Verizon (VZ +0.9%) is bent on taking full control of Verizon Wireless this year, and has even...

|About: Verizon Communications (VZ)|By:, SA News Editor

Verizon (VZ +0.9%) is bent on taking full control of Verizon Wireless this year, and has even discussed merging with Vodafone (VOD +3.9%) to achieve this goal, Bloomberg reports. Merger talks are said to have stalled over "disagreements on leadership and headquarters location," thus making a buyout or partial sale of Vodafone's 45% stake (estimated to be worth $115B) more likely. One source claims Vodafone is open to using the proceeds to make European acquisitions. (previous)