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.
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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Despite its size, the IPO will create just two new members of the 10-figure club from its executive ranks. A few others could net hundreds of millions.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
The Fed's latest statement confirms that it won't be coming to the rescue of depositors soon, but these institutions are worth following anyway.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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