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  1. 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...

  2. July 27, 2014

    US pensions: follow the cash

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  3. July 17, 2014

    US media: Who else might be in play?

    What Murdoch would be getting Rupert Murdoch has tried to buy Time Warner for $80bn, but 21st Century Fox is not the only...

  4. July 10, 2014

    Corporate bond sales hit five-year highs

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    América Móvil - Five reasons for Slim's slimming

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

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. June 17, 2014

    Netflix switched on by upbeat analyst report

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  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. April 24, 2014

    FCC accused of violating net neutrality

    A US government agency staunchly defended new “net neutrality” rules to be proposed on Thursday, after critics blasted the...

  17. April 23, 2014

    FCC shifts stance on net neutrality rules

    New US “net neutrality” rules will be proposed on Thursday that would allow internet service providers to charge companies...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. March 10, 2014

    Verizon Communications returns with $4.5bn bond sale

    Verizon Communications returned to capital markets on Monday with the sale of $4.5bn in bonds, in its first debt offer since...

  22. 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...

  23. March 6, 2014

    Companies rush to sell debt amid blockbuster week

    A rush by companies to sell bonds has led to a blockbuster week of issuance in the US, with investors scrambling to put...

  24. March 4, 2014

    US corporate bonds: moving parts

    A vexing part of investing in corporate bonds is all the moving parts. When yields on US junk bonds, for example, fell to...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. February 25, 2014

    T-Mobile: think pink

    T-Mobile USA boss John Legere is known for two things; teasing his rivals and whipping the also-ran cell phone service into...

  28. February 24, 2014

    Humana surges as health insurers avoid worst of government cuts

    Humana shares surged to a record high on Monday after the health insurance provider said US government funding cuts to the...

  29. February 24, 2014

    HSBC: high yield hero?

    Thanks to last week’s completion of the Vodafone/Verizon deal, there will shortly be £10bn of cash looking for a home. And...

  30. February 23, 2014

    Netflix to pay Comcast for better speeds

    Netflix and Comcast have struck a landmark agreement for internet providers and content distribution companies, with Netflix...

  31. February 19, 2014

    FCC plans new rules to free web traffic

    The US Federal Communications Commission will propose new “net neutrality” rules, prohibiting internet service providers...

  32. February 19, 2014

    Vodafone details share windfall for investors from Verizon deal

    Vodafone announced on Wednesday its shareholders will receive 0.026 shares in Verizon Communications for each Vodafone share...

  33. February 19, 2014

    Vodafone’s Verizon deal set to pump £10bn into UK equities

    More than £10bn will be invested into the British stock market following the sale of Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless...

  34. February 13, 2014

    Dealmaker having a busy ‘retirement’

    Paul Taubman’s retirement lay in tatters on Thursday. The veteran dealmaker, who quit Morgan Stanley in 2012 after narrowly...

  35. February 13, 2014

    Ma Bell should toll for Comcast’s deal

    America may be the birthplace of the internet. But when it comes to web access, US consumers get a startlingly poorer deal...

  36. February 3, 2014

    Pfizer bucks declines on cancer drug trial hopes

    Shares in US pharmaceuticals group Pfizer rallied on Monday after a mid-stage drug trial of an experimental breast cancer...

  37. January 30, 2014

    US telecoms groups to conduct digital voice trials

    US regulators agreed to allow telecom companies to conduct trials of digital voice services delivered over fibre-optic and...

  38. January 29, 2014

    AT&T under pressure on growth concerns

    AT&T, which together with Verizon dominates the US mobile market, came under pressure on Wednesday after forecasting profits...

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