Hamilton Nolan · 04/28/16 09:40AM

Tobacco giant Altria today posted strong profits, with analysts crediting the fact that low gas prices have allowed smokers to purchase more expensive cigarettes. The system works.

The Most Successful Industry of the Past Century

Hamilton Nolan · 02/16/15 02:03PM

What do you think the most successful industry in America has been in the past 100 years? A hint: it's home to the most successful company of the past 50 years.

Street Talk

cityfile · 09/08/08 05:07AM
  • The seizure of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by the federal government over the weekend has sent global stocks up sharply this morning. [Bloomberg]

Street Talk

cityfile · 09/05/08 05:01AM
  • Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is in talks to buy UST for more than $10 billion. [NYT]