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EU Court Ruling Against Tobacco Is Bad News for Philip Morris

In 2014 the European Union adopted a strict anti-smoking law that banned menthol cigarettes, ordered larger warning labels on cigarette packaging, and set limits on how much nicotine could be ...
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US Gun Sales Still Soaring

Sometime in 2009, the number of guns in the United States for the first time exceeded the country's population. The gap has been widening ever since. In early April, the ...
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Why the NRA Offers a $600 Life Membership

The NRA has made an offer it hopes its members, or people who might become members, will find irresistible. Why? A business school professor in marketing could conjure up a ...
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Marijuana Weekly News Roundup

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) is the world's largest drug store chain and promises to grow even larger if its proposed merger with Rite Aid Inc. (NYSE: RAD) is ...
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Marijuana Price Slips to $1,988

For the week ended Friday, April 29, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis dropped 0.7% from $2,002 in the prior week to $1,988. The simple average price ...
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How Monster Crushed Earnings

Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: MNST) released its first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday. The company said it had $0.80 in earnings per share (EPS) on $680.19 million ...
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Turning Point Announces Potential Pricing for IPO

Turning Point Brands has filed an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). The company expects to price its 5.4 ...
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Why Origin Agritech Looks to Soar Even Higher in 2016 With New Management

Origin Agritech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SEED) saw its shares take off early Tuesday following the naming of a new president and chief executive officer. The board of directors announced after the ...
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Marijuana Weekly News Roundup

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency on Friday approved the first-ever controlled clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of marijuana in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers have been working for ...
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Marijuana Price Rises to $2,002

For the week ended Friday, April 22, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis rose 1.6% from $1,970 in the prior week to $2,002. The simple average price ...
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.22 caliber bullets

Why Does the NRA Give Away Free Ammo?

For NRA members only: a chance to win 2,000 rounds of .22LR Eley ammo. Presumably that's a good deal for those who have guns that take that caliber of bullet. While the ...
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Turning Point Brands Updates IPO Filing

Turning Point Brands has filed an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). No pricing details were given in the ...
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What to Look for in Under Armour Earnings

Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UA) is set to report its first-quarter financial results before the markets open on Thursday. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates that call for $0.02 in earnings ...
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Coca-Cola Earnings Hobbled by Strong Dollar

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) reported first-quarter 2016 results before markets opened Wednesday morning. The soft-drink maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.45 on revenues of $10.28 billion. ...
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What to Look for in Coca-Cola Earnings

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) is set to report its first-quarter financial results before the markets open on Wednesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are $0.44 in earnings per share ...
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