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  1. Frontier Lays Off 250 After Verizon Deal (FTR, VZ)

    September 30, 2016
    Frontier Communications is laying off 250 midlevel managers to realize synergies after buying Verizon's wireline assets this ...
  2. Communications Giants Slumping Despite iPhone Hype (AAPL, VZ)

    September 29, 2016
    AT&T and Verizon have failed to rally in reaction to iPhone 7 sales euphoria, raising doubts about the smartphone's long-term ...
  3. Verizon Jumpstarting 5G Network Offerings (VZ)

    September 28, 2016
    While some industry insiders predict most wireless companies will enter the 5G market in 2020, Verizon is planning for an ...
  4. Senator Calls For SEC Probe of Yahoo Hack (YHOO, VZ)

    September 27, 2016
    The Yahoo sale to Verizon is getting more complicated now that Sen. Mark Warner is calling for the SEC to investigate Yahoo. ...
  5. Report: Verizon Execs Divided Over Yahoo (VZ, YHOO)

    September 26, 2016
    Yahoo's data breach has Verizon executives divided over how to proceed with the deal to buy Yahoo's core assets.
  6. Verizon Unhappy Over Yahoo Data Breach (VZ, YHOO)

    September 23, 2016
    Verizon executives weren't aware of the size and scope of the Yahoo data hack until recently, raising questions about the ...
  7. Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach (YHOO, VZ)

    September 22, 2016
    According to reports, the breach could affect 200 million users.
  8. Yahoo-Verizon Deal Rocked by Data Hack (YHOO, VZ)

    September 22, 2016
    Yahoo is about to release information about what is reportedly massive data breach, injecting risk into Verizon's buy of ...
  9. Apple Season Starts Now

    September 16, 2016
    Apple's new iPhone 7 is available to customers today. The sales numbers could turn out to be a surprise.
  10. Qualcomm, Verizon Team Up on IoT (QCOM, VZ)

    September 16, 2016
    Qualcomm and Verizon are teaming up to drive adoption of Internet of Things devices.
  11. Know Why BoE's Buy List Includes Apple, GE (AAPL, GE)

    September 15, 2016
    The Bank of England's stimulus includes $13.3 billion worth of corporate bonds many of which are issued by non-British companies ...
  12. Verizon: iPhone 7 Preorders Lagging (VZ, AAPL)

    September 15, 2016
    Verizon isn't seeing record-setting preorders for Apple iPhone 7 like some of its competitors.
  13. NYC: Verizon Broke Promise On FiOS Rollout (VZ)

    September 14, 2016
    The city of New York claims Verizon is in default over a deal to roll out FIOS to the majority of residents.
  14. Verizon Buys IoT Startup Sensity Systems (VZ)

    September 13, 2016
    Verizon is furthering its push into the Internet of Things by purchasing Sensity Systems, the California IoT startup.
  15. EU Set to Rule In Favor of Legacy Telecoms (T, VZ)

    September 12, 2016
    The European Union is proposing rules that would treat internet-based telephony apps like Skype and WhatsApp similar to the ...
  16. Before Verizon, Japan Unit Sought Yahoo Buy (VZ, YHOO)

    September 12, 2016
    Yahoo Japan proposed a merger with U.S.-based Yahoo Inc. right before it agreed to the $4.8 billion deal with Verizon.
  17. 5G Technology: Which Country Will Be the First to Adapt?

