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2011-08-17 09:45:00

Four of the largest cigarette makers have filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seeking to void as unconstitutional the recent graphic labels and advertising requirement warning consumers about the risks of smoking in hopes of inducing them to quit, Reuters is reporting. The lawsuit by Reynolds American Inc's R.J. Reynolds unit, Lorillard Inc, Liggett Group LLC and Commonwealth Brands Inc, owned by Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group Plc, said the warnings required no later...

2010-08-12 07:45:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Murray S. Kessler as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 13, 2010, succeeding Martin L. Orlowsky, current Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kessler also was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company, effective September 13, 2010. In addition, Mr. Orlowsky announced his intention to...

2010-08-03 09:00:00

VANCOUVER, Canada, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Today Insiderslab.com issues new research reports on large insider trades found in the above Blue Chips or Penny Stock companies. Insiders refer to company C-Level Officers (CEOs, CFOs, COOs) and Directors who are involved in making critical corporate decisions. There are thousands of insider filings on the stock markets every day. Insiderslab.com strives to turn this massive raw data into usable information that investors can use to do...

2010-07-29 10:40:00

RICHMOND, Va., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- City and corporate leaders announced the inaugural Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, featuring some of the biggest names in local, national and international jazz. The festival will be held August 14-15 at the 100-acre Maymont park and museum in Richmond, Virginia. The two-day, multi-stage event, with Altria Group serving as the presenting sponsor, will feature more than 20 artists representing mostly jazz, as well as other diverse music genres. A...

2010-07-28 07:00:00

LEWISBERRY, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or "Company") (Nasdaq: UNIS, ASX: UNS), today announced that Marc S. Firestone, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT), has joined Unilife's Board of Directors as a new independent director. Mr. Firestone will chair the Unilife Board's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees and serve as a member of the Strategic Partnerships Committee. Mr. Alan Shortall, Chief...

2009-09-23 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago United, a membership organization that promotes corporate diversity and inclusion, today announced the recipients of the 2009 National and Chicago Bridge Awards. Michael E. Szymanczyk, chairman and chief executive officer of Altria Group, Inc., will receive the National Bridge Award for exemplary practices of a Fortune 500 corporation and Gregory Case, president and chief executive officer of Aon Corporation, will receive the Chicago Bridge Award...

2009-07-29 15:30:20

It is the end of an era in Cabarrus County, N.C., where Altria is closing a cigarette factory that once employed 2,500 workers. Declining cigarette sales has prompted Altria, parent company to Philip Morris, to close the sprawling, 2,023 acre production site, the company said. The Concord plant will close down Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., the Charlotte Observer reported. Once Cabarrus County's largest taxpayer, the closure will displace the remaining 1,000 workers, at the plant, some of whom will...

2009-05-27 08:29:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Senate voted 29-2 to pass a $100 million tax increase on smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products. HB 2154, while being a laudable program to fund rural doctor programs and changes in the business franchise tax, relies on an enormous tax on smokeless and other tobacco products, such as pipe tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco to help fund the legislation. The Texas House voted on a similar measure by a vote of 79-61 after much contentious...


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