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Big tobacco’s huff and puff is just hot air

Legal threats over plain cigarette packaging have no basis in law.

Big Pharma rumbles with Big Tobacco

Federal officials are planning new regulations on tobacco products, including those marketed as alternatives to smoking — such as Big Pharma with Big Tobaccodissolvable tobacco tablets sold by Camel. But some of the men and women on the government’s official advisory panel have financial ties to the drug companies selling competing products, such as Nicorette. One government adviser even holds a patent for a new nicotine gum.

Big tobacco’s huff and puff is just hot air

Legal threats over plain cigarette packaging have no basis in law.

Durham, a Tobacco Town, Turns to Local Food

TEN years ago, Matthew Beason’s duties as a restaurant manager here included driving to the airport to retrieve a weekly shipment foodof duck confit and pâté from New York.

Asian Stocks Rise as Greece Concern Eases; Rio, Nissan Advance

Asian stocks rose for a second day after European officials said they may help Greece grapple with its budget deficit, easing concern a sovereign default will cripple a global economic recovery.

Obamanomics Ties Obama to Big Business

Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama decried Big Business on the stump and promised an end to politics as usual in Washington. Lobbyists for Big “Fill in the Blank” would no longer hold sway when Obama took over, he promised.