5 hrs ago
Cigarette companies boost giveaways as smoking declines
Cigarette companies have boosted efforts to invest in discounts, giveaways and other promotions to attract an ever-declining pool of smokers.
11 hrs ago
Universal's CEO Discusses F4Q2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Good evening. My name is Jessica and I will be your Conference Operator for today.
Tue May 21, 2013
If You Must Invest In Tobacco
One of the hardest things for investors to deal with is "political risk." This occurs when a government agency directly has an impact on a company's business model, often in a way that cannot easily be predicted in advance.
UPDATE 1-Philip Morris to buy out Carlos Slim's stake in Mexican JV
Marlboro maker Philip Morris International Inc said it will buy out billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso from their Mexican joint venture for about $700 million.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Land of the Free
It's Always Christmas If You're a Politician
What is it about an elected official that compels rich people to want to give him gifts? Do they look needy? Hungry? Depressed? Is there a secret gift registry of which I'm unaware? Could it be a mentoring program where plutocrats adopt a middle-class governor or attorney general and show them how capitalism has paid off? Sort of a rescue program ... (more)
For GOP, 'gifts' balance woes
Ken Cuccinelli and Virginia's Republican Party ticket heading into the state's November bellwether elections couldn't have imagined how the headlines that vexed them a week ago could unite and galvanize the party in a few short days.
Sun May 19, 2013
N.J. may raise minimum age for buying cigarettes
Winona Ryder has been acting since she was 12 years old, so finding a role in a movie unlike any... The Killers took the pop-rock world by storm in 2004 with its release of 'Hot Fuss' and the four... Altria Group Inc., which produces the top-selling Marlboro brand, suggests that the proposal would restrict adult consumers' access to legal products, ... (more)
Sat May 18, 2013
Republican cites IRS scandal in close Virginia governor's race
Fri May 17, 2013
Ramadan under fire for economic development trip to Asia
State Del. David Ramadan did not officially disclose a trip to Taiwan that two of his General Assembly colleagues deemed significant enough to report.
Imperial Tobacco Group's Underperform Rating Reaffirmed at BNP Paribas
's stock had its "underperform" rating reaffirmed by BNP Paribas in a research note issued on Friday, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports.
Thu May 16, 2013
Va. AG Hires Law Firm for Governor's Office
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli cited a conflict of interest Wednesday in recusing his office from representing Gov.
W.Va. Tobacco Litigation Goes Up in Smoke
A unanimous jury in Charleston, W.Va., on Wednesday rejected all but one of the plaintiffs' claims in a consolidated trial involving approximately 600 individual lawsuits against major tobacco companies Altria Group Inc., Reynolds American Inc.
Wed May 15, 2013
Lake Wylie Pilot
SC lawmakers debate taxing electronic cigarettes
A bill that would allow South Carolina to tax electronic cigarettes passed a House panel Wednesday, but supporters acknowledge it has little chance of becoming law this year.
McDonnell approval down but Star Scientific scandal not hurting yet
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's approval rating is at it's lowest point in two years, but it's still at enviable heights, according to a new poll.
The Motley Fool
A Closer Look at Imperial Tobacco Group's Dividend Potential
Dividend income accounts for around two-thirds of total returns, the actual rate of return taking into account both capital and income appreciation.
Tue May 14, 2013
Reynolds American Expanding E-Cig Distribution
Reynolds American Inc.'s experiment with making electronic cigarettes is about to move to a larger distribution scale, the company said at its annual shareholders meeting last week, reported The Winston-Salem Journal.
FAB Universal Announces Record First Quarter 2013 Financial Results
FAB Universal , a worldwide distributor of digital entertainment, today announced financial results for the first quarter ending March 31st, 2013.
Mon May 13, 2013
Why Fighter Jets, Cigarettes, And Iron Ore Are Good For You After All
In my last article , I outlined how I'm sieving out almost 500 corporations currently included in David Fish's monthly dividend Champions, Contenders, and Challengers list .
Star Scientific , Inc. Files First-Quarter Financials for 2013,...
The increase of 127% was attributable exclusively to increased AnatablocA sales volume.