The $1.5 billion U.S. electronic- cigarette industry has tripled sales this year with the help of TV ads, Nascar sponsorships and product giveaways. Government regulation may now threaten those marketing tactics.
Reynolds American Inc., which once promoted its Winston cigarettes on the “Flintstones” cartoon show, is returning to television for the first time in 43 years -- this time advertising its new Vuse e-cigarette.
The share of U.S. students in middle school and high school who used electronic cigarettes last year doubled, according to a survey that may affect how much oversight regulators place on the nicotine products.
Adelphia Communications Corp. was illegally coerced through the use of commercial loans by Citigroup Inc. , Credit Suisse Group AG and other banks trying to get lucrative investment banking work, a lawyer seeking recovery for the defunct cable television company’s creditors said.
The trial of Jerome Kerviel, beginning more than two years after Societe Generale SA accused him of losing 4.9 billion euros ($5.8 billion) on unauthorized market bets, may turn on whether the trader can show the bank knew what he was doing.