    September 9, 2016
    The United States and other countries that want to stay competitive in the global economy are already making preparations ...
  18. T-Mobile Mocks Verizon's Speed Claims (TMUS, VZ)

    September 7, 2016
    T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray questions Verizon's claims of 50% higher peak speeds with its new LTE service
  19. Verizon, AT&T Scramble After Samsung Recall (VZ,T)

    September 6, 2016
    T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T had to scramble over the weekend to take back millions of Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones ...
  20. Verizon Beats AT&T Out oof the Gate, Raises Quarterly Dividend

    September 2, 2016
    Verizon Communications raised it quarterly dividend 2.2%, beating rival AT&T in the telecommunications dividend battle.
  21. Verizon Getting Into IoT With New Wireless Service (VZ)

    September 1, 2016
    Verizon is gearing up to launch a new wireless service aimed at the Internet of Things market.
  22. Understanding Verizon's Capital Structure (VZ)

    August 26, 2016
    Verizon has a highly leveraged capital structure, and this debt capitalization and the company's equity have affected its ...
  23. Who Is Driving Verizon's Management Team? (VZ)

    August 24, 2016
    Verizon's experienced team of executives includes Lowell C. McAdam, Francis J. Shammo and John G. Stratton, all of whom make ...
  24. Top Dividend Stocks of 2016 (CNP, T)

    August 23, 2016
    These four high-yielding stocks have performed particularly well in 2016.
  25. American Funds Shedding Dividend Payers for Growth (BABA, MO)

    August 23, 2016
    American Funds, with $1.3T in AUM, is shifting towards a growth strategy.
  26. Behind T-Mobile's 166% Rise Since Its 2013 IPO (TMUS)

    August 14, 2016
    Analyze T-Mobile's stock price history to determine which factors influenced shares. Discover financial results and acquisition ...
  27. Why Your Cell Phone Bill Is Going Up

    August 1, 2016
    Your cell phone bill is going up because the price war among wireless carriers is ending.
  28. Verizon to Buy Fleetmatics

    August 1, 2016
    On the heels of its planned acquisition of Yahoo's core web assets, Verizon is acquiring GPS tracking company Fleetmatics ...
  29. Frontier Names a Number of New Executives

    August 1, 2016
    As it struggles to deal with acquisitions that more than doubled its size, Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) has made ...
  30. These 3 Dow Stocks Are Up 20% YTD (UNH,VZ,WMT)

    July 27, 2016
    These three blue chips in the Dow Jones Industrial Average have appreciated 20% year to date.
  31. Verizon Tops Q2 Estimates Despite Revenue Miss (VZ, YHOO)

    July 26, 2016
    Despite the revenue and earnings decline, Verizon grew in the metrics that mattered the most.
  32. Yahoo's Future Is in Marni Walden's Hands (VZ, YHOO)

    July 25, 2016
    Walden will lead the integration of Yahoo with Verizon after proving her abilities in the company's acquisition of AOL Inc. ...
  33. Sprint Stock Soars 22% on Q2 Rev Beat (S, VZ)

    July 25, 2016
    Investors cheered Sprint's revenue results, which showed that the company's aggressive promotions are having a positive effect ...
  34. Verizon Finally Acquires Yahoo Core Operations (VZ, YHOO)

    July 24, 2016
    Yahoo's assets could be what Verizon needs to capture billions in ad dollars that are now going to Facebook and Google.
  35. Verizon Set to Announce $4.8 bn Yahoo Deal Today (VZ,YHOO)

    July 24, 2016
    Verizon is expanding its digital media business which includes AOL.
  36. Verizon Lead Bidder In Yahoo Deal (VZ, YHOO)

    July 22, 2016
    Verizon is said to be the lead bidder in the acquisition of Yahoo
  37. Verizon Severs Excessive Data Users (VZ)

    July 22, 2016
    Verizon Communications is gearing up to disconnect customers who were grandfathered into an unlimited data plan but use too ...
  38. What to Expect When AT&T Report Q2 Earnings?

