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REID: What corporate America can learn from CVS Health's anti-tobacco campaign

For CVS, being the first retailer to stop carrying cigarettes was a huge risk. But Foulkes said the decision has acted as a “catalyst” for the company’s transformation as a healthcare organization. So far, the company’s gamble seems to be paying off.
Fortune Magazine
added Aug 4, 2015 11:30
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Better Economy Has Smokers Buying More Marlboros

A better economy is helping sell more Marlboros and Camels, even as prices climb. That brought higher profits for their makers in the second quarter. Marlboro maker Altria Inc. has now seen two straight quarters of upticks in cigarettes sold. That is un
ABC News
added Jul 30, 2015 05:21
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VIDEO: Smoking is not cool. But cigarette stocks are hot.

How can these companies be doing so well at a time when smoking has been pretty much demonized...Make no mistake. The tobacco industry is not one that is likely to ever post huge levels of growth ever again. This isn't 1965. But investors who don't have a
CNN
added Jul 30, 2015 05:07
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[North Carolina] Megadeal leads to Reynolds stock split

Reynolds American Inc.'s board of directors provided investors Tuesday with two more bonuses from its $29.25 billion purchase of Lorillard Inc. The board approved a two-for one stock split — the first such action since October 2010 — and a 7.5 percent in
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 29, 2015 16:17
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Altria Reports 2015 Second-Quarter and First-Half Results; Raises 2015 Full-Year Adjusted EPS Guidance; and Announces New $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program

Altria and PM USA recorded pre-tax charges totaling $31 million for the estimated costs of implementing the corrective communications remedy in the federal government’s lawsuit against them.
Altria Group, Inc.
added Jul 29, 2015 11:58
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[North Carolina] Revenue from Newport pushes Reynolds’ 2Q net income up 22.1 percent

New revenue from Newport, the No. 2-selling U.S. traditional cigarette brand, capped a strong overall second-quarter performance by Reynolds American Inc. Reynolds reported today $579 million in net income when excluding gains and charges related to its $
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 28, 2015 10:28
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[UK] Market Report: Government shelves plans for tobacco levy based on market share / Tobacco firms can breathe a sigh of relief.

The Government has shelved plans for a tobacco levy based on market share, lifting shares in the UK’s two big producers, British American Tobacco, up 67.5p to 3,529.5p, and Imperial Tobacco, up 69p to 3,163p.
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 9, 2015 10:12
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BATS is smoking its rivals in emerging markets

Deutsche said British American Tobacco (LON:BATS) can continue to make significant investments into its brands and at the same time grow margins, says Deutsche Bank, which today upgraded its target price for the stock.
Proactiveinvestors UK Ltd (uk)
added Jul 6, 2015 09:09
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[Asia-pacific] Japan MOF panel urges govt to keep stake in Japan Tobacco for now

Aso's advisory panel urged the government on Monday to keep its stake in Japan Tobacco Inc for now, a move that would alter a plan to use revenue from share sales for funding the cost of post-earthquake reconstruction.
Reuters
added Jun 22, 2015 20:43
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Philip Morris International, Inc. Dividends: Smoking Hot or Unhealthy?

Unless the company proves to investors that it can reverse the decline in demand, investing in Phillip Morris could be hazardous to your health.
Motley Fool
added Jun 15, 2015 21:23
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