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  • The real winner in the Lorillard takeover: BAT Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    Reynolds American's purchase of Lorillard has plenty of benefits for the rival U.S. firms, but the real winner is British American Tobacco.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 15- Reynolds American Inc had no choice but to sell Lorillard Inc's top-selling blu electronic cigarettes brand after Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group Plc insisted it be part of a wider portfolio of assets it is buying, a source familiar with the transaction said.

  • Banks lead US stocks higher in early trading Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    Banks are leading an early advance in U.S. stocks after JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs turned in better results than investors were expecting. JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs rose the most of the 30 stocks in the Dow.

  • US stocks mostly down as investors digest earnings Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 9:26 AM ET

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen, speaking before Congress, said the U.S. economy has yet to recover fully, but raised the possibility the central bank could raise its key short-term interest rate sooner than currently projected.

  • *JPMorgan, Goldman up in premarket after earnings. NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. stocks were poised for a slightly higher open on Tuesday after earnings from JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs and ahead of testimony from U.S.

  • Early movers: JPM, GS, JNJ, LO, TWX, TWTR & more Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:09 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • July 15- Reynolds American Inc said it would buy rival Lorillard Inc for about $25 billion, merging two of the world's biggest cigarette makers amid a slowdown in sales. Reynolds, whose brands include Camel and Pall Mall, offered $68.88 per Lorillard share, representing a premium of 2.5 percent to Lorillard's Monday closing.

  • LONDON, July 15- Imperial Tobacco Group plans to buy U.S. cigarette brands including Winston and Kool for $7.1 billion as part of Reynolds American's $27.4 billion purchase of Lorillard.

  • *JPMorgan, Goldman up in premarket after earnings. *Yahoo, Intel results due after the close. NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday after earnings from JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, and ahead of testimony from U.S.

  • Reynolds to acquire rival Lorillard, ditch Kool Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Reynolds American on Tuesday announced plans to acquire Lorillard in a deal the company valued at $27.4 billion.

  • Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.' s $25 billion deal to buy Newport maker Lorillard Inc. creates a formidable No. 2 tobacco company in the U.S. behind Marlboro maker Altria.

  • Reynolds American to buy Lorillard in $27.4 bln deal Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    July 15- Camel cigarettes maker Reynolds American Inc said it would buy rival Lorillard Inc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $27.4 billion, including net debt. Reynolds offered $68.88 per Lorillard share, representing a premium of 2.5 percent to Lorillard's Monday closing.

  • WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— CORRECTS: Cigarette maker Reynolds American to buy rival Lorillard in $27 B deal.

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc, in talks to buy rival Lorillard Inc, may have a hard time convincing regulators to approve the deal because of their big shares in the traditional cigarette and fast-growing electronic cigarette markets.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Smoking-related lawsuits against U.S. tobacco giants are leveling off, making it more likely that a merger between rivals Reynolds American Inc and Lorillard Inc will go through, analysts who follow the industry said.

  • Acquisition talks show Reynolds' taste for menthol Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 12- The enduring popularity of menthol may be a big motivator behind Reynolds American Inc's interest in buying smaller rival Lorillard Inc, which has the best-selling U.S. cigarette brand with the additive.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:25 p.m. EDT Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 8:25 PM ET

    NY: Details about oil train shipments will go to local emergency planners, can be made public No sale by owner: Americans with lower mortgage rates hold tightly onto homes US reports $71 billion surplus in June; projected to have smallest annual deficit in 6 years Stocks stabilize, but end with biggest weekly loss since April as investors grow cautious Amazon petitions Federal Aviation Administration for permission to fly drones for deliveries Cigarette makers Reynolds American, Lorillard discussing merger; would create formidable No. 2 Economists cut US growth forecasts, but remain optimistic economy will recover from grim 1 Q Cancer patients, families urge FDA to block fibroid removal technique that can spread cancer Crude oil falls 2 pct, resuming a 2- week slide, on ample supply, muted demand Head of US agency Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp resigning; Gotbaum longest-serving PBGC head

  • Cramer’s smokin’ new stock pick Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    Jim Cramer is a good stock picker but these picks are nothing short of smokin’.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:09 p.m. EDT Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    NY: Details about oil train shipments will go to local emergency planners, can be made public No sale by owner: Americans with lower mortgage rates hold tightly onto homes US reports $71 billion surplus in June; projected to have smallest annual deficit in 6 years Stocks stabilize, but end with biggest weekly loss since April as investors grow cautious Amazon petitions Federal Aviation Administration for permission to fly drones for deliveries Cigarette makers Reynolds American, Lorillard discussing merger; would create formidable No. 2 Economists cut US growth forecasts, but remain optimistic economy will recover from grim 1 Q Cancer patients, families urge FDA to block fibroid removal technique that can spread cancer Crude oil falls 2 pct, resuming a 2- week slide, on ample supply, muted demand House votes to make business tax break permanent; White House says $287 B price tag too costly

  • Business Highlights Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell. Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks. RICHMOND, Va.— Big Tobacco may soon get smaller.