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Huge Cigarette Company Deal Reshapes Tobacco Industry

AP | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Joe Camel is bulking up to take on the Marlboro Man. Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s $25 billion ...

Is 'Vaping' Better Than Smoking?

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 10.30.2013 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

E-cigarettes are big business. This year, e-cigarette retail sales could hit $1 billion. If online sales are included, the figure jumps to $1.7 billion.

Does the Chesapeake Bay Need Savin'?

Mike Smith | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Mike Smith

President's Executive Order Protects Bay Budget, EPA Progress Report Issued for Comment The rockfish are running again in the Chesapeake Bay, the 64,...

Heartland Institute Exposed: Internal Documents Unmask Heart of Climate Denial Machine (Updated)

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Internal Heartland Institute strategy and funding documents obtained by DeSmogBlog expose the heart of the climate denial machine - its current plans, many of its funders, and details that confirm what DeSmogBlog and others have reported for years.

Cigarette Maker Launches Tobacco Rights Website

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. -- Cigarette maker Altria Group is giving consumers a new place to find out about tobacco-related public policy issues. The owner of th...

Notorious Company Changes Its Name Again

Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

An infamous company is attempting a complete brand makeover -- again. The private security firm formerly known as Blackwater and most recently kno...

Tobacco Giant Ordered To Pay Millions In Lawsuit

AP | By TIM FOUGHT | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Tobacco company Philip Morris USA Inc. must pay Oregon 60 percent of a $79.5 million award in a long-running lawsuit filed by the fa...

Tobacco Companies Sue Federal Government Over Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

AP/The Huffington Post | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Associated Press)-- Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies sued the federal government Tuesday over new graphic cigarette lab...

The Biggest Companies You've Never Heard Of (PHOTOS)

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall St.: The great majority of the largest companies in America are easily identified by name by most consumers. That is because their names ...

Philip Morris Ordered To Pay $300 Million To Former Smoker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MIAMI - CHRISTINE ARMARIO (AP)-- A South Florida jury on Thursday ordered Philip Morris USA to pay $300 million to a former smoker, agreeing that the ...

Yelling From the Back Step

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
B. Jeffrey Madoff

"Toxic assets" are two words that don't belong together in the English language. The meaning of one cancels out the meaning of the other.

There is No "Z" in Blackwater

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Mercenaries are a fact of life, as is marketing. Changing your name does not change what you have done, but changing the Commander In Chief can lead to new restrictions.

Philip Morris Plots Aggressive New Product Blitz

Wall Street Journal | VANESSA O'CONNELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sitting in his office overlooking Lake Geneva, Philip Morris International Chief Executive André Calantzopoulos takes a long drag from an unusually s...

Wanted: "Imported" CEOs For Growing U.S. Growth Abroad

New York TImes | Louise Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The corner offices of corporate America are increasingly being filled from every corner of the world. Citigroup, the world's largest bank, named Vikr...