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A challenge to the 2010 Order by ISP Verizon will allow ISPs to create a 'two tier' system which charges more for high-bandwidth activities online

Market Report: Force is not with Vodafone in the US

There was a time when some were calling for Vodafone to get out of Verizon Wireless. The critics have been pacified somewhat by the mobile phone giant's US joint venture paying a multibillion-dollar dividend, but yesterday the City was fretting over the possibility that Vodafone's partner in the business may want it out.

Doubt as Verizon avoids pay promise

Verizon's failure to commit to recurring annual dividends at its joint venture with Vodafone was written off yesterday as "bluster".

US bosses earn more than their company's tax bill, report claims

A new study into the accounting machinations of corporate America claims that 25 of the country's largest companies last year paid more to their chief executives than they paid Uncle Sam in taxes.

Verizon workers call off strike

The two-week long strike at Verizon Communications is set to end this week after the unions and the US telecoms group reached an agreement to restart negotiations. Around 45,000 workers are expected to start going back to work, with some resuming late shifts today, and the remainder following suit tomorrow. The weekend pact will see Verizon extend the old contract terms indefinitely while it talks to the unions about changes.

Investment Column: Vodafone's boss has made the right call

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Verizon hit as 45,000 staff go out on strike

More than 45,000 workers at US telecoms giant Verizon have gone out on strike after the unions walked away from contract negotiations.

Stephen Foley: Verizon sends a $4.5bn cheque Vodafone's way, and it won't be the last

US Outlook: Vodafone has been standing there with its little porridge bowl saying, "Please, sir, can I have some more" for so long, the dollop that just landed was bound to warm investors' hearts.

Market Report: Lloyds loses ground as bears reign supreme

Lloyds was the weakest of the blue chips last night as traders, already wary of banking stocks owing to the impasse over the federal debt ceiling in the US, took note of some bearish comment from Royal Bank of Scotland, the other part-nationalised lender on the FTSE 100.

Vodafone's US venture to pay £2bn dividend

Vodafone shareholders are set to receive a £2bn windfall next year, after its joint venture in the US resurrected its dividend following years of squabbling between the two partners.

Market Report: Broker's call for support pushes Vodafone ahead

Risers were in short supply on the top-tier index last night, but Vodafone managed to creep up as analysts said fears around the mobile phone giant were wildly overdone.

Vodafone rings up £9.5bn profit

A surge in demand for smartphones and better-than-expected growth in the UK helped boost Vodafone's annual profits to £9.5 billion today.

Market Report: Sceptics widen odds on bwin.party's US chances

April has proven to be a dramatic month for bwin.party so far, and the rollercoaster continued yesterday as it slumped to the bottom of the mid-tier index. Declining 8.6p to 163.9p, the online gambling group was knocked back by sceptical comments over the chances of its being able to operate in the US.

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