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Verizon Communications

Verizon
Company nameVerizon Communications Inc.
Company typePublic
IndustryTelecommunications
Founded1983
HeadquartersVerizon Building
New York City, New York, United States
Key peopleIvan Seidenberg
(Chairman)
Lowell McAdam
(President and CEO)
ServicesWireless
Telephone
Internet
Television
Revenue(-) US$ 106.565 billion (2010) 
Operating income(-) US$ 14.645 billion (2010)
Net income(-) US$ 10.217 billion (2010)
Total assets(-) US$ 220.005 billion (2010)
Total equity(+) US$ 86.912 billion (2010)
Employees194,400 (2010)

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Verizon Communications Inc. (Nyse - VZ, NASDAQ - VZ) is a global broadband and telecommunications company and a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It started in 1983 as Bell Atlantic (based in Philadelphia) with a footprint covering New Jersey to Virginia and emerged as part of the 1984 AT&T breakup into seven "Baby Bells." In 1997, Bell Atlantic merged with another Regional Bell Operating Company, NYNEX, based in New York City with a footprint spanning from New York to Maine. The combined company kept the Bell Atlantic name. In 2000, Bell Atlantic acquired former independent phone company GTE, and adopted the name "Verizon", a portmanteau of veritas and horizon, which rhymes with horizon. The company's headquarters are located in the Verizon Building at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

