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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:32 p.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    Qantas puts the world's largest passenger plane on the longest airline route US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent US stocks head lower following drops in Europe and Asia Fewer signed contracts point to weak home sales over next few months Using another bank's ATM keeps costing you more, an average of $4.35 for each transaction Toyota recalls 690,000 Tacoma pickups; rear leaf springs can fracture and puncture gas tank US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas Attorneys says death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23 Ford shares fall as company says it no longer expects Europe profit in 2015 Tobacco companies challenge court-ordered ads that say companies lied about dangers of smoking

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:23 p.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    Qantas puts the world's largest passenger plane on the longest airline route US stocks slip following drops in Europe and Asia; DreamWorks Animation soars on deal talk US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent Fewer signed contracts point to weak home sales over next few months Using another bank's ATM keeps costing you more, an average of $4.35 for each transaction Toyota recalls 690,000 Tacoma pickups; rear leaf springs can fracture and puncture gas tank US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas Attorneys says death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23 Ford shares fall as company says it no longer expects Europe profit in 2015 Tobacco companies challenge court-ordered ads that say companies lied about dangers of smoking

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:08 p.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    US stocks slip following drops in Europe and Asia; DreamWorks Animation soars on deal talk US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent Fewer signed contracts point to weak home sales over next few months Using another bank's ATM keeps costing you more, an average of $4.35 for each transaction Toyota recalls 690,000 Tacoma pickups; rear leaf springs can fracture and puncture gas tank US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas Attorneys says death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23 Ford shares fall as company says it no longer expects Europe profit in 2015 Tobacco companies challenge court-ordered ads that say companies lied about dangers of smoking SEC says Bank of America will pay $7.65 M to end inquiry into errors in report to Fed

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:07 p.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    US stocks slip following drops in Europe and Asia; DreamWorks Animation soars on deal talk US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent Fewer signed contracts point to weak home sales over next few months Using another bank's ATM keeps costing you more, an average of $4.35 for each transaction Toyota recalls 690,000 Tacoma pickups; rear leaf springs can fracture and puncture gas tank US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas Attorneys says death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23 Tobacco companies challenge court-ordered ads that say companies lied about dangers of smoking SEC says Bank of America will pay $7.65 M to end inquiry into errors in report to Fed Canada's Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 B, gets strong position in Permian Basin

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:51 p.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    US stocks head lower following drops in Europe and Asia US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent Fewer signed contracts point to weak home sales over next few months Using another bank's ATM keeps costing you more, an average of $4.35 for each transaction Toyota recalls 690,000 Tacoma pickups; rear leaf springs can fracture and puncture gas tank US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas Attorneys says death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23 Tobacco companies challenge court-ordered ads that say companies lied about dangers of smoking SEC says Bank of America will pay $7.65 M to end inquiry into errors in report to Fed Canada's Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 B, gets strong position in Permian Basin

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:46 p.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    US stocks head lower following drops in Europe and Asia US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent Fewer signed contracts point to weak home sales over next few months Using another bank's ATM keeps costing you more, an average of $4.35 for each transaction Toyota recalls 690,000 Tacoma pickups; rear leaf springs can fracture and puncture gas tank US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas Attorneys says death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23 Tobacco companies challenge court-ordered ads that say companies lied about dangers of smoking SEC says Bank of America will pay $7.65 M to end inquiry into errors in report to Fed Canada's Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 B, gets strong position in Permian Basin

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:33 p.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    US stocks head lower following drops in Europe and Asia US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent Fewer signed contracts point to weak home sales over next few months Using another bank's ATM keeps costing you more, an average of $4.35 for each transaction Toyota recalls 690,000 Tacoma pickups; rear leaf springs can fracture and puncture gas tank US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas Attorneys says death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23 Tobacco companies challenge court-ordered ads that say companies lied about dangers of smoking SEC says Bank of America will pay $7.65 M to end inquiry into errors in report to Fed Canada's Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 B, gets strong position in Permian Basin

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:22 p.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:22 PM ET

    US stocks head lower following drops in Europe and Asia US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent Fewer signed contracts point to weak home sales over next few months Using another bank's ATM keeps costing you more, an average of $4.35 for each transaction Toyota recalls 690,000 Tacoma pickups; rear leaf springs can fracture and puncture gas tank US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas Attorneys says death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23 Tobacco companies challenge court-ordered ads that say companies lied about dangers of smoking SEC says Bank of America will pay $7.65 M to end inquiry into errors in report to Fed Canada's Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 B, gets strong position in Permian Basin

  • Sept 29- Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree Inc filed to list its shares in the United States at a time when e-cigarette companies are finding it harder to raise capital amid rising competition and increasing regulatory oversight.

  • Court-ordered anti-smoking ads challenged by firms Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— The nation's largest tobacco companies are challenging court-ordered advertisements requiring the cigarette makers to say they lied about the dangers of smoking.

  • Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree files for U.S. IPO Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Sept 29- Chinese e-cigarette company Kimree Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to raise up to $125 million in an initial public offering of American depositary shares. Citigroup is underwriting the IPO, the Guangdong- based company told the U. S Securities and Exchange Commission in a filing.

  • Sept 24- The Illinois Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to hear Philip Morris USA's appeal of a $10.1 billion verdict accusing the Altria Group Inc unit of misleading consumers about the risks of smoking "light" cigarettes.

  • Sept 24- The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear Philip Morris USA's appeal of a $10.1 billion verdict accusing the Altria Group Inc unit of misleading consumers about the risks of smoking "light" cigarettes.

  • Corbett signs Philly schools cigarette tax measure Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— Pennsylvania state government has cleared Philadelphia to impose a $2- per-pack cigarette sales tax to help the city's financially troubled public schools. It was about the students of Philadelphia, "the Republican governor said at a Capitol news conference where he was flanked by city officials and lawmakers from both parties.

  • Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    David Cicilline, D- R.I., and Matt Cartwright, D- Pa., made their plea in a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. The lawmakers cited a Human Rights Watch report issued in May which said nearly three-quarters of the children it interviewed reported vomiting, nausea and headaches while working on tobacco farms.

  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. names new president Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is tapping the head of PepsiCo North America's nutrition division as its new president and chief commercial officer.

  • Insurers turn to big data to help identify risks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    MONACO, Sept 17- Insurance companies are increasingly turning to "big data" from satellites, social media and even cigarette sales at gas stations to help identify risks and build up customer profiles. Hamilton Re, a new Bermuda- based reinsurer, hopes that heavy data-crunching technology will give it an advantage over rivals and boost its bottom line.

  • *BAT unit working with Kind Consumer, Consort Medical. LONDON, Sept 12- A new nicotine inhaler to be sold by British American Tobacco has been licensed in the UK as a medicinal product, marking the arrival of a novel alternative to the fast-growing market for electronic cigarettes.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Sept 12- As electronic cigarettes flew off shelves on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years, investors flocked to a business some hope will be the future for tobacco.

  • *BAT unit working with Kind Consumer, Consort Medical. LONDON, Sept 12- A new nicotine inhaler to be sold by a unit of British American Tobacco has been licensed in the UK as a medicinal product, marking the arrival of a novel alternative in the fast-growing market for electronic cigarettes.