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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:50 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak Global stock markets subdued after weak European, Asian economic data Big Lots beats 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Fed Chair Yellen's assets rose 8 pct. during 2013 to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:40 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak Global stock markets subdued after weak European, Asian economic data Big Lots beats 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Fed Chair Yellen's assets rose 8 pct. during 2013 to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:37 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak Global stock markets subdued after weak European, Asian economic data Big Lots beats 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Fed Chair Yellen's assets rose 8 pct. during 2013 to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million Tesla, state-owned Chinese phone carrier announce plans for 400 charging stations

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:28 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:28 AM ET

    US consumer spending expected to slow in July, reflecting cooler weather and lower auto sales Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters Global stock markets subdued after weak European, Asian economic data Big Lots beats 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Fed Chair Yellen's assets rose 8 pct. during 2013 to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million Tesla, state-owned Chinese phone carrier announce plans for 400 charging stations

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:07 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    US consumer spending expected to slow in July, reflecting cooler weather and lower auto sales Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters Global stock markets subdued after weak European, Asian economic data Big Lots beats 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Fed Chair Yellen's assets rose 8 pct. during 2013 to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million Tesla, state-owned Chinese phone carrier announce plans for 400 charging stations

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:05 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    US consumer spending expected to slow in July, reflecting cooler weather and lower auto sales Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters Asian stocks drift, Nikkei stabilizes after weak economic data Big Lots beats 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Fed Chair Yellen's assets rose 8 pct. during 2013 to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million Tesla, state-owned Chinese phone carrier announce plans for 400 charging stations

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:04 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    US consumer spending expected to slow in July, reflecting cooler weather and lower auto sales Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters Asian stocks drift, Nikkei stabilizes after weak economic data Big Lots beats 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Fed Chair Yellen's assets rose 8 pct. during 2013 to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million Tesla, state-owned Chinese phone carrier announce plans for 400 charging stations

  • Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.' s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.

  • Feds seek comment on lower-risk tobacco bid Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes. Swedish Match's application also highlights a philosophical debate over how best to control tobacco.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Midday Movers: Blackberry, Corning, Windstream & More Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • July 28- Tobacco major Reynolds American Inc's quarterly profit rose 6.7 percent as price increases helped to make up for a drop in cigarette volumes. The company's net income rose to $492 million, or 92 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $461 million, or 84 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • How tobacco firms saved billions via tax loophole Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    Reclassifying roll-you-own tobacco as pipe tobacco and small cigars as large ones saves the tobacco industry billions. NBC News reports.

  • U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ordered the FDA reconstitute the committee and barred the agency from using the panel's findings, which said removing menthol cigarettes from the market would benefit public health.