ALSO NOTED: Verizon to buy back shares; N.H. FairPoint hearings conclude; and much more...

> Verizon Communications' board approved a plan to re-purchase 100 million shares. Article

> New Hampshire regulators have ended hearings on FairPoint's proposed acquisition of Verizon lines. Article

> France's Neuf Cegetel reports 20% revenue growth in Q4, 16% for year. Article

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