement saying the pair did not discuss the telecom giant’s proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner. Trump and Stephenson discussed job growth, the phone company’s capital spending and other economic topics, AT&T said.