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Verizon Communications (VZ)

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  • May. 7, 2010, 3:14 PM
    If you're in the market for dividend yields, Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T) and others just showed up on your radar. Utilities might be a relatively safe place to ride out the turmoil, too.
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  • Apr. 28, 2010, 10:52 AM
    Looking at the oddities around Google's (GOOG) Nexus One handset marketing - sold online instead of where people can hold it, with little or no advertising - and its setbacks (like Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) backing away), Jeff Bertolucci asks: Was it meant to be a flop? That is, as just a traction grabber for Android (at which it's been a success)?
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  • Apr. 26, 2010, 11:47 AM
    Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) backed off its plans to offer service for the Nexus One handset from Google (GOOG -2%) - which may be signaling Verizon views Google as more of a competitor than a partner. Up until this morning, the Nexus One site said the phone was coming to Verizon.
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  • Apr. 22, 2010, 7:35 AM
    The merger between Qwest (Q) and CenturyTel (CTL) will likely face significant regulatory hurdles, but the move is a long-awaited one for Qwest, which has struggled to stay competitive against wireless operators like AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ).
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  • Apr. 22, 2010, 7:32 AM
    Verizon (VZ): Q1 EPS of $0.56 in-line. Revenue of $26.9B (+1.2%) in-line. Shares +0.4% premarket. (PR)
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  • Apr. 22, 2010, 12:05 AM
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  • Apr. 12, 2010, 1:28 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) gets social with its new phones, Kin 1 and Kin 2 -  made by Sharp (SHCAY.PK), sold exclusively by Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD), targeted to teens and twenty-somethings. (streaming event)
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  • Apr. 12, 2010, 9:42 AM
    The Communications Workers of America union is raising objections to Verizon's $8.6B deal to sell landlines in 14 states to Frontier Communications (FTR). Delays caused by the objections could be costly for Verizon (VZ) since it would need to keep spending to maintain the phone lines it is selling.
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  • Apr. 6, 2010, 2:42 PM
    Verizon (VZ -0.6%) CEO Ivan Seidenberg says there is "no compelling reason" to merge with wireless partner Vodafone (VOD -2.2%) as a means to gain full control of its fastest-growing business.
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  • Apr. 5, 2010, 4:11 PM
    Sources say Microsoft (MSFT) will roll out plans to introduce a new line of mobile phones on April 12 that will emphasize social-networking services targeted at young consumers. The so-called "Pink" phones will be offered through a partnership with Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD).
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  • Apr. 1, 2010, 5:40 PM
    Joining the healthcare charge parade, Verizon (VZ) expects a one-time charge of about $970M related to the new law, tied to reducing the value of tax-related benefits already reflected in statements.
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  • Mar. 29, 2010, 5:23 PM
    Apple (AAPL) is reportedly prepping new iPhones for summer, including a CDMA version that would work on Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD). Apple shares hit an all-time intraday high of $233.87 today; +0.6% AH to $233.90. (WSJ)
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  • Mar. 28, 2010, 1:18 PM
    Vodafone (VOD) and Verizon (VZ) are reportedly considering three solutions for jointly-owned Verizon Wireless, including a possible merger of the two firms or a sale of their respective stakes in the venture to each other or to a third party. A merger of the two could be worth over £120B ($179B).
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  • Mar. 26, 2010, 4:52 PM
    Rural phone giant Frontier Communications (FTR) sells $3.2B in notes in the biggest high-yield debt sale since May. The sale is part of Frontier's ongoing (and size-tripling) acquisition of exchanges from Verizon (VZ).
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  • Mar. 22, 2010, 10:17 AM
    AT&T (T) tries to downplay Verizon's (VZ) lead in LTE, a new wireless technology. Verizon plans to roll out LTE by year's end in markets covering 100M people, but AT&T says consumers won't be able to make much use of it for another two years and by then AT&T will have adopted the technology as well.
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  • Mar. 17, 2010, 11:44 AM
    Verizon (VZ +0.4%) files a patent infringement complaint against Cablevision (CVC -0.1%) over its television set-top boxes. Cablevision says it's "increasingly clear that Verizon is having difficulty competing on the merits in the marketplace, so they are resorting to filing lawsuits and pursuing regulatory bailouts."
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Company Description
Verizon Communications Incis a provider of communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. Its two segments are Wireless and Wireline.