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  • CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Study Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:20 AM ET
    David Pyott

    CEOs who decided to sell in the 10 biggest U.S. deals this year will rake in $430 million in "golden parachute" payments, according to a study.

  • Supply-demand balance for burley takes abrupt turn Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:56 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— A global supply-demand balance that once favored Kentucky tobacco farmers now seems to be turning against them as another market season opens in the state that leads the nation in burley tobacco production. "The supply-demand balance for U.S. burley has taken an abrupt turn after being a seller's market for several years of tight supply," said...

  • Reynolds launching heat-not-burn cigarette Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Reynolds American Inc. is launching a cigarette that heats tobacco rather than burning it, hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes. The nation's second-biggest tobacco company said Monday that it will begin selling Revo— a cigarette that uses a carbon tip that heats tobacco after being lit— in...

  • LONDON, Nov 4- Imperial Tobacco Group said it would raise its dividend by at least 10 percent in the next year, signalling confidence that cost cuts will help it to cope with weak consumer spending and higher taxes that weighed on its annual profit. The company also recently floated a portion of its logistics business, Logista, on the Spanish stock exchange, raising...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- Cigarette maker Reynolds American's proposal to buy smaller rival Lorillard Inc presents antitrust regulators with a conundrum: Their mandate is to prevent higher prices because of mergers, but U.S. public policy aims to make cigarettes more expensive to discourage smoking. Reynolds, the No. 2 U.S. cigarette maker, said in July it would buy No. 3...

  • 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.

  • Lorillard e-cigarette sales slip as competition rises Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    July 30- Lorillard Inc. on Wednesday reported significant declines in its electronic cigarettes sales, raising questions about the strength of the nascent market. Sales of its electronic devices dropped 35 percent to $37 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 compared to $57 million for the same period last year.