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  • Verizon  said fourth-quarter earnings fell but sales rose, bolstered by growth in its wireless venture and rise in Internet subscribers.

  • Vista Hits The Masses--Verizon "Hangs Up" on Apple Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | 8:32 AM ET

    Stocks in the U.S. are looking for direction this morning as Europe trades mostly higher and Asian stocks were mixed overnight. Lots of deal news and earnings reports are making headlines  this morning, and investors await a heavy menu of economic data and a Fed meeting later in the week.

  • Chavez Urges Takeover of CANTV Before Paying Investors Monday, 22 Jan 2007 | 11:56 AM ET

    Venezuela's government will take over telephone company CANTV  before it pays off investors, President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday, urging Venezuela's telecom chief to accelerate the move by naming a new board.

  • A Mix of Oil, World Politics And Global Warming Monday, 22 Jan 2007 | 8:33 AM ET

    Stocks in the U.S. are leaning towards a higher open, as investors brace for a barrage of earnings news. Oil is bucking its recent downtrend and is slightly higher as cold weather finally settles into the Northeast. European stocks are trading higher, helped by mining, metals and oil stocks. Asian markets closed higher with Tokyo at a 9-month high.

  • Verizon Call To FairPoint: Takeover The Northeast Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | 12:26 PM ET

    Telecommunications giant Verizon --got a bit smaller today--after announcing a $2.7 billion transaction to spin off its local exchange assets in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Verizon plans to merge the assets with FairPoint Communications. This was good news for FairPoint's stock--it's been up as high as 13% today.

  • Apples and Oranges: Universal Access to digital content Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | 1:21 PM ET

    At CES this week, Microsoft founder Bill Gates called it connected entertainment.  Tuesday at Macworld, Steve Jobs called it Apple TV. At best, both allow universal access to every piece of digital content on a PC. At worst, it’s another complex device consumers don’t want to figure out-like a Windows Media Center PC.

  • Venezuela Heating Up The "Wrong Way"? Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | 11:02 AM ET

    Venezuelan stocks are plunging today. This comes in the wake of Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez's call for nationalizing power and telecom companies in his country. Later today on "Power Lunch" Theirry Wizman head of Latin America investing at Bear Sterns will be on to talk about what this all means for American companies (we'll update this story with Wizman's comments). But how important is what Chavez said? Is it all talk? Well--it's evidently important enough for the New York Times to make it their second editorial of the day.

  • Venezuela Heating Up The "Wrong Way"? Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | 10:24 AM ET

    Venezuelan stocks are plunging today. This comes in the wake of Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez's call for nationalizing power and telecom companies in his country. Later today on "Power Lunch" Theirry Wizman head of Latin America investing at Bear Sterns will be on to talk about what this all means for American companies (we'll update this story with Wizman's comments). But how important is what Chavez said? Is it all talk? Well--it's evidently important enough for the New York Times to make it their second editorial of the day.

  • Venezuela's Chavez: On Road To Socialism? Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007 | 11:25 AM ET
    Pres. Hugo Chavez of Venezuela

    Venezuelan stocks plunge 10% today after Hugo Chavez speech. Chavez is president of Venezuela--and in a televised speech last night in Caracas (he was just elected to a third term) he said he wanted his country to nationalize power and telecom companies. U.S. firms are major invstors in Venezuelan oil--and these new efforts in telecom by Chavez will also have affect on American companies beyond energy. On "Morning Call" CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera went over who's "hurt" but all this.

  • Big Day For Apple And Earnings Season Begins Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007 | 8:09 AM ET

    Stocks in the U.S. are positioned to move higher on the opening after yesterday's afternoon turnaround. European stock markets are higher, and Asia turned in a mixed performance. Today kicks off the fourth quarter earnings season with the release of Dow component Alcoa's earnings after the bell. OIL DIP: Oil is weaker again this morning and heading close to the $55 technical level traders are watching.

  • Stocks closed higher after bargain hunters stepped in to drive up shares of financials, technology and industrials.

  • CNBC's Pisani: Chavez To Nationalize Telecom Monday, 8 Jan 2007 | 4:02 PM ET
    Pres. Hugo Chavez of Venezuela

    President Hugo Chavez says he will nationalize the Venezuelan telecom CANTV, which potentially makes the stock worth next to nothing. This is Venezuela's biggest telecom and trades at the NYSE unders symbol VNT. The stock was halted, down 14% right after the announcement was made at about 2:50 pm.

  • 'Dow Dogs' Offer Double Path to Profit? Friday, 29 Dec 2006 | 11:04 AM ET

    Almost every analyst has an angle on how to beat the market, and investors pay big money for trading tips that promise guaranteed profits. But here on CNBC we give that advice away for free. John Prestbo, editor of Dow Jones Indexes, shared his “Dogs of the Dow” strategy on “Morning Call” today. It returned 32% in 2006.

  • Divided FCC Approves New Cable Rules Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006 | 3:14 PM ET

    A sharply divided FCC voted 3-2 along partisan lines to impose new measures meant to ensure that local governments do not block new competitors from entering the cable television market.

  • Verizon Names New COO, Inks Nortel Deal Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 | 10:59 AM ET

    Denny Strigl, currently the president of Verizon Wireless, a joint venture co-owned with Vodafone, will report directly to the chief executive officer.

  • ID Theft: Protecting Against Wireless Hackers Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | 3:23 PM ET

    There seems to be a new wave of "hacker attacks"--aimed at your cell phones and BlackBerrys. But is there any way to protect yourself? On Today’s "Street Signs," Erin Burnett asked  Ed English, with internet security firm Trend Micro and Anne Wallace from The Identity Theft Assistance Center. Ed English explained that hackers who break into computers are now targeting cell phones and mobile devices - anywhere that we’re storing personal information.

  • Apple: Is Internet TV The Next Big Thing? Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 2:29 PM ET

    The "rumors" are buzzing about what Apple's next big move might be. Some say it's an i-Pod cell phone combo, others think Apple will make a big move in, quote, "I-TV".  On Power Lunch, Bill Griffeth sifted through all the speculation with with PC Magazine’s Lance Ulanoff. Ulanoff said, the only sure thing is the I-Phone.

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