Cigarette makers fight back with lobbying efforts and smokeless products.
The industry is offsetting revenue declines by cutting costs, boosting prices and diversifying into smokeless tobacco products like snuff.
These 4 picks don't really need a robust economy to perform well.
But remember: Repurchases don't always pay off for investors.
Safeway is downgraded to 'neutral' at Credit Suisse, and WABCO Holdings is initiated with a 'neutral' at Goldman.
The CDC takes its gloves off and goes after Big Tobacco.
These stocks are a selection from among S&P's top buy-rated issues for capital appreciation potential.
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