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  • Marlboro maker Altria's 4Q profit more than doubles Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.' s profit more than doubled in the fourth quarter on higher cigarette prices and lower costs for paying down debt. Higher prices and gains in its financial services division helped drive Altria's revenue up about 5 percent to $4.61 billion, excluding excise taxes. Altria, based in Richmond, Virginia, posted earnings...

  • Business events scheduled for Friday Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.. MADRID— Spain releases fourth-quarter economic growth data. TOKYO— Honda reports quarterly financial results.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- When Marty Weinstein decided to quit smoking, he took a friend's advice and tried electronic cigarettes rather than government-approved nicotine replacement products. E-cigarette makers in the United States are barred from explicitly marketing the products as smoking cessation devices, but have found ways to appeal legally to smokers who...

  • Jan 28- Camel cigarettes maker Reynolds American Inc's shareholders approved its $25 billion acquisition of Newport menthol cigarette maker Lorillard Inc, a deal that would combine the No.2 and No.3 U.S. cigarette companies. A combination of Reynolds and Lorillard would create an entity that would control about 40 percent of the U.S. cigarettes market.

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.' s planned $25 billion takeover of Newport seller Lorillard Inc. is moving forward after shareholders approved the deal at special shareholder meetings Wednesday. The transaction, which Reynolds and Lorillard value at about $27 billion including debt, would also create a powerhouse in menthol...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 21- Washington state could become the only U.S. state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18 under a measure proposed on Wednesday by its top law enforcement official. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths annually, or one of every five deaths overall,...

  • Stocks that could pay big dividends in 2015 Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Last year was a great one for many high-yielding stocks, and investment managers are hoping for something close to that in 2015.

  • While precise figures are not available, the American Red Cross and its U.S. affiliates have received at least $12 million from tobacco companies such as Altria Group, Reynolds American and Philip Morris International since 2001, according to Red Cross tax records and tobacco company press releases and annual reports. An American Red Cross spokeswoman,...

  • Stock up 15,000%. But run may be over: Technician Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    Altria has returned 15,000 percent since 1980, but according to Sterne Agee's Carter Worth, the incredible run might be over.

  • These stocks are biggest winners from oil meltdown Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Morgan Stanley picks the biggest winners from this year's collapse in oil prices.

  • Lighting Round: This one is a strong buy Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 7:09 PM ET

    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • *Swedish Match looks to expand snus in U.S. market. But the future for main manufacturer Swedish Match may hinge on efforts to convince U.S. authorities these small pouches, banned on health grounds in the rest of the European Union, are less harmful than most other tobacco products. "It could potentially be an important catalyst," Swedish Match CEO Lars Dahlgren...

  • Early movers: TWC, V, DWA, MO, AVP, TWTR & more Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:09 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- Cigarette maker Reynolds American's proposal to buy smaller rival Lorillard Inc presents antitrust regulators with a conundrum: Their mandate is to prevent higher prices because of mergers, but U.S. public policy aims to make cigarettes more expensive to discourage smoking. Reynolds, the No. 2 U.S. cigarette maker, said in July it would buy No. 3...

  • Thomas Farrell: CEO, Civil War buff, filmmaker Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    Thomas Farrell, chief executive officer of Dominion Resources

    Thomas Farrell is more than just the CEO of Dominion Resources. He's adding writer and producer to his resume with new Civil War flick.

  • Sept 24- The Illinois Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to hear Philip Morris USA's appeal of a $10.1 billion verdict accusing the Altria Group Inc unit of misleading consumers about the risks of smoking "light" cigarettes.

  • Sept 24- The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear Philip Morris USA's appeal of a $10.1 billion verdict accusing the Altria Group Inc unit of misleading consumers about the risks of smoking "light" cigarettes.

  • Jack Ma gets it—he LOVES Wall Street Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    Here's why Jack Ma is smarter than Mark Zuckerberg, says trader-turned-comedian Raj Mahal.

  • Wal-Mart spokesman resigns after résumé discovery Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:27 PM ET
    David Tovar

    Wal-Mart's vice president of corporate communications is leaving after a background check revealed he hadn't finished his college degree.

  • *Takeover of SABMiller seen costing nearly $122 bln. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Sept 15- SABMiller's rejected bid for smaller brewer Heineken has revived talk about deals that could reshape the global beer industry in coming months. "We believe SABMiller could now be considered to be' in play' and view AB InBev as a potential acquirer," said Numis analyst Wyn Ellis.