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Heineken's snub to SAB revives beer deal speculation

LONDON/BRUSSELS - SABMiller's rejected bid for smaller brewer Heineken has revived talk about deals that could reshape the global beer industry in coming months.

US STOCKS-Dow edges up but tech weighs on S&P, Nasdaq

NEW YORK, Sept 15 - U.S. stocks were mixed on Monday with the tech sector weighing on the Nasdaq and S&P 500 as investors make space for Alibaba's planned debut later this week.

US STOCKS-Molson, Altria hit records on brewer merger talk

NEW YORK, Sept 15 - Talk about further consolidation in the brewing industry was helping lift consumer staple stocks on the S&P 500, with the largest gainers Altria , in point terms, and Molson Coors, percentage-wise.

E-cigarettes may be tempting non-smoking youths to smoke: CDC study

CHICAGO - Electronic cigarettes may be more tempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, and once young people have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

E-cigs may be tempting non-smoking youths to smoke - CDC study

CHICAGO, Aug 25 - Electronic cigarettes may be more tempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, and once young people have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

Trendy vapor tanks muscling into e-cigarette sales

Aug 1 - The electronic cigarette, touted as a way to cut smoking, is facing a serious contender that even smokers find sexy.

Blu e-cigarette deal was crucial to Lorillard takeover -source

By Jilian Mincer, Anjali Athavaley and Anjuli Davies NEW YORK/LONDON, July 15 - Reynolds American Inc had no choice but to sell Lorillard Inc's top-selling blu electronic cigarettes brand after Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group Plc insisted it be part of a wider portfolio of assets it is buying, a source familiar with the transaction said. The U.S. companies said on Tuesday that they were selling blu and a group of traditional cigarette brands to Imperial to ease antitrust co

UPDATE 1-Cigarette makers lose challenge to NYC's no-discount law

(Adds Altria comment, Reynolds and Lorillard not immediately available for comment)

Altria to appeal revived $10.1 billion 'light' cigarette verdict

- An Illinois state appeals court has reinstated a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA in a lawsuit accusing the Altria Group Inc unit of misleading consumers about the risks of smoking "light" cigarettes. Philip Morris USA said it will appeal immediately.

UPDATE 2-Altria to appeal revived $10.1 bln 'light' cigarette verdict

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