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By Akweli Parker, The Philadelphia Inquirer Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jul. 28--In announcing strong second-quarter earnings yesterday, Verizon Communications Inc. said its wireless division plans on adding 150 jobs in the Philadelphia region.
New York-based Verizon, which offers local and long-distance phone, fast Internet and wireless phone services, reported a profit of $1.8 billion, or 64 cents a share, up from $338 million, or 12 cents a share, in the second quarter of 2003.
Revenue for the quarter was $17.8 billion, compared with $16.8 billion a year before.
The numbers were spurred by a 25 percent increase in sales at …