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The electronic cigarette industry reacted positively to proposed FDA regulations which could bring further legitimacy to the nicotine vapor devices.
A merger between Reynolds American and Lorillard would have benefits in their domestic market. It could also kick off more deals overseas.
RJ Reynolds is exploring a bid for rival cigarette-maker Lorillard, shaking up the global tobacco market at a time when it is being reshaped.
Talk about following the money. Investors looking to beat the S&P 500 need only track companies that are spending the most money lobbying Washington.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Some of Monday's midday movers:
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Tobacco companies that split apart to protect investors from litigation may consider reuniting, especially BAT and Reynolds American.
Big tobacco may be scrambling to grab a hold of the e-cigarettes market, but there's a little-known tobacco product from Europe that's also seen as having big potential.
With stocks near record highs, strategists are recommending investors focus on stock-picking select names and sectors, rather than the broader market.
It was a "Who's Who" of guests on "Squawk Box"—everybody from Buffett to Bowles, Tepper to Cooperman, and McCain to Corker. "Talking Squawk," the official show blog, covers them all.
At $80 this stock has been punished enough, said Cramer.
Even when lawmakers play games with the full faith and credit of the United States government, Cramer can find opportunity.
Current and ex-law enforcement officials warn that a menthol cigarette ban could spark a black market boom in the smokes.
The investment bank highlights eight industry themes it describes as "creative destruction" - trends that make it necessary for companies to either "adapt or die."
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Dozens of company earnings are due on Tuesday, including Dupont, UPS, Lockheed Martin and AT&T, but none are as anticipated as Apple's.
After a two-week hiatus for summer break, Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, is back (lucky you) with all the tidbits, insights and sarcasm you expect.
Altria Group, formerly Phillip Morris USA, plans to release an e-cigarette, showing the company's dedication to maintaining market share in an age of declining tobacco sales.