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  1. October 23, 2014

    Comcast profits rise as broadband subscribers surge

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  1. October 21, 2014

    Verizon wireless surge driven by tablets

    Verizon’s wireless business added 1.5m new retail customers in the third quarter as it shrugged off an industry price war,...

  2. October 19, 2014

    Change is in the air after Xavier Niel’s failed bid for T-Mobile

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    October 14, 2014

    Value for the money: Mexico telecoms compete

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  4. October 14, 2014

    SoftBank buys streaming video service DramaFever

    SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms company, is bulking up its digital content portfolio with the acquisition of DramaFever, a...

  5. September 11, 2014

    Vodafone says door is open to new deals

    Vodafone would consider a transformational M&A deal at the right price in the future, according to its chief executive...

  6. September 11, 2014

    Online companies join battle over ‘internet slow lanes’

    A fierce battle is raging for the hearts and minds of web users – a battle that, if the heated rhetoric from each side is a...

  7. September 9, 2014

    Netflix joins net neutrality protests

    A coalition of some of the web’s most popular sites – including Netflix, Kickstarter and Reddit – will on Wednesday stage an...

  8. August 29, 2014

    US financials enjoy strong August gains

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  9. August 25, 2014

    Gloves off now that Sprint’s courtship of T-Mobile US is over

    Within the space of three weeks, Sprint and T-Mobile US have gone from potential allies to enemies in a price war that...

  10. August 25, 2014

    Cyber attacks: banking on safety

    Whether hacktivists or criminals, cyber attacks against banks are on the rise. Financial executives surveyed by PwC said...

  11. August 20, 2014

    US may be a gamble too far for Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank

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  12. August 8, 2014

    Telecom triopolies set the watchdogs’ alarm bells ringing

    There are some circumstances in which it is unquestionably better to have four than three. Attempting to play bridge, mixed...

  13. July 29, 2014

    Windstream soars on Reit spin-off plan

    The US telecoms sector climbed on Tuesday after a small wireline network announced plans to spin off part of its business...

  14. July 27, 2014

    US pensions: follow the cash

    Pension accountants are the unseen victims of the era of low interest rates. US bookkeeping rules require that future...

  15. July 17, 2014

    US media: Who else might be in play?

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  16. July 10, 2014

    Corporate bond sales hit five-year highs

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    Backed into a corner by tough new Mexican telecoms regulations, Carlos Slim’s América Móvil (AMX) has come out fighting. Its...

  18. June 26, 2014

    Berlin drops Verizon over US spying fears

    Berlin has terminated a contract with Verizon over concerns about the security of its systems in the first sign of serious...

  19. June 18, 2014

    Most ISPs improving performance, says FCC

    Most broadband internet service providers in the US are improving their performance, but those using local telephone...

  20. June 17, 2014

    Netflix switched on by upbeat analyst report

    Netflix shares received a boost from an upbeat report from analysts at Morgan Stanley, contributing to a 37 per cent rebound...

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    Premium pricing

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  22. June 5, 2014

    Sprint / T-Mobile: extreme makeover

    A Sprint/T-Mobile merger would be an expensive, risky way to fix an identity crisis. In the US mobile phone market, top dogs...

  23. June 5, 2014

    US jobs report key to outlook for bonds

    More than ever, and with good reason, investors are obsessed with America’s jobs market. Every month, US non-farm payrolls...

  24. May 22, 2014

    Dish Network ponders options after AT&T deal for DirecTV

    When AT&T announced its $49bn agreed bid for DirecTV this week, the deal appeared to leave Dish Network and the company’s...

  25. May 15, 2014

    US rules on internet fast lane move ahead

    The US Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a contentious proposal on net neutrality rules that could...

  26. May 1, 2014

    T-Mobile jumps on strong subscriber gains

    T-Mobile shares surged at their greatest pace in at least five months after the company added more subscribers in the first...

  27. April 24, 2014

    Why net neutrality no longer works

    When the internet was invented 25 years ago, one of the core principles set by its founders was a level playing field for...

  28. April 24, 2014

    FCC accused of violating net neutrality

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  29. April 23, 2014

    FCC shifts stance on net neutrality rules

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  30. April 10, 2014

    Microsoft cloud system wins EU privacy regulators’ approval

    Microsoft’s privacy changes to its online enterprise cloud storage system won EU regulators’ approval for meeting the bloc’s...

  31. March 17, 2014

    Murphy’s law rains on Guinness’s NY parade

    In opining that “a pint of plain is your only man”, Irish writer Flann O’Brien endorsed Guinness for every drinking...

  32. March 11, 2014

    Son promises Sprint/T-Mobile price war

    Masayoshi Son, chief executive of Japan’s SoftBank, has promised to launch a “massive price war” in the US mobile market if...

  33. March 10, 2014

    Verizon Communications returns with $4.5bn bond sale

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  34. March 7, 2014

    AT&T chief cools hopes of Vodafone bid

    Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s chief executive, poured more cold water on speculation that the US telecoms group might bid for...

  35. March 6, 2014

    Companies rush to sell debt amid blockbuster week

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  36. March 4, 2014

    US corporate bonds: moving parts

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  37. February 28, 2014

    SEC probes Goldman and Citi bond allocations

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the way investors are given allocations of bonds in sought-after...

  38. February 26, 2014

    Arizona governor vetoes bill seen as anti-gay

    The Republican governor of Arizona has vetoed a controversial bill viewed as anti-gay after it triggered fierce criticism...

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