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  • Newport maker Lorillard's 3Q profit jumps 12 pct Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Newport maker Lorillard Inc.' s third-quarter profit jumped 12 percent as higher cigarette prices helped offset a decline in the number of cigarettes it sold. Despite the drop in sales, Lorillard, which bought Blu in 2012 for $135 million, said the brand continued to hold a nearly 30 percent share of the U.S. retail market. Last year, Lorillard bought a...

  • Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. The no-smoking policy will go into effect once Reynolds builds indoor smoking areas for those still wanting to light up indoors, spokesman David Howard said. First released in the mid-1990s, Eclipse is in limited distribution and one of the...

  • Coca-Cola and Apple are big market movers Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. The Coca-Cola Co., down $2.61 to $40.68. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., down $45.48 to $607.55.

  • Reynolds' net rises on higher cigarette prices Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    The Winston-Salem, North Carolina- based company said its profit rose to $467 million, or 88 cents per share, for the quarter which ended Sept. 30, up from $457 million, or 84 cents per share, in the same quarter last year. Reynolds' adjusted earnings of 95 cents per share beat expectations for 91 cents per share, according to Zacks Investment Research.

  • Lorillard CEO to get $44M after Reynolds merger Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— The CEO of Newport cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. is set to receive more than $44 million following the planned $25 billion merger with Reynolds American Inc., regulatory filings show. Murray Kessler is one of several Lorillard executives to receive compensation if they're terminated after the deal closes, according to a filing with the...

  • School group cuts ties with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 7:07 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— In a quick about-face, the National School Boards Association is cutting ties with the nation's second-biggest cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.. In an interview with The Associated Press, the association's executive director, Tom Gentzel, said that following the announcement of the partnership, it became clear that "the debate about...

  • Debra Crew Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    President and chief commercial officer, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Sept 12- As electronic cigarettes flew off shelves on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years, investors flocked to a business some hope will be the future for tobacco.

  • Sept 3- Lorillard Inc said two of its e-cigarette subsidiaries sued Zippo Manufacturing Co in the United Kingdom to protect itself from Zippo's claims of trademark infringement regarding the blu brand of e-cigarettes.

  • The success is therefore a "monumental achievement," virologist Thomas Geisbert of the University of Texas Medical Branch wrote in a commentary on the paper, published online in Nature.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 25- Electronic cigarettes may be more tempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, and once young people have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

  • Aug 18- A German court has ordered a subsidiary of U.S. tobacco giant Lorillard Inc to stop selling the popular blu e-cigarettes in that country, citing trademark confusion with lighter and fuel products sold by Zippo Manufacturing Co..

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 17- Biotech drug production techniques based on plants, which may prove to be faster, higher yielding and cheaper than current methods using mammalian cells, haven't caught on with the biggest pharmaceutical companies.

  • US labs on standby to start work on Ebola drug Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    A nurse wears protective clothing as he demonstrates the facilities in place at the Royal Free Hospital in north London on August 6, 2014, in preparation for a patient testing positive for the Ebola virus.

    All three U.S. laboratories established to fight major public health threats say they are standing by to scale up a treatment for Ebola.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Aug 9- All three U.S. facilities established to quickly make vaccines and therapeutics in the event of a major public health threat say they are standing by to support any U.S. government effort to scale up a treatment for Ebola.

  • Parade of mergers: for better or for worse? Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    The M&A wave could be a harbinger of a booming economy...or a collection of last-minute attempts to beat higher debt rates. NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 6- Drugmakers' use of the tobacco plant as a fast and cheap way to produce novel biotechnology treatments is gaining global attention because of its role in an experimental Ebola therapy.

  • Forget what the Fed says, inflation is here Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 1:04 PM ET
    Hershey's chocolate bars for sale in Chicago.

    Companies across industry groups—from food to technology to health care—are raising costs for the consumer.

  • Reynolds American CEO confident of merger approval Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:24 PM ET
    A pack of Camel cigarettes, manufactured by Reynolds American, is in a display rack in a newsstand in London.

    Susan Cameron is confident regulators will allow the tobacco giant to acquire Lorillard for $24.7 billion.

  • Trendy vapor tanks muscling into e-cigarette sales Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    A cult following is likely to grow as "vaping" becomes more fashionable and more stores, such as Walmart, carry the battery-powered metal tubes in a wide range of colors.