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What: Shares of Clearwire
So what: Clearwire, a company in partnership and majority owned by Sprint Nextel
Now what: This debt offering hardly does anything to quell investor fears about Clearwire's ability to move forward. Most Wall Street analysts were looking for a considerably larger amount of financing than $1.1 billion, and it remains to be seen if this will be close to enough to finance the wireless network expansion. I do know this: Clearwire has yet to produce a profit and now finds itself considerably more debt- burdened than it was yesterday. That looks like a long-term recipe for disaster.
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