Drugmakers have yet to find a magic bullet for nicotine addiction.
The company faces declining volumes in the cigarettes segment and increasing uncertainty over the introduction of new products.
These stocks pay out at least 3%.
Wall Street points higher on hopes a budget agreement is near.
Shares lose ground following reports on upcoming tobacco directive.
There's no reason to get fancy when picking these. Some great blue-chip names are well priced and will deliver year after year.
These stocks offer decent dividends and low volatility for the buy-and-hold investor.
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