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Verizon Communications (VZ)

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  • Feb. 15, 2010, 12:03 PM
    AT&T (T), Sprint (S) and Verizon (VZ) launch a 24-member alliance looking to unseat Apple's (AAPL) App Store. "The alliance's stated goal is to create a wholesale applications ecosystem that will establish a simple route to market for developers to deliver the latest innovative applications and services to the widest possible base of customers around the world."
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  • Feb. 12, 2010, 1:56 PM
    Another milestone in mobile phone companies' migration to selling data instead of voice may come next Tuesday, if Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) announces that voice app Skype is working across its network, as with AT&T (T). (previously)
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  • Feb. 12, 2010, 12:12 PM
    The FCC is considering a plan where AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) would be forced to share Internet lines with rivals in providing Web services to small businesses. The idea, proposed by Cbeyond Inc. (CBEY), is supported by the Small Business Administration. The FCC's decision "will significantly impact investment in fiber-based networks," Corning (GLW) said in a filing with the agency.
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  • Feb. 9, 2010, 9:55 AM
    Dow leaders: CAT +4.5%, KO +3.7%, AA +2.3%, BA +1.8%, AXP +1.8%, JPM +1.5%, VZ +1.5%.
    Dow laggards: MCD -0.1%, WMT -0.1%, PFE -0.1%.
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  • Feb. 1, 2010, 4:25 PM
    Leap Wireless (LEAP) bounded +13% into the close on reports it's hired Goldman Sachs to help it consider a merger or sale - possibly to Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) or AT&T (T). Yet the news could be designed to prod MetroPCS (PCS +5.3%) to act - just two and a half years ago, Leap rejected overtures from MetroPCS that valued Leap at $4.7B; today Leap's market cap is around $1B.
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  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:53 AM
    Dow leaders: PG +2%. BAC +1.6%. JPM +1.1%.
    Dow laggards: T -0.9%. VZ -0.8%.
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  • Jan. 27, 2010, 10:25 AM
    FBR Capital's five reasons for downgrading Verizon (VZ -1%) this morning.
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  • Jan. 27, 2010, 9:47 AM
    Dow laggards: CAT -4.8%. UTX -2.1%. VZ -1.2%.
    Dow leaders: BA +3.2%. TRV +1%. KFT +0.9%.
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  • Jan. 26, 2010, 5:16 PM
    Verizon (VZ -1.7%) expects to cut 13,000 jobs this year - not unlike each of the past two years - as business demand for wired service continues to shrink even as wireless grows (by 22.5%).
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  • Jan. 26, 2010, 1:59 PM
    Dow leaders: TRV +3.9%. AA +3.7%. AXP +3.1%. CAT +2.5%.
    Dow laggards: VZ -2.5%. T -0.9%. INTC -0.8%. JNJ -0.4%.
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  • Jan. 26, 2010, 9:53 AM
    Dow laggards: JNJ -1.2%. KFT -1.2%. VZ -1%. MRK -1%.
    Dow leaders: TRV +3.2%. AXP +1.1%. DD +0.7%.
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  • Jan. 26, 2010, 7:43 AM
    Verizon (VZ): Q4 EPS of $0.54 in-line. Revenue of $27.1B (+10%) vs. $27.3B. Shares -2%. (PR)
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  • Jan. 26, 2010, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday's open: ABC, BHI, CVG, CBE, GLW, DAL, DD, EMC, FPL, JNJ, MHP, MTG, NVS, NUE, BTU, RF, SHW, TLAB, TRV, X, VZ, WFT
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  • Jan. 25, 2010, 3:32 PM
    Dow leaders: INTC +2.2%. GE +2.2%. HPQ +1.9%. CAT +1.7%. VZ +1.7%.
    Dow laggards: AXP -1.8%. KFT -0.9%. HD -0.3%. MCD -0.3%. UTX -0.3%.
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  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:57 AM
    Dow leaders: MRK +2.3%. PFE +2%. CSCO +1.4%. MCD +1.4%. VZ +1.4%.
    Dow laggards: KFT -2%. BAC -1.7%. XOM -0.7%.
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  • Jan. 15, 2010, 10:26 AM
    Verizon Wireless (VZ -1.4%, VOD -2%) fires a shot across the bows both of competitors and "bandwidth hogs," repricing its plans with cuts to basic wireless costs of about $29/month - but likely urging more customers to trade up for data. A Pali Research note estimates the prices amount to a 30% cut in voice and a 50% increase to data, coming to an 8-10% cut overall in popular high-end plans.
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Company Description
Verizon Communications Inc. is a provider of communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. Its two segments are Wireless and Wireline.