Reynolds American, Inc.

NYSE: RAI
$65.40
+$0.00 (+0.0%)
Closing price August 17, 2017
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Source: ThinkstockReynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) and Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) are near sealing the deal where Reynolds will purchase Lorillard. The closing date is set for Friday, June 12, and...
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