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  • July 15- Reynolds American Inc's proposed $25 billion acquisition of smaller rival Lorillard Inc shows how the tobacco company is placing its bets on the market for menthols even as a growing number of smokers opt for e-cigarettes.

  • Stocks mixed, with Nasdaq hit by valuation worry Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
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    Stocks fell Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank could hike rates sooner than expected.

  • July 15- Reynolds American Inc's proposed $25 billion acquisition of smaller rival Lorillard Inc shows how the tobacco company is placing its bets on the market for menthols even as a growing number of smokers opt for e-cigarettes.

  • The real winner in the Lorillard takeover: BAT Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    Reynolds American's purchase of Lorillard has plenty of benefits for the rival U.S. firms, but the real winner is British American Tobacco.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 15- Reynolds American Inc had no choice but to sell Lorillard Inc's top-selling blu electronic cigarettes brand after Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group Plc insisted it be part of a wider portfolio of assets it is buying, a source familiar with the transaction said.

  • CNBC's David Faber speaks to Susan Cameron, Reynolds American president & CEO, about the acquisition of Lorillard in a transaction valued at about $27.4 billion. Cameron says the deal gives them the most balanced and well diversified brand portfolio in the sector.

  • Reynolds to acquire Lorillard     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 9:06 AM ET

    Reynolds American confirmed it has agreed to acquire Lorillard in a transaction valued at $27.4 billion. CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer discuss the big tobacco deal. Cramer says he wants to own Reynolds.

  • *JPMorgan, Goldman up in premarket after earnings. NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. stocks were poised for a slightly higher open on Tuesday after earnings from JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs and ahead of testimony from U.S.

  • Early movers: JPM, GS, JNJ, LO, TWX, TWTR & more Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:09 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • July 15- Reynolds American Inc said it would buy rival Lorillard Inc for about $25 billion, merging two of the world's biggest cigarette makers amid a slowdown in sales. Reynolds, whose brands include Camel and Pall Mall, offered $68.88 per Lorillard share, representing a premium of 2.5 percent to Lorillard's Monday closing.

  • LONDON, July 15- Imperial Tobacco Group plans to buy U.S. cigarette brands including Winston and Kool for $7.1 billion as part of Reynolds American's $27.4 billion purchase of Lorillard.

  • *JPMorgan, Goldman up in premarket after earnings. *Yahoo, Intel results due after the close. NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday after earnings from JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, and ahead of testimony from U.S.

  • Reynolds to acquire rival Lorillard, ditch Kool Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Reynolds American on Tuesday announced plans to acquire Lorillard in a deal the company valued at $27.4 billion.

  • Reynolds American to buy Lorillard in $27.4 bln deal Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    July 15- Camel cigarettes maker Reynolds American Inc said it would buy rival Lorillard Inc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $27.4 billion, including net debt. Reynolds offered $68.88 per Lorillard share, representing a premium of 2.5 percent to Lorillard's Monday closing.

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc, in talks to buy rival Lorillard Inc, may have a hard time convincing regulators to approve the deal because of their big shares in the traditional cigarette and fast-growing electronic cigarette markets.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Smoking-related lawsuits against U.S. tobacco giants are leveling off, making it more likely that a merger between rivals Reynolds American Inc and Lorillard Inc will go through, analysts who follow the industry said.

  • Acquisition talks show Reynolds' taste for menthol Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 12- The enduring popularity of menthol may be a big motivator behind Reynolds American Inc's interest in buying smaller rival Lorillard Inc, which has the best-selling U.S. cigarette brand with the additive.

  • Cramer’s smokin’ new stock pick Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    Jim Cramer is a good stock picker but these picks are nothing short of smokin’.

  • Stocks close higher ahead of major earnings week Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
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    U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, but closed lower for the week, as investors weighed Wells Fargo results and readied for a slew earnings ahead.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT / 2.30 PM ET Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    BRUSSELS/ MOSCOW- The European Union seeks to reassure Russia that a free-trade pact with Ukraine is not aimed at hurting Moscow, but rejects calls to postpone implementation, offering more talks instead.