These 4 picks don't really need a robust economy to perform well.
If the oil giant wants to impress Wall Street, it will have to pay a higher dividend or grow its profits.
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Higher cigarette pricing and a dominant position in the smokeless tobacco industry are key growth drivers.
In the current volatile environment, it may be better to go for dividends than to try riding out the storm.
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These companies won't soar like other plays in the sector, but they make for great income sources.
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