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2013-05-16 16:27:43

Verizon Head of Public Policy Calls for Consumer- and Innovation-Focused Policy Framework for Broadband and Wireless Ecosystem WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon's new head of public policy outlined the framework policymakers in Washington should consider in modernizing the nation's outdated telecom rules and regulations. Verizon believes that obsolete and unnecessary rules - some of which date back to the late 1800s, and were written for the railroads and to create...

2013-05-13 12:33:19

NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Francis J. Shammo, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), will speak at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston on Tuesday, May 14. His remarks will be webcast beginning at approximately 11:20 a.m. Eastern time. Access instructions will be available on Verizon's Investor Relations Web site, www.verizon.com/investor. VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon...

2013-05-02 12:31:42

TULSA, Okla., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) has announced preliminary results of the shareholder vote at its annual meeting here today. The company reported that a substantial majority of the shareholders approved the following management proposals: Election of each of Verizon's 13 directors standing for election to a one-year term. Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young as the company's independent registered public accounting...

2013-05-01 16:34:08

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama today (May 1) nominated Tom Wheeler to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and announced that Commissioner Mignon Clyburn would serve as acting chair until Wheeler's confirmation. The following statement should be attributed to Craig Silliman, Verizon senior vice president, public policy: "Verizon congratulates Commissioner Clyburn on her historic appointment as acting chair of the Federal Communications...

2013-04-29 12:33:07

Activities Include Workshops, Networking Events and More PHILADELPHIA, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Verizon will present Greater Philadelphia's inaugural Small Business Week May 13-17, celebrating and recognizing the critical contributions of the Greater Philadelphia region's more than 150,000 small businesses. The 2013 Small Business Week will feature a series of events allowing small-business owners to gain insights to better run...

2013-04-18 12:32:30

Foundation Also Will Match Employees' Contributions to the Fund BOSTON, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Verizon Foundation has pledged $100,000 to One Fund Boston to assist the victims of the April 15 bomb attacks and their families. The foundation also will provide a 1-to-1 match of employee online donations to One Fund Boston. One Fund Boston was established by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to assist families most affected by the bomb...

2013-04-18 08:40:24

CHICAGO, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), Clearwire Corporation (Nasdaq:CLWR), Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S), AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) and Rio Tinto Plc. (NYSE:RIO). (Logo:...

2013-04-18 08:36:08

Verizon Wireless Expands Margins; Continued Strong Customer and Revenue Gains Reported for Wireless, FiOS and Global Enterprise Strategic Services NEW YORK, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 1Q 2013 HIGHLIGHTS Consolidated 68 cents in earnings per share (EPS), a 15.3 percent increase compared with 59 cents per share in 1Q 2012. 4.2 percent year-over-year increase in total operating revenues; cash flow from operating activities up $1.6 billion, or 26.4 percent, from 1Q 2012....

2013-04-17 08:33:57

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) will report first-quarter 2013 earnings on Thursday, April 18. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Francis J. Shammo will present results on a webcast beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. Access instructions and presentation materials, including Verizon's earnings release, will be available at 7:30 a.m. on Verizon's Investor Relations Web site, www.verizon.com/investor. VERIZON'S ONLINE...

2013-04-15 12:27:16

Company to Host Disaster Recovery and Hazmat Exercises in Dallas Metro Area NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon's elite Major Emergency Response Incident Team, called MERIT, is celebrating 20 years of service as it continues to protect thousands of miles of the company's communications network assets during natural disasters or hazardous materials incidents. This week, the 30-member MERIT team, which includes eight of the original members, is assembling in the Dallas...