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  • 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...

  • OTTAWA, June 1- Three tobacco companies said on Monday they would appeal a Canadian court ruling that awarded more than C $15 billion in damages to Quebec smokers in two related class action cases. Imperial Tobacco Canada, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco PLC, JTI-Macdonald Corp, part of Japan Tobacco Inc Group and Rothmans, Benson& Hedges Inc- a subsidiary...

  • OTTAWA, June 1- Three tobacco companies said on Monday they would appeal a Canadian court ruling that awarded more than C $15 billion in damages to Quebec smokers in two related class action cases. The damages would compensate about 100,000 Quebec smokers and ex-smokers who alleged that the companies knew they were selling a harmful product that was causing...

  • 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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  • *Netflix and Philip Morris rally after results. *Etsy, Virtu shares surge in IPOs. Weighing on the S&P 500 were Apple and General Electric, which is expected to report its first-quarter results on Friday before the start of trading.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed mildly lower as stocks struggled to hold gains from higher oil prices, amid investor focus on earnings.

  • *Netflix and Philip Morris rally after results. April 16- U.S. stocks were mixed on Thursday afternoon as soaring Wall Street debuts by online retailer Etsy and trading firm Virtu offset lingering worries about upcoming corporate earnings reports. "Between Etsy, Virtu and Netflix, that's helping prop the market up, keeping people excited," said Mike Binger, a...

  • April 16- Philip Morris International Inc's shares are on track for their best day in over six years after the maker of Marlboro cigarettes raised its full-year profit forecast as it sold more cigarettes at higher prices, especially in Europe. Philip Morris's shares rose as much as 8.3 percent on Thursday, their biggest intraday percentage gain since November...

  • Wall Street eyes more financials, housing data Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Traders work at the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open, as financial earnings continue to dominate news flow and economic data continued to indicate tepid growth.

  • Early movers: GS, UNH, BLK, BX, KEY, PM & more Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

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