Forbes  Jul 16  Comment 
In trading on Thursday, paper & forest products shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 2.8%. Leading the group were shares of Universal Forest Products (UFPI), up about 13.6% and shares of Kapstone Paper and Packaging (KS) up about...
Forbes  Jun 30  Comment 
In trading on Tuesday, biotechnology shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 2.4%. Leading the group were shares of Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST), up about 23.4% and shares of Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) up about 18.8% on the day.
Forbes  Jun 29  Comment 
In trading on Monday, gas utilities shares were relative leaders, down on the day by about 0.3%. Leading the group were shares of PennTex Midstream Partners (PTXP), up about 1.8% and shares of New Jersey Resources (NJR) up about 0.6% on the day.
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 19  Comment 
Besides loss of revenue to the Govt, users face higher risks from low-quality sticks
Forbes  Jun 17  Comment 
In trading on Wednesday, water utilities shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 1.4%. Leading the group were shares of CADIZ (CDZI), up about 4.9% and shares of Consolidated Water (CWCO) up about 3.6% on the day.  Jun 16  Comment 
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The burning question for many employees who have switched to vaping their electronic cigarettes is whether their boss will allow them to “light up” while they work in their cubicles. As more people start using...
Wall Street Journal  Jun 12  Comment 
Reynolds American CEO Susan Cameron said she plans to put more sales muscle behind newly acquired Newport, the second-largest U.S. cigarette brand, following the company’s $25 billion acquisition of Lorillard.
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 12  Comment 
Cigarettes to food conglomerate ITC has announced investments to the tune of ₹8,000 crore in Telangana, India’s newest State. The bulk of these investments (₹4,500 crore) will go into ex...
Benzinga  Jun 11  Comment 
The popularity of vaporizer pens, or e-cigarettes, has soared over the past few years, as smoking bans have been enacted and public preferences have shifted toward more health-conscious choices. The devices vaporize liquid nicotine, which is...
MarketWatch  Jun 10  Comment 
After days of social media speculation, the White House denied President Obama was holding a pack of cigarettes in a photo posted to Instagram by the Italian prime minister.


Litigation in the U.S. has had a major impact on these companies. In addition to costing them billions of dollars directly, the negative publicity has not helped them to grow their customer base.


Schweitzer-Mauduit International (SWM) : tobacco paper


CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS)

Wal-Mart (WMT)

Walgreen Company (WAG)

Rite Aid (RAD)

Exxon Mobil (XOM) : gas station convenience stores

Seven & I Holdings (TYO:3382) : 7-Eleven stores

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