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  • Altria Group increases dividend by 8.7 percent Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Altria Group Inc. is boosting its quarterly dividend by 8.7 percent. The increase to 56.5 cents per common share from the prior rate of 52 cents per common share is payable on October 9 shareholders of record as of September 15. The Richmond, Virginia- based maker of Marlboro cigarettes, cigars and smokeless products said the dividend increase reflects...

  • Philip Morris expands e-cigarette deal with Altria Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    LONDON, July 16- Philip Morris International and its American counterpart Altria Group announced on Thursday an expansion of their agreement on e-cigarettes to include research and development, as the market for tobacco alternatives continues to evolve. The companies, which split from each other in 2008, said in 2013 that Philip Morris would have the...

  • More than a dozen AGs, including those in New York, California, Indiana and Ohio, are using new state and local laws- some of which they helped craft- to put pressure on the industry at all levels, from neighborhood vape shops to big tobacco companies like Altria Group and Reynolds American Inc.. "The key is to avoid another generation being addicted to nicotine,"...

  • June 30- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is seeking additional data and comments on liquid nicotine as it considers warning the public about the dangers of its exposure amid a rise in electronic cigarette use. More Americans are using e-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, a Reuters/ Ipsos poll showed in June.

  • Philip Morris International Inc has hired more than 400 scientists and technical staff at its research facility in Neuchatel, Switzerland, including toxicologists, chemists, biologists, biostatisticians and regulatory affairs experts. Altria Group Inc, makers of Marlboro, has recruited dozens of scientific and healthcare experts, as have independent...

  • NEW YORK, June 10- Significantly more Americans are using electronic-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new Reuters/ Ipsos poll. The findings support evidence that smokers are using both traditional tobacco products and e-cigarettes to deliver...

  • NEW YORK, June 10- Significantly more Americans are using electronic-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new Reuters/ Ipsos poll. The findings support evidence that smokers are using both traditional tobacco products and e-cigarettes to deliver...

  • Altria Group Inc, Reynolds American Inc and Lorillard Inc dismissed their case after the FDA on May 29 said it would review whether to mandate advance approval for label alterations such as changes to logos and background colors, or the use of descriptors such as "premium tobacco." In their April lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., the companies said...

  • Tobacco companies drop lawsuit vs FDA over labeling Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 1:27 PM ET

    In a filing with the federal court in Washington, D.C., units of Altria Group Inc, Reynolds American Inc and Lorillard Inc said they decided to dismiss their case after the FDA on May 29 said it would review a policy governing the labeling of tobacco products.

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- Reynolds American Inc won U.S. antitrust approval on Tuesday for its deal to buy smaller rival Lorillard in a deal that would combine the No. 2 and No. 3 U.S. cigarette companies. Reynolds, which makes Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes, said in July it would buy Lorillard, which makes Newport, for $27.4 billion. Altria Group, which owns Marlboro, has a 47...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday ruled that tobacco companies cannot be forced to announce publicly that they deliberately deceived the public over the health risks of cigarettes. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against the manufacturers on several other issues as it considered a long-running...

  • May 21- Camel cigarette brand owner Reynolds American Inc's planned acquisition of smaller rival Lorillard Inc is expected to receive U.S. antitrust clearance as soon as next week, the Wall Street Journal said. While Reynolds American and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission declined to comment, Lorillard was not immediately available. Reynolds, which will get...

  • The award was first made in 2003 for a class of 1.4 million Illinois smokers, but it was struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2005. A lower Illinois court revived the verdict last year. Former Illinois governor Jim Thompson, arguing for Philip Morris, a unit of Altria Group Inc, said the Supreme Court's 2005 ruling should stand. Richmond, Virginia- based...

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  • Earnings next test for stocks after market wipeout Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:52 AM ET
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  • Earnings next test for stocks after market wipeout Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:29 PM ET
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    Stocks could chop around and rack up more losses in the week ahead, with the next wave of corporate earnings reports.

  • The FDA issued the guidelines to help clarify what changes require regulatory approval under the 2009 Tobacco Control Act. The guidelines go far beyond that authority, the plaintiffs said, by requiring FDA authorization to make any labeling changes that would render a product already on the market "distinct," like a name change. Although the FDA has framed the...

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