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  • June 26- Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc cut its earnings forecast for 2014 and said it is proving to be a "complex and truly atypical" year for the company.

  • NEW YORK, June 24- The rapid growth of electronic cigarette sales poses a rising but under-appreciated risk to holders of as much as $96 billion of bonds tied to payments tobacco companies make to U.S. states from a sweeping legal settlement in 1998..

  • Industry trade groups, as well as cigarette makers, including Philip Morris parent Altria Group Inc, Reynolds American Inc and Lorillard Inc, complained that the limits violated their free speech rights and were pre-empted by other federal and state laws.

  • Cigarette makers lose challenge to new NYC pricing law Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    Industry trade groups, as well as cigarette makers, including Philip Morris parent Altria Group Inc, Reynolds American Inc and Lorillard Inc, complained that the limits violated their free speech rights and were pre-empted by other federal and state laws. A lawyer for most of the plaintiffs referred a reporter to Altria, which did not have an immediate comment.

  • Big tobacco companies crowd into e-cigarette biz Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    Electronic cigarettes, promoted as a healthier alternative to tobacco, are getting powerful new backers: big tobacco firms. NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK, June 11- Imperial Tobacco Group Plc is evaluating a deal for assets likely to be divested from Reynolds American Inc and Lorillard Inc if the two U.S. tobacco companies proceed with a proposed combination, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • 12 stocks making investors big bucks Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    Buying stocks that are just about to go "ex-dividend" might be the closest thing to a sure thing as markets offer. USA Today reports.

  • I love this 'damnable' bank stock: Fund manager Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    This bank's "sins" are 6 to 8 years old and the good things are all coming, value investor Bill Smead tells CNBC.

  • Cramer: This company a mountain of hidden value Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    Although you may search the market far and wide for value, sometimes the best plays are right under your nose.

  • FDA puts value on pleasure lost from e-cig rules Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 8:48 AM ET
    A person smokes an E-cigarette

    In the midst of e-cigarette regulation decisions, the FDA has included lost consumer enjoyment from less smoking in cost-benefit analysis.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- As U.S. health regulators consider what rules to impose on electronic cigarettes, in their tally of costs and benefits they have placed a value on the lost pleasure consumers may suffer if they used the products less or not at all.

  • NEW YORK, May 30- When Lorillard Inc bought the blu eCigs brand two years ago, the electronic cigarette had a 10 percent share of a tiny U.S. market, generating about $50 million in sales.

  • Traditional e-cigarettes lose steam to vaporizers Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    E-cigarette sales at US convenience stores fell for the first time, underlining a shift to larger, cheaper devices, the FT reports.

  • May 25- Some of the leading U.S. producers of electronic cigarettes are moving their manufacturing to the United States from China in response to growing concern about quality and the prospect of tighter federal regulations.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- An acquisition of U.S. cigarette-maker Lorillard Inc by Reynolds American Inc could face a bumpy road with antitrust regulators, experts said, with some predicting the deal could be blocked outright and others saying it could only go through with significant divestitures.

  • NEW YORK, May 21- Reynolds American Inc is in active discussions to buy Lorillard Inc in a complicated, three-way transaction that could see British American Tobacco PLC take a major role to back a potential merger, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • I started throwing up, "said one 16- year-old worker, who worked pulling tops off of tobacco plants to help increase yields, according to Human Rights Watch, which interviewed 141 youths aged 7 to 17 working on tobacco farms in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

  • April 30- An Illinois state appeals court has reinstated a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA in a lawsuit accusing its Altria Group Inc unit of misleading consumers about the risks of smoking "light" cigarettes. Philip Morris USA said it will appeal immediately.

  • April 30- An Illinois state court has reinstated a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA in a lawsuit accusing the Altria Group Inc unit of misleading consumers about the risks of smoking "light" cigarettes.

  • E-cig sales to stay smokin' hot amid new FDA rules Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    The electronic cigarette industry reacted positively to proposed FDA regulations which could bring further legitimacy to the nicotine vapor devices.