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China's State Administration for Market Regulation approved Broadcom's acquisition of VMware, and also revealed it suspended deliberations on the matter on September 25 and only resumed on November 17 – beyond the October 30 date Broadcom set as its target for the deal to close. That timeline is detailed in the Administration' …

  1. Groo The Wanderer Silver badge

    Meh. Crying about the Thanksgiving weekend in the US. It isn't Thanksgiving anywhere else, and a holiday somewhere in the world is hardly a reason to put off an international business decision's implementation. Granted, Christmas layoffs are rude, but they do happen. The New Year pink slip is common when a business decides not to continue work on a project, too. It is almost like there is no good time of the year to be laid off.

    Let's face it: businesses don't make their decisions based on your comfort with the decision. You're a cog in a great machine, and individually, the odds of you actually mattering to the business are slim. Everyone is replaceable nowadays.

    And to the beancounters, you're overhead to be trimmed.

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