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Why Vodafone Will Stay Invested in Verizon Wireless Forever

By Anders Bylund - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:30PM

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It would take impossible feats of tax-accounting wizardry to put Verizon Wireless entirely under Verizon's control.

Verizon (VZ -0.20%) would love to own Verizon Wireless outright. Joint venture partner Vodafone (VOD 1.13%) might even be willing to sell its stake, but don't hold your breath waiting for this ground-shaking deal to happen.

In this video, Fool contributor Anders Bylund explains why Vodafone isn't likely to exit its American venture anytime soon, no matter what webs the rumor mill may weave.

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