    July 20, 2016
    AT&T has strategically bundled various services and has offered its TV customers promotions, including unlimited wireless ...
  39. 5 High Quality Dividend Stocks (VZ,GM,T,RAI,DUK)

    July 20, 2016
    It’s not easy to find stocks with high yields and safe dividends. Here are five.
  40. Yahoo Sale Takes Center Stage Before Earnings

    July 17, 2016
    The company has said it will take no more bids for its core assets and make a decision about a potential suitor on, or around, ...
  41. Behind Verizon's 66.7% Rise in 10 years (VZ, T)

    July 14, 2016
    Analyze Verizon's stock performance over the past 10 years. Learn how VZ's defensive characteristics and periods of strong ...
  42. Verizon Hires Former YouTube Exec as Video Chief (VZ, GOOGL)

    July 11, 2016
    The battle for digital advertising has gotten a bot more interesting.
  43. Verizon Boosts Prices While Raising Data Caps (VZ)

    July 7, 2016
    After a rash of price-cutting, Verizon plans boost prices while allowing consumers to use more data.
  44. 3 Value Stocks That Mutual Funds Are Overestimating

    June 29, 2016
    Learn why Goldman Sachs concludes that most mutual funds perform more poorly than their benchmark indexes. Discover three ...
  45. Verizon Bundles Phone Contracts For Bond Market (VZ)

    June 29, 2016
    The telecom company plans to raise $1.2 billion from bond markets by bundling smartphone contracts of 2.5 million customers. ...
  46. 5G vs. 4G: 4 Things Investors Should Know Before 2020 (VZ,T)

    June 29, 2016
    Investigate the development status of next-generation 5G mobile technology and learn more about how it should compare to ...
  47. Capex Report: Telecom Leads in Spending (T,VZ)

    June 27, 2016
    Find out why the telecom sector led in 2015 spending on capital expenditures and understand how operating cash flow and total ...
  48. 3 Blue Chip Mavericks Glowing Green After Brexit (WMT, LMT)

    June 24, 2016
    These three resilient blue chips traded higher on Friday morning, despite a worldwide Brexit selloff.
  49. Exploring AOL's History and Where it Goes From Here

    June 23, 2016
    Learn about AOL's history, and see how it almost died but accumulated top advertising sites. Discover how AOL can benefit ...
  50. 3 S&P500 Stocks Flashing Strong Volume Signals (VZ, WFC)

    June 20, 2016
    These S&P 500 components have generated On Balance Volume (OBV) divergences that could impact recent trends.
  51. 4 Growth Stocks Mutual Funds Are Underestimating (GS, AAPL)

    June 17, 2016
    Discover four stocks in which growth fund managers remain underweight despite evidence that momentum may still exist in the ...
  52. Yahoo Expected to Ask for Final Round Bids (VZ, YHOO)

    June 13, 2016
    Rivals Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc.'s quest to buy Yahoo's web assets is entering its endgame as the search ...
  53. Yahoo Stock Up After Setting Asset Sale Deadline (YHOO, VZ)

    June 9, 2016
    The embattled technology company has begun an auction for roughly 3,000 patents and pending patent applications. Yahoo says ...
  54. The Market In 5 Minutes: We're Gathered Here To Get Through This ...

    June 7, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  55. 5 Companies With Huge Cash Flow (AAPL,VZ,MSFT,WMT)

    June 1, 2016
    These five companies have major cash flow which makes them good long-term bets.
  56. Verizon Stock Rises on Strike Agreement (VZ)

    May 31, 2016
    An "agreement in principle" has been reached between Verizon Communications and union workers, likely ending a month-long ...
  57. Tentative Deal Reached Between Verizon and Unions (VZ)

    May 31, 2016
    Verizon Communications reached a tentative deal with unions last Friday after workers had been on strike for nearly 7 weeks.
  58. Verizon Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (VZ)

    May 30, 2016
    Investigate Verizon's capital structure, and understand how debt and equity capitalization and enterprise value interact ...
  59. Verizon Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (VZ)

    May 25, 2016
    Learn who some of the largest customers of Verizon Communications are and how Verizon is branching out into new revenue-generating ...
  60. Verizon CEO: Worker Strike May Impact Q2 Results (VZ)

