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Tobacco giants appeal against $280bn levy

The Tobacco industry yesterday urged a federal appeals court in Washington to throw out an attempt by the US government to levy a record $280bn (£150bn) from companies for allegedly misleading the public about the dangers of smoking.

BAT faces 24-hour strike protest at its Southampton plant

Up to 400 UK workers at British American Tobacco (BAT) will go on strike today in protest at the company's two-year pay offer.

The Week In Review: US lawsuit casts long shadow over cigarette industry

Shares in British American Tobacco, the cigarette manufacturer behind the Pall Mall, Lucky Strike and Dunhill brands, have lit up investors' portfolios since the turn of the millennium.

The Investment Column: Hold BAT despite the dark clouds

Borrowing frenzy is a boon for Hitachi Capital - Exel delivers fair value as it integrates T&B

Channel 4 claims BAT destroyed research

Pressure on British American Tobacco (BAT), whose subsidiary is facing charges in the US of conspiring to hide the harmful effects of smoking, increased last night after Channel 4 claimed to have unearthed a memo implying damaging scientific research had been destroyed.

BAT chief refuses to testify in person in $280bn tobacco lawsuit

Paul Adams, the chief executive of British American Tobacco, is at the centre of a dispute with the US federal government .

BAT sales take tumble in twelve countries

British American Tobacco yesterday reported declining cigarette sales in at least 12 of the countries it operates in, with the largest fall coming in France after sales were affected by an increase in tax rates.

BAT to build first Western tobacco factory in China

British American Tobacco yesterday announced an expansion in the world's largest market for cigarettes after it concluded negotiations with the Chinese central government to become the first Western tobacco company to build a factory in the country.

US 'seeks to block' BAT-Reynolds merger

Shareholders in British American Tobacco were left unsettled yesterday by reports that competition regulators were likely to try and block its £4bn merger with RJ Reynolds.

Tobacco stocks dive as US court mulls $145bn award case

Florida's high court last night said it would consider reinstating a record $145bn judgment against cigarette makers, sending shares in tobacco stocks plummeting on Wall Street.

BAT sales soar but weak dollar hits profit

British American Tobacco yesterday saw its profits affected by the weakness of the US dollar, but defied critics over its major purchase in Italy.

Hewitt clears BAT of cigarette smuggling

A four-year investigation by the Department of Trade and Industry into allegations that British American Tobacco (BAT) was involved in smuggling ended yesterday without any action against the company.

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