WorldCom offers $30B for MCI
NEW YORK - WorldCom Inc., the nation's fourth-largest
long-distance company, says it is offering to buy MCI Communications
Corp. for $30 billion. The offer tops a deal MCI was on the verge of
closing with British Telecommunications PLC. WorldCom's bold
attempt takes advantage of the recent troubles between BT and MCI
over projected losses in MCI's local telephone business.