A Visitor Enters a Verizon Wireless Store in New York

A Visitor Enters a Verizon Wireless Store in New York

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After the disposal of its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile-phone company, Vodafone will pay out $82.5 billion to shareholders and consolidate its shares, cutting its market capitalization to about 60 billion pounds ($100 billion) starting next week.