Today's movers and shakers in the darker side of the world of business.
Speculation has heated up that Reynolds America is preparing a bid to acquire Lorillard; while it is unknown whether a bid will be successful, the idea makes perfect sense.
Joining together these two cigarette giants would create an e-cig and menthol cigarette titan.
Stocks plunged in the wake of tension between Ukraine and Russia, but these three stocks bucked the downward trend. Find out why here.
Philip Morris shipped 6.5% fewer cigarettes to European retailers in 2013 than it did in 2012. Meanwhile, its rivals have leading market shares in the beneficiary categories, such as roll-your-own and cigarillos. Is there any hope in Europe for Philip Morris?
Despite being late to the party, Altria's distribution capabilities and proprietary technology could still allow it to dominate the electronic-cigarette category.
Do short-sellers have these stocks pegged? You be the judge!
Altria just announced that it will begin distributing MarkTen nationwide starting in the second quarter. This could put new life in the blue chip dividend stock.
Neither overbearing regulations or lawsuits will crush Big Tobacco. Instead, this landmark move by a national retailer could dramatically turn the tide against this industry.
Late is better than never when it comes to the cigarette alternative.