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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.
European shares ended the day flat, as traders shrugged off some concerns about the condition of Portugal's banking sector.
Tobacco companies Reynolds American and Lorillard have confirmed they're in merger talks. CNBC's David Faber takes a close look at the negotiations.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Reynolds American and Lorillard are agreeing a complex merger that will reshape Big Tobacco, bringing together the two biggest US operators.
Stocks rose on Thursday, lifting the Dow industrials above 17,000, after the June jobs report.
Sources told CNBC that a Lorillard and Reynolds American merger is weeks away, although the companies have not fully negotiated terms.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
The rapid growth of electronic cigarette sales poses a rising risk to holders of as much as $96 billion of bonds tied to payments tobacco companies.
A deal between Reynolds American and Lorillard will very likely happen, Wells Fargo's Bonnie Herzog says.
Electronic cigarettes, promoted as a healthier alternative to tobacco, are getting powerful new backers: big tobacco firms. NYT reports.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
E-cigarette sales at US convenience stores fell for the first time, underlining a shift to larger, cheaper devices, the FT reports.
Reynolds American and Lorillard are allegedly in advanced talks about a merger. CNBC's John Jannarone digs into the likelihood of this deal.
Nik Modi, RBC Capital Markets, discusses the outlook on the tobacco industry and e-cigarettes.
Lorillard is among the companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday: Lorillard, NetApp, Rexnord & more.
Stocks rose on Wednesday, as investors cheered the latest release from the Fed.
Reynolds is in talks to buy Lorillard in a three-way transaction that could see British American Tobacco take a major role to back a potential merger.
According to Reuters, Reynolds American is in advanced discussions to buy Lorillard, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.
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