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Credit Agricole Increases Philip Morris International Price Target to $92.00

The firm currently has an "outperform" rating on the stock. Credit Agricole's target price would suggest a potential upside of 8.36% from the stock's previous close.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Bradenton.com

Reynolds in talks to acquire Lorillard in merger of tobacco rivals

Two of the biggest American tobacco companies said Friday they were in talks to merge -- a move to cut costs and shore up profits as the number of smokers shrinks.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Altria Group, British American Tobacco plc, Imperial Tobacco Group

Switched

Cigarette Giants In Talks For Merger

This file photo made Oct. 21, 2009, shows Camel cigarettes, a Reynolds American brand, in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Reuters, Altria Group, Smoking, Medicine, Health, New York

AmericanBankingNews.com

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC Given "Buy" Rating at Oriel Securities Ltd

's stock had its "buy" rating reiterated by research analysts at Oriel Securities Ltd in a report released on Friday.

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Related Topix: Imperial Tobacco Group

WXII 12 Winston-Salem

Lorillard/RJR merger affect on jobs

A buyout or merger between Lorillard and RJ Reynolds could have possible affect on manufacturing and corporate level jobs; WXII 12 Bill O'Neil reports.

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

Star Tribune

Business Highlights

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.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Housing, Altria Group

SchaeffersResearch.com

Lorillard Inc. Option Bears Eye a Retreat from Record Highs

Lorillard Inc. ran to a new record peak of $67.28 right out of the gate, amid new developments surrounding its now-confirmed merger talks with Reynolds American, Inc. .

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Financial Markets, Personal Finance, Day Trading

Business Journal

What Reynolds American means to Winston-Salem

Editor's note: This article was originally published in the print edition of the Triad Business Journal on May 30. We are republishing it today in light of the confirmation that Winston-Salem-based Reynolds American Inc. is in talks to acquire Greensboro-based Lorillard Inc. Faced with the pending merger of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Greensboro, NC

Business Journal

What a merger of Reynolds, Lorillard means for Greensboro

Editor's note: This article was originally published in the print edition of the Triad Business Journal on May 30. We are republishing it today in light of the confirmation that Winston-Salem-based Reynolds American Inc. is in talks to acquire Greensboro-based Lorillard Inc. Unless they know where to look, visitors to Greensboro might never guess ... (more)

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Related Topix: Greensboro, NC, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Wetzler will oversee Associa Gulf Coast managed... )--Regulatory News: Philip Morris International Inc. will host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com/webcasts on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.... )--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Strategic Analysis of Growth Opportunities in Indian A... )--Research and Markets has ... (more)

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Related Topix: Philip Morris International, Real Estate, CBL and Associates Properties

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Examiner.com

Winston-Salem to add boutique hotel

Winston-Salem has never had a luxury boutique hotel. That's about to change with Kimpton's partnership with one of the city's mainstay real estate ventures.

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

Bloomberg

Reynolds Said to Be Near Deal to Buy Lorillard With BAT Blessing

Reynolds American Inc. , the producer of Camel cigarettes, is closing in on a purchase of Lorillard Inc. and may announce a deal as soon as next week with the blessing of British American Tobacco Plc, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Related Topix: British American Tobacco plc, Greensboro, NC, Altria Group

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Judge to Rule Soon on Witness for Ex-Va. Governor

The judge in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption case says he will rule quickly on whether to allow limited testimony by a proposed expert defense witness.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Star Scientific

AmericanBankingNews.com

Barclays Reiterates "Overweight" Rating for British American Tobacco plc

A number of other firms have also recently commented on BATS. Analysts at Nomura reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Thursday.

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Related Topix: British American Tobacco plc

AmericanBankingNews.com

Centerra Gold Stock Rating Reaffirmed by TD Securities

A number of other firms have also recently commented on CG. Analysts at Scotiabank downgraded shares of Centerra Gold from an "outperform" rating to a "sector perform" rating in a research note on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Carolina Group

Business Wire

Philip Morris International Inc. to Host Webcast of 2014 Second-Quarter Results

Philip Morris International Inc. will host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com/webcasts on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss 2014 second-quarter results, which will be issued at approximately 7:00 a.m. ET the same day.

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Related Topix: Philip Morris International, NYX, Inc, Manufacturing, Automakers

Hispanic Business

Vector Group Ltd. Commences Exchange Offer for Additional 7.750% Senior Secured Notes

The Exchange Notes will have substantially the same terms as the Original Notes, except for the elimination of certain transfer restrictions.

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Related Topix: Vector Group, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Philly.com

No pressure from Big Tobacco on tax, say Senate Republicans

Philadelphia was one Senate vote away from winning its $2-per-pack cigarette tax in the General Assembly on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Altria Group

Wed Jul 09, 2014

MarketWatch

Movers & Shakers: Reynolds rises on buyout report; Delta gains altitude

Such a move would likely disrupt a potential merger of Reynolds and Lorillard Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co.

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Related Topix: British American Tobacco plc, Stanley

Seeking Alpha

Time To Part Ways With Philip Morris As The Investor Day Presentation Fails To Inspire Confidence

PM's ability to return capital to shareholders will be restrained over the next two years, as additional funds are used to create reduced risk products.

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