All income classes are laden with pollutants, but the folks who eat sushi are ingesting far different chemicals than poorer chain smokers.
Stocks are mixed, with the Dow the only major index able to hold onto its early session gains.
Researchers in Australia find that smokes with no flashy branding or advertising lose their appeal. But tobacco companies say sales are still going strong.
Empirical evidence suggests this investment strategy works.
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.
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People are spending more and more time in front of little screens, and these tech giants are capitalizing beautifully.
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