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1 hr ago | GuruFocus.com

GuruFocus Names Five Dividend Growers

During the past week, GuruFocus recognized five companies as dividend growers. In order to be qualified for this list, the company had to: The following five companies come from various industries and sectors of the market, but they all fit the necessary criteria needed to qualify them as dividend growers.

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Related Topix: Toy, Barbie, Financial Markets, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Consolidated Edison, Energy, Orange and Rockland Utilities

5 hrs ago | Daily Journal

Widow: Jury sent tobacco company a $23B message

A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won't see much if any of the money.

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Related Topix: Florida, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Florida Government, Lung Cancer, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

8 hrs ago | Business Journal

Imperial Tobacco gets RJR, Lorillard brands in deal, but avoids fallout from smoking lawsuits

Winston is the top brand being bought by Imperial Tobacco Co. in a three-way deal that has Reynolds American Inc. acquiring Lorillard Inc. In its deal with Reynolds American Inc. , U.K.-based Imperial Tobacco Co.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Imperial Tobacco Group, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Florida

13 hrs ago | World Magazine

Midday Roundup: Smoker's widow gets billions in damages

Sending a message. A Pensacola, Fla., jury awarded $23.6 billion late Friday to the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.

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Related Topix: Health, Lung Cancer, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, US News, Smoking, Medicine

17 hrs ago | Live Charts

London midday: Housing, tobacco stocks lead UK markets lower, but Tesco gains

Data showing the first fall in UK house prices this year was dampening a number of housing and construction stocks in London, while tobacco stocks were lower on the news of a major fine imposed on US group RJ Reynolds.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Home Listing, Home, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Israel, World News, Middle East

21 hrs ago | KION 46

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

This is one of the largest awards against a tobacco firm, but the company is looking to avoid the massive payout.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Health, Lung Cancer, Vladimir Putin

21 hrs ago | Business Journal

Up To Speed: R.J. Reynolds slapped with $23.6B verdict over one smoker

A Florida jury awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages against RJ Reynolds Tobacco in a case involving a single smoker, a man who died of lung cancer in the 1990s.

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Health, Lung Cancer, Whirlpool Corporation, Appliances, Environmental Law, Law

22 hrs ago | West Australian

Tobacco stocks weigh on FTSE after RJR fine

Britain's top equity index fell on Monday as tobacco stocks were hit by a multi-billion-dollar fine against U.S. rival RJ Reynolds.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

22 hrs ago | DNA India

Tobacco stocks weigh on UK's FTSE after RJR fine

Britain's top equity index fell on Monday as tobacco stocks were hit by a multi-billion-dollar fine against U.S. rival RJ Reynolds.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Daily Mail

Andrew Pierce: Silly Berger's jibe has gone up in smoke

Politicians with any iota of sense always check to see that they haven't got any skeletons in their own cupboard before going into rottweiler-mode about a rival's past.

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Related Topix: British American Tobacco plc, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Conservatives (UK)

Reuters

RJ Reynolds' $23-billion punitive damage award unlikely to stand: experts

A decision by a Florida jury to impose punitive damages of $23.6 billion against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company on Friday is likely to be rejected on appeal or the award reduced substantially, lawyers with expertise in jury awards said on Sunday.

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, US News, US Supreme Court, Health, Lung Cancer, Northeastern University

KWBU-TV Waco

R.J. Reynolds Vows Appeal Of $23 Billion Cancer-Death Verdict

Camel cigarettes, an R.J. Reynolds brand, are seen on display at JJ&F Market in in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Health, Lung Cancer, Smoking, Medicine

GuruFocus.com

Altria is Smoking up Higher

Altria Group is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and certain smokeless products in the U.S. With 50% market share in the U.S. tobacco industry, the company dominates the market.

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Related Topix: Altria Group, Smoking, Medicine, Health

The Motley Fool

Here's the Real Winner of the Lorillard/Reynolds American Merger

The deal involves the second- and third-largest tobacco companies joining forces to take on the industry leader, Altria Group .

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Related Topix: Altria Group, Financial Markets

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Florida, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Air Accidents

Sat Jul 19, 2014

TheCourier.com

Sun. Jul 20th, 2014

In this Feb. 6, 2008 photo, a smokestack of an old R.J. Reynolds Tobacco plant frames the Reynolds American building in Winston-Salem, N.C., A Florida jury has slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC

KHOU-TV Houston

Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Health, Lung Cancer, Smoking, Medicine

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Bloomberg

R.J. Reynolds Descendant Bets on Bankrupt Crumbs Cupcake Chain

A great-grandson of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.' s founder bought a stake in Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. , betting that he and other shareholders will receive a piece of the cupcake chain once it emerges from bankruptcy.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services

Customer Interaction Solutions

Lorillard Shareholder Alert: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces the...

Juan E. Monteverde , a partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP , a leading national securities firm headquartered in New York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of Lorillard, Inc. for potential breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the Company to Reynolds American Inc. for approximately $27.4 billion.

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

Business Journal

Reynolds picks Atlanta for e-cig study

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has chosen Atlanta for a clinical trial of the safety of secondhand smoke from electronic cigarettes.

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

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