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  • Oct 1- British American Tobacco PLC:. *Investec raises British American Tobacco PLC to buy from hold. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • Light Up Your Portfolio With This Tobacco Stock Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 8:33 AM ET
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    Imperial Tobacco, one of the world’s leading tobacco companies, offers significant growth prospects as well as being one of the most defensive areas in consumer staples, Olivier de La Ferrière, fund manager at KBL Richelieu Gestion, told CNBC.com.

  • Glitches Halt New Goldman Trade Platform Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 3:58 AM ET
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    Goldman Sachs has been forced to delay the launch of its new corporate bond trading platform after a series of “logistical issues” beset the investment bank’s foray into electronic fixed-income trading, the Financial Times reports.

  • Smoking Out the Hot Tobacco Stocks Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 3:28 PM ET

    With interest rates so low, the story of 2011 was the hunt for yield. As a result, a tremendous amount of money flowed into tobacco stocks. But 2012 is a different story — at least with U.S.-based brands.

  • Smokin' Hot Tobacco Stocks     Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 1:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman explains why investors are attracted to high dividend yielding tobacco stocks.

  • Apple

    Apple shares plunged 9 percent on a single trade, causing it to be halted by the single stock circuit breaker rule because of volatility.

  • Bad Day for BATS—and for High-Frequency Trading Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 8:04 PM ET

    It was a bad day to be BATS. Its trading platform experienced a blunder on Apple—the highest-profile company in the world—and forced BAT to withdraw its IPO on the stock's first day of trading.

  • Dow, S&P Log Worst Weekly Decline in 2012 Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed modestly higher Friday, but the Dow and S&P posted their worst weekly loss for the year after investors were rattled over slowdown fears in China and weak economic news from the euro zone.

  • BATS Trading Off to a Shaky Start Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

    Shares in the country’s third-largest exchange opened at $15.25 on Friday, falling below the company’s offering price of $16 a share. Almost immediately, volatility in the stock spiked — on news of a system problem at the exchange — and BATS halted trading on its own shares. The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks to Watch: DRI, MU, ZNGA & More Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 7:48 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Friday morning’s early movers:

  • 6 Big-Dividend Stocks to Light Up Your Portfolio Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 12:56 PM ET
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    U.S. tobacco stocks are up an average of 3.2 percent this year, while the S&P 500 has risen 8.8 percent, according to S&P. TheStreet.com analyzes six big-dividend stocks that could light up your investments.

  • Playing Tobacco Stocks     Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 10:15 AM ET

    Tobacco stocks hit all-time highs, with Chris Growe, Stifel Nicolaus.

  • Big Tobacco Still Smoking, but For How Long? Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 2:04 AM ET

    Tobacco companies have long been the defensive stock of choice for investors, offering strong dividends and generating large amounts of cash. But as austerity packages bite and household budgets are squeezed, some analysts have questioned the continued health of the sector.

  • Stock Headwinds Should Keep Investors on Defensive Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 4:48 AM ET
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    Buying defensives that make cash and hand money back to shareholders via buybacks and dividends is a popular strategy at the moment, as macro headwinds keep the bulls at bay.

  • Royal Wedding Guest List: What Stocks Get An Invite? Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 10:08 PM ET

    If stocks could attend William and Kate's wedding, Cramer thinks these names would be on the list.

  • Australia Unveils Brand-Free Tobacco Packets Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 10:33 PM ET
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    Australia’s goal of having the world’s toughest tobacco promotion laws in place by 2012 moved closer on Thursday when it released the plain packing design that all cigarette manufacturers will be forced to adopt as part of new legislation. The FT reports.

  • Display Erotic Magazines, Hide Cigarettes: New Rules Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 11:23 AM ET
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    Shopkeepers in England will have to keep cigarette displays, which typically enjoy prime placement, out of sight from 2012 under new government rules aimed at curbing the health risks associated with smoking.

  • What's On: Big Retailers, Big Caps and Big Tobacco Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 8:08 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Stocks to Watch: Google, Patriot Coal and More ... Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
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    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Cigarette Firm Continues to Trade Lower: Options Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 10:05 AM ET

    Bearish options showed some interesting volume in Altria yesterday as the cigarette company continued to push lower.

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