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Big Tobacco Dividends Come Under FDA E-cigarette Regulation, Maybe

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has come out and proposed to extend its tobacco authority to additional tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. What the public needs to know is ...
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Tobacco Merger May Be Right for Your Money … and Dividends

Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO) had an impressive Tuesday trading session on reports that Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) was interested in buying the company. The merger would consolidate the pure-play ...
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CVS Pharmacies Snuff Out Cigarette Sales

Drug store operator and health benefits management company CVS Caremark Corp. (NYSE: CVS) said Wednesday morning that it would stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its 7,600 U.S. ...
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Will Pfizer Stop-Smoking Pill Hurt Tobacco Giants?

It is not unusual for approved drugs to receive ongoing study tests over safety and efficacy. That is the case for Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and its stop-smoking drug Chantix. ...
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Short Sellers Abandoning Bets Against High-Yield Defensive Dividend Stocks

We have seen the short interest reports for the October 15 settlement date. It turns out that short sellers have been getting out of the way of the bull market ...
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High-Yield Dividend Stocks Face Rising Short Interest

Short sellers have increased their bets against the stable high-dividend stocks that are in most Americans' retirement accounts and mutual funds. The end-of-September short interest saw year highs in a ...
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The Highest-Yielding Dividends That Are Safe to Hold

The number of companies paying dividends in the S&P 500 is at a 15-year high. According to FactSet, just over 80 companies in the index do not pay dividends. Paying ...
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Ten Stocks to Buy Benefiting from the Government Shutdown

The government has decided to shut down, and investors and the public are trying to figure out what all of this really means. Is this good politics or bad? Is ...
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Short Sellers Pile On and Attack High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Short sellers have increased their bets against the stable high-dividend stocks that are in most Americans' retirement accounts and mutual funds. In fact, the mid-September short interest saw year highs ...
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Short Sellers Get Schizo Regarding High-Yield Dividends: AEP, GE, Annaly, Altria and More

Short sellers are trying to decide what to do when it comes to how evaluate the high-yield dividend and defensive stocks. The latest short interest changes as of July 31 are ...
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Short Sellers Make Big Changes in High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Short sellers are continuing to keep their bets against many of the top defensive high-yield dividend stocks. Increased volatility in June and rising interest rates are obviously making short sellers ...
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Menthol Cigarettes Could Lose FDA Exemption, Lorillard May Be Hit Hard

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today published an agency review on the health effects of menthol and nonmenthol cigarettes. Menthol currently enjoys exemption from an FDA rule prohibiting ...
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Will New Lung Cancer Drug FDA Approval Encourage More Smoking?

The news around tobacco and smoking cigarettes has been dominated by the trends around the e-cigarette market in 2013, but perhaps something else is afoot here. Cigarette case volumes have ...
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Short Sellers Make Big Changes in High-Yield Dividend Stocks: AEP, Altria, Annaly and More

Short sellers are continuing to keep their bets against many of the top defensive high-yield dividend stocks. Increased volatility in June and rising interest rates are obviously making short sellers ...
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Short Sellers Are Tactical in Top High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Short sellers have really made some big changes in their bets against the key high-yield dividend stocks that had been the darling of Wall Street. Many of these stocks are ...
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