    May 25, 2016
    Verizon CEO warns that his company's financials may disappoint, thanks to the ongoing strike involving some 40,000 union ...
  61. The Share Buyback Report: The Telecom Sector (T, VZ)

    May 24, 2016
    Examine telecommunications sector share repurchase data to identify which companies and catalysts drove buyback trends between ...
  62. Sprint Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (S)

    May 16, 2016
    Learn about Sprint's capital structure and how trends in pricing impact the company's market capitalization and enterprise ...
  63. Warren Buffett Is Not Buying Yahoo (YHOO, VZ)

    May 16, 2016
    Buffett is willing to bankroll billionaire Dan Gilbert's bid, not becoming a bidder himself.
  64. AT&T Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (T)

    May 12, 2016
    Analyze AT&T's capital structure to discover important trends in the company's financing. Find out how and why debt and equity ...
  65. Target Stock: Analyzing 4 Key Customers (TGT)

    May 6, 2016
    Discover Target Corp's four largest customers and how the retail giant focuses on diversity and inclusion to aid in economic ...
  66. American Funds Investment Company Performance Case Study (AIVSX)

    May 4, 2016
    Learn more about American Funds Investment Company of America mutual fund including fund history, asset holding composition, ...
  67. Apple Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (AAPL)

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about the top five customers of Apple Inc., whose strategic success also extends to the traditionally resistant market ...
  68. Verizon Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (VZ)

    April 29, 2016
    Learn about Verizon Communications, and discover the companies that are its key suppliers. Obtain a brief summary and analysis ...
  69. If Verizon Bought Yahoo... (VZ, YHOO)

    April 27, 2016
    Verizon wants to compete with Google and Facebook in the mobile ad space. Buying Yahoo could help them do it, but it would ...
  70. Telecom ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (FCOM, VOX)

    April 25, 2016
    Pay attention to recent price performance when considering a telecom sector ETF. While some telecom ETFs provide strong returns, ...
  71. Verizon Getting Sold Under the Surface (VZ)

    April 21, 2016
    Verizon volume divergences point to institutional selling pressure that may overcome recent market leadership.
  72. Global Communications: 5 Key Industry Players (T, VZ)

    April 20, 2016
    Compare the market capitalizations and enterprise values of the leading communications industry stocks with their annual ...
  73. Bids for Yahoo! Core Business Due Ahead of Earnings (YHOO, VZ)

    April 18, 2016
    The company has reportedly resisted disclosing certain financial details to bidders, presumably not to undermine its own ...
  74. Portfolio Trends in 2016 (MCLOX)

    April 16, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the BlackRock Global Allocation Fund, and determine how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  75. American Funds Capital Income Builder Trends in 2016 (CAIBX)

    April 15, 2016
    Learn about the composition of the American Funds Capital Income Builder fund, and discover how its makeup has evolved between ...
  76. The Market In 5 Minutes: Mamba Out

    April 14, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  77. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Telecommunications Sector ...

    April 13, 2016
    The top five earners in the telecom industry are well compensated for staying competitive and generating billions of dollars ...
  78. Alcatel-Lucent's Role in Wireless Innovation (NOK, AAPL)

    April 11, 2016
    Review how Alcatel-Lucent is playing a critical role in developing the next innovation in wireless technology with 5GNow ...
  79. Why Did Yahoo! Extend Its Bidding Deadline? (YHOO, VZ)

    April 11, 2016
    It would seem the beleaguered Internet media company wants to get a better sense of where its value lies.
  80. The 5 Largest Telecom ETFs (VOX, IYZ)

    April 9, 2016
    Explore the five largest telecommunications sector ETFs, as measured by assets under management. Learn the tracking indexes, ...
  81. Verizon Ready to Acquire Yahoo's Core Business (VZ, YHOO)

    April 8, 2016
    Yahoo!, once the king of search, is now searching for an identity - something it hasn't had since Google and Facebook emerged ...
  82. What The Twitter-NFL Partnership Means For Twitter

    April 6, 2016
    On Tuesday, Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) won the NFL sweepstakes, officially partnering for the right to stream 10 Thursday night ...
  83. Three Dow Relative Strength Plays (MCD, VZ)

    April 4, 2016
    These three stocks lead the Dow Industrial Average in relative strength as we head into the 2nd quarter.
  84. Netflix Didn't Violate Net Neutrality Rules, Says FCC (NFLX, ...

