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  • July 3- Tobacco majors Lorillard Inc and Reynolds American Inc are likely to merge as early as end of July, CNBC reported, citing sources.

  • June 26- Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc cut its earnings forecast for 2014 and said it is proving to be a "complex and truly atypical" year for the company.

  • BAYREUTH, Germany, June 18- It takes a British American Tobacco factory machine three minutes to load 4 million cigarettes onto a truck in northern Bavaria- but it can take a lot longer to figure out whether those cigarettes end up where they should.

  • NEW YORK, June 11- Imperial Tobacco Group Plc is evaluating a deal for assets likely to be divested from Reynolds American Inc and Lorillard Inc if the two U.S. tobacco companies proceed with a proposed combination, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • LONDON, June 11- Japan Tobacco Inc has agreed to buy the maker of E-Lites, a leading brand of e-cigarettes in Britain, giving it entry into the fast-growing market for tobacco alternatives. Japan Tobacco said on Wednesday that it had agreed to buy all outstanding shares of E-Lites' parent company Zandera, founded in 2009..

  • European shares pause for breath ahead of data, ECB Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 4:29 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 flat. LONDON, June 3- European stocks gave up some of their recent gains on Tuesday ahead of inflation and unemployment data from the euro zone and Thursday's hotly anticipated European Central Bank meeting.

  • NEW YORK, May 30- When Lorillard Inc bought the blu eCigs brand two years ago, the electronic cigarette had a 10 percent share of a tiny U.S. market, generating about $50 million in sales.

  • LONDON, May 29- A group of 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organisation not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardise a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.

  • Top scientists warn WHO not to stub out e-cigarettes Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON, May 29- A group of 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organisation not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardise a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- An acquisition of U.S. cigarette-maker Lorillard Inc by Reynolds American Inc could face a bumpy road with antitrust regulators, experts said, with some predicting the deal could be blocked outright and others saying it could only go through with significant divestitures.

  • EU stocks close slightly up after mixed PMI data Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European shares closed slightly up on Thursday, after wavering throughout the day on mixed manufacturing and services data.

  • *Best Buy rises after results. NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. stocks advanced modestly on Thursday after the latest batch of mixed data failed to deliver the confidence boost needed by investors to push indexes past record highs set last week.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St posts modest gains after mixed data Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    *Best Buy rebounds from early declines after results. NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. stocks were modestly higher on Thursday after the latest batch of mixed data gave investors little reason to push indexes past record highs.

  • *Best Buy rebounds from early declines after results. NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Thursday, in the wake of data showing initial jobless claims rose in the latest week but were still near pre-recession levels, and ahead of data on the housing market.

  • *Best Buy falls in premarket after results. NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, ahead of data on the labor and housing markets, after the S&P 500 advanced for a third time in four sessions. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures gained 8 points and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures added 2.75 points.

  • *SABMiller, Raiffeisen rally after results. Shares in SABMiller rose 3.7 percent after the company behind Peroni beer reported a 1 percent rise in full-year earnings, which traders said was better than the market was expecting.

  • LONDON, May 22- European stocks edged higher at the open on Thursday, boosted by expectations the Federal Reserve would continue to support the U.S. economy and by data showing a pick-up in Chinese factory activity.

  • NEW YORK, May 21- Reynolds American Inc is in active discussions to buy Lorillard Inc in a complicated, three-way transaction that could see British American Tobacco PLC take a major role to back a potential merger, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • LONDON, April 30- British American Tobacco, the world's No. 2 cigarette maker, posted improved sales volume for the first quarter, though foreign exchange rates were a big drag on revenue. Gains in Asian countries such as Pakistan and Indonesia were more than offset by declines in European markets such as Russia and Poland.

  • SEOUL, April 14- South Korea's state health insurer is seeking an initial 53.7 billion won from three tobacco companies, including the local units of Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco, to offset treatment costs for diseases linked to smoking.