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Tobacco Bonds Seen Cheap as Default Forecast Raised: Muni Credit

Managers of two of the largest high-yield municipal funds see a buying opportunity in tobacco securities even as more of the bonds are projected to default. The obligations, issued by state and city agencies and backed by funds from tobacco companies, a
Bloomberg News
added Sep 27, 2014 14:46
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Titan Of The Plaintiffs Bar: Elizabeth Cabraser ($$)

including the Exxon Valdez litigation stemming from an 11 million-gallon oil spill in 1989 as well as the multistate-tobacco litigation in which the firm negotiated a $42 billion settlement with the tobacco industry on behalf of state attorneys general ov
Law360
added Sep 25, 2014 13:40
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E-cigarettes buy their way into movies

Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of the “mini-major” movie studio Relativity, serves on an e-cigarette company’s board and aims to use mainstream films to promote the products. Billionaire Ron Burkle, a major political contributor, is Relativity’s second-largest inves
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 22, 2014 09:38
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[Virginia] Delayed opening of King School of Medicine illustrates tension within tobacco commission

In May, nearly five years after it secured one of the Virginia tobacco commission’s largest financial commitments, and two years after it claimed it would start classes, the amorphous King School of Medicine project bore no resemblance to the plan that ea
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Sep 21, 2014 23:45
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[Virginia] EDITORIAL: Tobacco commission needs more oversight

Suppose somebody gave you $1 billion out of the blue — yes, that’s “b” for “billion” — and told you to spend it in the poorest parts of the state to build a new economy. What would you spend it on? And how would you measure whether it had done any good?
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Sep 21, 2014 23:40
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GALUSZKA: Virginia's tobacco commission needs a makeover

has figured in a stunning array of scandals, including the recently concluded corruption trial involving former governor Robert F. McDonnell ... A new board...is necessary. Maybe then the non-tobacco parts of the state would get a share of the money. It i
The Washington Post
added Sep 20, 2014 13:12
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California Helps Wall Street Pocket 44% of Landmark Tobacco Settlement

The original agreement made no stipulation how the money would be spent and ProPublica found that the most common use nationally was to pay off old debts. Tobacco bonds are very popular on Wall Street, regarded as much for their uncertainties as their h
AllGov.com
added Sep 19, 2014 20:25
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Tobacco pulls Left to defend states' rights

their litany of complaints against the Trans-Pacific Partnership... "States' rights? Yes. The right to regulate things like tobacco," Maine Attorney General Janet Mills... "No free-trade agreement has the ability to overturn state or federal law," ALEC's
Washington DC Examiner
added Sep 17, 2014 06:45
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[New Jersey] Bottom Lines: N.J. bungle on tobacco settlement still costing taxpayers

A ProPublica analysis of what states did with billions of dollars from tobacco companies — ostensibly to offset the health-care costs of smoking — provides a helpful reminder of how things have gone so wrong in New Jersey. The 1998 tobacco settlement was
The Press of Atlantic City
added Sep 17, 2014 05:24
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[Minnesota] EDITORIAL: Revisit use of tobacco settlement

Why It Matters: he original intent of the 1998 settlement was to fund tobacco cessation program and improve health, not make Wall Street richer... As politicians beat their chests about the great fiscal comeback being enjoyed in Minnesota, it is time we
Mankato (MN) Free Press
added Sep 15, 2014 15:06
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