Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg cited "pension headwinds" Wednesday when he said at an analysts conference that the telecom's 2009 profit would fall short of expectations. But he also issued a bullish outlook for Verizon's wireless business, saying the carrier outperformed its goal of adding 1 million subscribers in the fourth quarter. And he played down the possibility of a deal to buy out its partner Vodafone.

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