    April 4, 2016
    With the FCC ruling coming in its favor, will Netflix take this as an "all clear" signal to continue doing what it thinks ...
  85. T-Mobile's "Un-carrier Amped" Strategy Is More Important than ...

    April 4, 2016
    Discover how its Un-carrier Amped strategy grew T-Mobile's business and disrupted the wireless provider industry, and learn ...
  86. Netflix Caps Video Streams on AT&T, Verizon Customers (NFLX, ...

    March 28, 2016
    Netflix wanted to “protect consumers from exceeding mobile data caps,” which it says may discourage future viewing.
  87. Exploring Schwab's Suite of Inexpensive U.S. Equity ETFs (SCHX, ...

    March 25, 2016
    Discover Schwab's most popular low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for equities, which are also highly ranked by Morningstar.
  88. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Equity ETFs (HDV)

    March 24, 2016
    Find out which U.S. equity dividend-paying exchange-traded funds are the best for dividend yield, total return performance ...
  89. (VOX) Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Watch the share price movements of Verizon and AT&T impact the Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF as these two stocks ...
  90. 3 Popular Telecom ETFs in 2016 (VOX, IYZ, FCOM)

    March 18, 2016
    Identify three of the most popular exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the telecommunication services sector, and evaluate the ...
  91. 4 Reasons Sprint Continues to Invest in Chicago (S, TMUS)

    March 14, 2016
    Identify several key reasons why Sprint is investing heavily in Chicago as the company attempts to capture market share in ...
  92. AT&T Uses IoT Technology to Create Connected Wheelchair (T, VZ)

    March 13, 2016
    Find out about AT&T's partnership with Swedish wheelchair manufacturer Permobil to launch an IoT-powered wireless wheelchair ...
  93. 3 Stocks That Loathe Bull Markets (KO, WMT)

    March 9, 2016
    Explore three stocks that have lagged the market during recent bull markets. Learn why defensive stocks tend to grow slowly ...
  94. Can Sprint Keep Up With Its Competitors? (S, TMUS)

    March 9, 2016
    Discover how Sprint is faring against the competition in the mobile phone industry and some of its plans and accolades that ...
  95. Verizon and Hearst Television Launch Mobile TV (VZ)

    March 3, 2016
    Verizon Launches Services Aimed At Millennials In Conjunction With Hearst Television
  96. 3 Telecom Stocks To Avoid in 2016 (FTR, CMCSA)

    March 3, 2016
    Understand the appeal of the telecommunications industry and its high dividends during shaky markets, and identify three ...
  97. Analyzing Verizon's Debt Ratios in 2016 (VZ)

    February 29, 2016
    Analyze Verizon's key debt ratios, and understand how the company has been able to expand in recent years by safely increasing ...
  98. 3 Technology Stocks Near Their 52-Week Highs Worth Selling (XLNX, ...

    February 27, 2016
    Find out why Xilinx, FICO and Verizon Communications are three technology stocks near 52-week highs that investors should ...
  99. The Top 4 Telecommunications Penny Stocks for 2016 (ALSK, CBB)

    February 24, 2016
    Discover four telecommunications penny stocks for your portfolio for 2016, including turnaround candidates and those with ...
  100. AT&T Vs. Verizon: Are These Two Telecom Giants Overvalued? (T, ...

    February 20, 2016
    Discover if AT&T and Verizon are attractive investments in early 2016. Both companies have seen a run-up in their stock prices ...
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