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StockRing.com Eric Katsov from StockRing.com presents StockRing Buy-Sell-Hold recommendations for 30 stocks that Dow Jones Industrial index consists of. On October 15, 2008 US and World markets suffered big losses. This is how they closed 1. Dow Jones 8577.91 -733.08 (-7.87%) 2. Nasdaq 1628.33 -150.68 (-8.47%) 3. S&P 500 907.84 -90.17 (-9.03%) 4. Nikkei 9547.47 99.90 (1.06%) 5. Hang Seng 15998.30 -834.58 (-4.96%) 6. FTSE 100 4079.59 -314.62 (-7.16%) 8. 10 Yr Note 4.011 -0.012 (-0.30%) 9. Crude Oil 73.58 -0.96 (-1.29%) On October 15, 2008 StockRing.com analysed all 30 stocks from Dow Jones Industrial Average Index and came out with the following results 0 stocks to buy, 15 stocks to hold and 15 stocks to sell short if possible. StockRing.com recommends to Short the following 15 stocks on October 15, 2008 1 . AA Alcoa, Inc. $ 11.82 2 . AXP American Express $ 24.79 3 . BA Boeing Co. (The) $ 43.75 4 . C Citigroup Inc $ 16.81 5 . CAT Caterpillar Inc. $ 43.03 6 . CVX Chevron Corporation $ 62.58 7 . DD Du Pont (EI) de $ 33.19 8 . DIS Walt Disney Co. $ 24 9 . GE General Electric $ 19.56 10. GM General Motors Co. $ 6.27 11. HD Home Depot Inc $ 20.27 12. INTC INTEL $ 15.69 13. KFT Kraft Foods, Inc $ 27.46 14. MRK Merck & Co., Inc $ 27.39 15. XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. $ 65.61 StockRing.com recommends to Hold the following 15 stocks on October 15, 2008 1 . BAC Bank of America $ 25.53 2 . HPQ Hewlett-Packard $ 39.7 3 . IBM IBM $ 90.84 4 . JNJ Johnson & Johnson $ 61.68 5 . JPM JP Morgan <b>...</b>
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StockRing.com Lyena Kova, TV Reporter from StockRing.com presents StockRing Buy-Sell-Hold recommendations from stocks from Dow Jones Industrial Average index. On October 18, 2008 (10-18-08) US and World markets suffered some losses. This is how they closed 1. Dow 8852.22 -127.04 (-1.41%) 2. Nasdaq 1711.29 -6.42 (-0.37%) 3. S&P 500 940.55 -5.88 (-0.62%) 4. Nikkei 8693.82 235.37 (2.78%) 5. Hang Seng 14554.21 -676.31 (-4.44%) 6. FTSE 100 4063.01 201.62 (5.22%) 7. 10 Yr Note 3.938 0.002 (0.05%) 8. Crude Oil 71.85 2.00 (2.86%) On October 18, 2008 (10-18-08) StockRing.com analyzed all 30 stocks from Dow Jones Industrial Average index and came out with the following results 1 stock to buy, 13 stocks to hold and 16 stocks to sell short if possible. StockRing.com recommends to Short the following 16 stocks on October 18, 2008 1. AA ALCOA INC $ 11.8 2. AXP AMERICAN EXPRESS $ 23.33 3. BA BOEING $ 44.55 4. BAC BANK OF AMERICA $ 23.24 4. C CITIGROUP $ 14.88 5. CAT CATERPILLAR INC $ 39.32 7. CVX CHEVRON CORP $ 62.35 8. DD DU PONT $ 33.77 9. GE GENERAL ELECTRIC $ 19.63 10. GM GENERAL MOTORS $ 6.43 11. HD HOME DEPOT INC $ 20.21 12. INTC NTEL CORP $ 15.5 13. MRK MERCK INC $ 28.5 14. T AT&T INC. $ 25.29 15. VZ VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS $ 27.19 16. XOM EXXON MOBIL CORP $ 68.04 StockRing.com recommends to Buy only 1 stocks on October 18, 2008 1. WMT WALL MART STORES $ 53.77 If you would like to know what to do with the rest of 50000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds, please come <b>...</b>
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The Federal Communications Commission approved a Notice of Inquiry by a 3-2 vote to begin public consideration of possible legal frameworks for commission action on broadband Internet services. The following is a statement by Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president for public affairs, policy and communications: "Reclassifying high-speed broadband Internet service as a telecom service is a terrible idea. The negative consequences for online users and the Internet ecosystem would be severe and have ramifications for decades. It is difficult to understand why the FCC continues to consider this option. Rather than attempting to make the new world of broadband fit into the regulatory scheme of the old telephone world, the FCC should acknowledge that this is an issue Congress should address. Nearly 300 members of Congress have signed letters to the FCC, warning against reclassification and expressing support for congressional action. We will continue to work with the Congress, the FCC and other interested parties to resolve these issues in a manner that encourages investment, innovation, jobs and the best possible online experience for users."
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Clips from longer event with Verizon Business on cloud, cloud collaboration, UCS, unified communications.
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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) launched its Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 2.2 OS, also known as "Froyo," to HTC Incredible phone owners over the past weekend. The Android 2.2 launch for the HTC Incredible will reportedly be completed by the end of this week. SmarTrend is bullish on shares of Verizon Communications and our subscribers were alerted to buy on July 27, 2010 at $28.52. The stock has risen 4.3% since the alert was issued.
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A 300-page report urges the Maine Public Utilities Commission to reject FairPoint Communications' purchase of Verizon. News 8's Keith Baldi reports.
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AT&T Inc. (T) will begin selling HTC smartphones for $99.99, the first mobile device its offered since Verizon Communications (VZ) garnered the rights to sell Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPhone. AT&T had been the sole provider of service for iPhone since 2007. The second largest wireless provider in the US is up 0.55% to $27.67 in mid-day trade. The HTC Corp. Inspire smartphone will be on sale starting Feb. 13, three days after Verizon begins selling iPhones.
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Net Neutrality is in Jeopardy! - The internet and telecom giants Verizon and Google have reportedly reached an agreement to impose a tiered system for accessing the internet. The deal would enable Verizon to charge for quicker access to online content over wireless devices, a violation of the concept of net neutrality that calls for equal access to all services. The deal comes amidst closed-door meetings between the Federal Communications Commission and major telecom giants on crafting new regulations. The reason net neutrality mattersâit's been the law of the land for the internet since it was created about forty years agoâthis is the principle that says all content on the web travels at the same speed, whether it's ABC News sending it or it's Democracy Now! or it's your cousin's wedding video. And the key there is understanding that as internet speed increases, then we're going to see all mediaâtelevision, radio, phone service, emerging technologiesâall delivered through an internet connection. Any website could become a television network or a radio network. It's a complete game changer that breaks open access and distribution of media content. So, when we have the changes in policy deals like the Google-Verizon deal that we're going to talk about today, this is going to have a profound effect over whether that revolutionary sort of opportunity is realized or whether it's going to be squandered.
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The second largest US telecommunications services provider (after AT&T) has taken the top spot in wireless services (ahead of AT&T Mobility). The company's wireline business provides local telephone, long-distance, and Internet access services to residential and business customers in 24 states and Washington, DC. It has about 40 million voice access lines in operation and serves about 8 million broadband Internet customers. Verizon Wireless (known legally as Cellco Partnership), the company's joint venture with Vodafone Group, serves more than 80 million customers. Verizon Business provides communications and IT services to business and government clients in the US and abroad
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The Star-Ledger - NJ.com--Pictured is Ivan Seidenberg, chairman of the group and CEO of -Verizon- Communications. Optimism among the nation's CEOs rose to a record high during the first quarter of the year, topping even the pre-recessionary peak as m - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:34:33 GMT+00:00
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International Business Times--There is the argument that -Verizon- customers will be bemused if their iPhone 4 becomes suddenly obsolete with the launch of iPhone 5. After all, Apple tied up with -Verizon- only recently and wouldn't considerations of - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:20:00 GMT+00:00
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Benzinga--By BenzingaStaffB According to Goldman Sachs, Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) realizes implications from -Verizon's- announcement of 100G deployment. Goldman Sachs reported that -Verizon- announced that it would deploy 100G technology, includ - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:49:43 GMT+00:00
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Dslreports--"This industry is anything but a duopoly," AT&T CEO Randal Setphenson tells the Wall Street Journal, responding to concerns that AT&T and -Verizon- would own more than 70% of the wireless market ... - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:51:46 GMT+00:00
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Retirees seek to limit Verizon executive bonuses - NorthJersey.com Tweet this news
NorthJersey.com--A group of phone company retirees says -Verizon- Communications should cut stock awards to top executives when the company's stock lags. The 112000-member Association of BellTel Retirees Inc. is asking -Verizon- shareholders to suppo - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 06:08:43 GMT+00:00
Before Wednesday night's game against the Miami Heat at Verizon Center ... - Washington Times Tweet this news
Washington Times--Before Wednesday night's game against the Miami Heat at -Verizon- Center, Wizards coach Flip Saunders felt about as good as could be expected. “We're coming in with a little bit of confidence. We played pretty well on the roa - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:56:59 GMT+00:00
iPad 3, Verizon iPhone 5, iOS 5, iTouch 5 aren't all September babies - Beatweek Magazine Tweet this news
Beatweek Magazine--Next year's iPad 3, this summer's -Verizon- iPhone 5 and AT&T iPhone 5 and iOS 5, and this fall's iPod touch 5 are somehow giggled into a time machine and thusly debuted all at once. It makes no sense on paper, an - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 04:48:15 GMT+00:00

