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Asian stocks rise on possible US-China talks amid tensions

Sep. 12, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday after a report that the U.S. had proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China quelled fears that a dispute between the world's two largest economies was spiraling out of control. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.8...

Micron slumps while Altria and Chevron climb

Sep. 12, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: Altria Group Inc., up $3.96 to $63.43 Cigarette makers rose sharply after the Food and Drug Administration said it is looking at steps to combat "an epidemic" of e-cigarette use by teenagers. Gilead Sciences Inc., up $1.74 to...

Markets Right Now: US stocks end mostly flat on Wall Street

Sep. 12, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. After wobbling between gains and losses, U.S. stocks are finishing with a split decision as technology companies dropped, canceling out gains for energy companies. U.S. crude rose 1.6 percent Wednesday and closed...

Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

Sep. 12, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The warning from the Food and Drug Administration on...

Montana regulator says tobacco companies filed reports late

Sep. 10, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's campaign regulator says two tobacco companies opposing a ballot initiative registered late and failed to report a campaign expense. Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan wrote in a decision last week that Altria Client Services and RAI Services Company registered as...

Tobacco-funded group sues over Montana citizen tax measure

Aug. 7, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A tobacco industry-funded group wants to change the wording of a citizen's ballot initiative that would significantly raise Montana's tobacco taxes, a legal challenge that is part of the group's expensive effort to defeat the measure when it goes to voters in November. The lawsuit...