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2008-09-12 03:00:18

With Americans smoking less, the nation's top cigarette maker is planning to go smokeless in a big way. In a move long-anticipated by industry observers, Altria Group Inc., parent company of Marlboro- maker Philip Morris USA, said yesterday it has agreed to pay $10.4 billion to acquire Stamford, Conn.-based UST Inc., the top manufacturer of moist smokeless tobacco. The deal, if approved by UST shareholders and federal regulators, will add a growing category of tobacco products to Henrico...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.