Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:31 AM EST

Verizon Communications Inc.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is an American broadband and telecommunications company and a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It was formed in 1983 as Bell Atlantic as part of the 1984 breakup into seven Baby Bells. Prior to its transformation into Verizon, Bell Atlantic had merged with another Regional Bell Operating Company, NYNEX, in 1997. The name is a portmanteau of veritas and horizon. The company's headquarters are located in the Verizon Building in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

Headlines Around the Web

Verizon negative for Canadian telecom bonds

Aug 30, 2013 - Financial Post

Verizon, Redbox to Challenge Netflix

Feb 07, 2012 - Business Week

Articles About Verizon Communications Inc.

New York Stock Exchange
Global Markets Overview – July 23, 2014

By IG Markets

Global macro concerns may have outweighed trading yesterday due to light reporting; however out of the 36 individual companies that reported to the market, 79% beat expectations, meaning bottom-up actuals outpaced the global gloom being generated by geopolitics. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER

Apple Inc Still World’s Most Valuable Brand, Samsung Picks Up at No. 2

By IBTimes AU

Brand Finance listed Apple Inc as its no. 1 brand among world’s most valuable brands (Feb 19)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOOGLE INC., MICROSOFT, WAL-MART, GENERAL ELECTRIC, IBM

A driver uses a mobile phone in a car after running off the roadway due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. A rare winter storm gripped the U.S. South on Wednesday, killing five people, stranding children overnight at their schools, gna
Storms Cause Havoc for Families, Schools in U.S. Northeast

By Reuters

A winter storm that froze the U.S. southeast in its tracks pushed north on Thursday, with driving winds and heavy snow snarling travel and closing many schools from Washington to Connecticut, creating havoc for winter-weary parents. (Feb 14)

MORE TOPICS: STORM, FLORIDA, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, TENNESSEE

Court Ruling Deals Blow to NSA Surveillance

By Reuters

The U.S. government's gathering of Americans' phone records is likely unlawful, a judge ruled on Monday, raising "serious doubts" about the value of the National Security Agency's so-called metadata counter terrorism program. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, FEDERAL RESERVE, GEORGE W. BUSH, COURT, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT

Cell Phone Bills May Soar As Verizon Withdraws Business From Canada: Analysts

By IBTimes AU

Verizon’s decision not to enter the wireless market in Canada any more may turn out to be critical for Canadians. (Sep 04, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: TELECOMS

Vodafone and Verizon are to Start Talks for U.S. Wireless Stake Sale

By Industry Leaders Magazine

According to reports Vodafone Group and Verizon Communications are in advanced discussions about a sale of the holding for about $130 billion. Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) is in talks to sell its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless to U.S. partner Verizon Communications Inc. (Sep 02, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, FTSE, LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, MANAGEMENT, LONDON

Vodafone’s Shares Hit 12-Year High on Verizon Wireless Sale Talks

By IBTimes UK

Vodafone could exit its US joint venture in a deal worth $130bn. (Aug 29, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: LONDON

Verizon quarterly revenue misses estimate, shares down

By Reuters

Verizon Communications Inc said strength in its wireless business was tempered by weakness in its traditional wireline unit, producing weaker-than-expected revenue growth for the quarter and sending its shares down 1 percent. (Jul 18, 2013)

Verizon profit tops estimates on Wireless growth

By Reuters

Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday that quarterly earnings were a penny better than analysts' expectations on strong growth at its Verizon Wireless venture with Vodafone Group Plc. (Jul 18, 2013)

Verizon quarterly earnings, revenue rise

By Reuters

Verizon Communications Inc quarterly earnings and revenue rose on strong wireless subscriber growth at its Verizon Wireless venture with Vodafone Group Plc. (Jul 18, 2013)