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Softbank May Take Control Of Sprint
2012-10-11 19:38:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sprint is talking with one of Japan's largest mobile-phone companies for a possible "substantial" investment, according to a report by Japan´s Nikkei newspaper. The report, citing unnamed sources, said that the deal could involve Softbank to take as much as 75 percent of Sprint, giving the third-largest Japanese carrier control over the U.S. company. Jennifer Fritzsche, an analyst at Wells Fargo Securities LLC, wrote in a...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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