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Breakingviews: Verizon shareholders eye Yahoo risk

A pedestrian checks his mobile phone while walking past a Verizon Wireless store in San Francisco, California.
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A pedestrian checks his mobile phone while walking past a Verizon Wireless store in San Francisco, California.

Verizon is getting nervous. The telecom titan may seek to lop $1 billion off its agreed $4.8 billion price to buy Yahoo's advertising and search businesses, the New York Post reported on Thursday. A massive hack and revelations about email snooping are turning Yahoo toxic.