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Carnival and Barnes & Noble report earnings. Altria enters e-cigarette market. Dish opts not to make offer for Sprint. Men's Wearhouse fires company founder.
Health groups say new magazine ads are wooing teen smokers, which would violate a 1998 agreement banning the practice.
Huge dividend growth. A record of clobbering the S&P. There's almost nothing for investors to dislike about these companies -- except perhaps the products they produce.
Inmates are paying a hefty price on the black market after the city banned cigarettes in jails. The ban is taxing city resources as well.
Sure, INTC sells semiconductors, but the unassailable moat and huge dividends sure smell like Big Tobacco.
Drugmakers have yet to find a magic bullet for nicotine addiction.
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