Verizon Communications, Inc.

Corporate DirectorsJames Barker * Richard Carrión * Robert Lane * Sandra Moose * Joseph Neubauer * Thomas O'Brien * Hugh Price * Ivan Seidenberg * Walter Shipley * John R. Stafford * Robert Storey
Holding CompaniesGTE * MCI * NYNEX
Bell Operating CompaniesVerizon Delaware * Verizon Maryland * Verizon New England * Verizon New Jersey * Verizon New York * Verizon Pennsylvania * Verizon Washington, D.C. * Verizon Virginia
GTE operating companiesGTE Southwest * Verizon California * Verizon Florida * Verizon North * Verizon South
Long Distance ServicesBell Atlantic Communications * NYNEX Long Distance
Wireless servicesVerizon Wireless (55%) * Vodafone Italy (23%)
Internet servicesVerizon High Speed Internet * FiOS Internet * Verizon Hub
Video ServicesFiOS TV
Other AssetsEmpire City Subway * Verizon Business
Former AssetsVerizon West Virginia

United States telephone companies

360networks * ACS * AT&T * Cavalier * CenturyLink * Cincinnati Bell * Deltacom * Emery Telcom * FairPoint * Frontier * GCI * Hawaiian Telcom * Iowa Telecom * PAETEC * Puerto Rico Telephone * Qwest * TDS * tw telecom * Verizon * Windstream * XO Communications

Dow Jones Industrial Average components

Current3M * Alcoa * American Express * AT&T * Bank of America * Boeing * Caterpillar * Chevron * Cisco Systems * The Coca-Cola Company * DuPont * ExxonMobil * General Electric * Hewlett-Packard * The Home Depot * Intel * IBM * Johnson & Johnson * JPMorgan Chase * Kraft Foods * McDonald's * Merck & Co. * Microsoft * Pfizer * Procter & Gamble * The Travelers Companies * United Technologies Corporation * Verizon Communications * Wal-Mart * The Walt Disney Company
Selected
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Altria Group * American International Group * American Telephone & Telegraph * American Tobacco Company * Bethlehem Steel * Citigroup * Colorado Fuel and Iron * Eastman Kodak * General Foods * General Motors * Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company * Honeywell * International Harvester * International Paper * Johns-Manville * Nash Motors * Navistar International * North American Company * Owens-Illinois * Sears, Roebuck and Company * Union Carbide * United States Rubber Company * U.S. Steel * F. W. Woolworth Company



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