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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.
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 American on Tuesday announced plans to acquire Lorillard in a deal the company valued at $27.4 billion.
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.' s $25 billion deal to buy Newport maker Lorillard Inc. creates a formidable No. 2 tobacco company in the U.S. behind Marlboro maker Altria.
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.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— CORRECTS: Cigarette maker Reynolds American to buy rival Lorillard in $27 B deal.
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.
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.
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WASHINGTON— Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell. Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks. RICHMOND, Va.— Big Tobacco may soon get smaller.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. MGIC Investment Corp., down 88 cents to $8.36. ChannelAdvisor Corp., up $1.06 to $24.22.
The stock market stabilized on Friday, booking a small gain, but it wasn't enough to prevent the biggest weekly drop since early April. Tobacco company Lorillard was among the biggest gainers in the Standard& Poor's 500 index after rival Reynolds America said it was in talks to acquire the company.
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.
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.
*Wells Fargo falls, more banks' earnings due next week. Shares of Wells Fargo& Co., down 0.5 percent at $51.54, were in the spotlight as the biggest U.S. mortgage lender was the first major U.S. bank to report earnings. Wells Fargo's results will be followed next week by earnings from Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America.