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Tobacco firms in France cheated nicotine tests: anti-smoking body

2018-02-09 reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - Four tobacco companies operating in France manipulated tests to conceal the real level of nicotine and tar contained in cigarettes, endangering the lives of smokers, a French anti-smoking organization alleged in a legal complaint. (4-0)

Tobacco firms in France cheated nicotine tests: anti-smoking body - Channel NewsAsia

2018-02-09 channelnewsasia
Four tobacco companies operating in France manipulated tests to conceal the real level of nicotine and tar contained in cigarettes, endangering the lives of smokers, a French anti-smoking organization alleged in a legal complaint. (4-0)

Five-star fund managers find ‘idiosyncratic’ companies to beat international benchmark - MarketWatch

2018-02-06 marketwatch
The AMG Pictet International Value Fund typically doesn’t follow its rivals into high-flying stocks, opting instead for deep research to uncover what often turn out to be “idiosyncratic” companies, said Ben Beneche, the fund’s co-portfolio manager. (5-0)

These ‘sin stocks’ are increasing sales the most (and CDC boss’s pick doesn’t make the list) - MarketWatch

2018-01-31 marketwatch
Brenda Fitzgerald resigned as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday after Politico reported that she had invested in Japan Tobacco, which sells many popular brands of cigarettes, after she took office. (8-0)

UPDATE 3-U.S. public health chief quits over financial conflicts

2018-01-31 reuters
(Reuters) - The head of the leading U.S. public health agency has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest that documents showed included purchases of tobacco and healthcare stocks while in office. (2-0)

CDC director quits after report about tobacco-stock trades - MarketWatch

2018-01-31 marketwatch
The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quit Wednesday in the wake of a report about her buying a tobacco stock after she took office last year. (2-0)

Japan Tobacco wants gov’t to prioritize anti-smuggling fight

2018-01-31 bworldonline
JAPAN TOBACCO International (JTI) Philippines, the new owners of Mighty Corp., said the authorities need to focus on plugging the revenue losses from cigarette smuggling, rather than raising taxes on such products. (2-0)

CDC Director Quits After Report She Bought Tobacco Stocks - WSJ

2018-01-31 wsj
Brenda Fitzgerald, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned Wednesday morning following a report she had bought shares in a tobacco company last summer shortly after assuming her post running the nation’s public-health agency. (2-0)

CDC director resigns after report about buying tobacco shares - MarketWatch

2018-01-31 marketwatch
Brenda Fitzgerald, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has resigned after a report that she bought tobacco stock after taking office. Politico reported Tuesday that Fitzgerald bought and sold shares in Japan Tobacco Inc. after taking office last year. Bloomberg and other outlets reported Wednesday that Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has accepted Fitzgerald's resignation. (2-0)

The CDC Director bought tobacco and health-care stocks while in office

2018-01-31 cnbc
The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a leader in smoking-cessation efforts — bought stock shares in a large tobacco company just one month after taking office, a bombshell POLITICO report reveals. (10-0)

Imperial Brands: This Oversold 6.4% Yielding Company With 10% Annual Growth Is A Smoking Hot Deal

2018-01-25 seekingalpha
I published an article in November 2017 covering the majority of the U.K. stocks in the FTSE 100. (9-0)

ITV, Aeroports de Paris Named as Top M&A Targets in Europe - Bloomberg

2018-01-23 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (120-0)

Market report: Imperial dips as deal talk stubbed out

2018-01-17 telegraph.co.uk
Imperial Brands slipped back towards multi-year lows after Japan Tobacco’s new boss poured cold water on hopes of a mega deal being struck by the two tobacco giants. (21-0)

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

2018-01-17 reuters
Jan 17 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1100 GMT on Wednesday: (63-2)

Japan Post chief sees bright future beyond mail services

2018-01-14 japantimes.co.jp
Even for Masatsugu Nagato, an experienced business executive who has worked in prominent companies, making Japan Post Holdings Co. stand on its own two feet as a private company comes as a daunting challenge. (4-0)

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