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Big Tobacco Sees Bigger Competition in Vapor Cigarettes

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - For decades, tobacco companies have signified big business. Now, however, with the continuing decline in U.S. sales, the once booming industry has been working to protect its multi-billion-dollar bottom line by relying on its global reach into Asia and other continents. Yet, despite the stronger push in Asian markets, obstacles...

Taxpayer Alert: How to Recognize And Avoid Identity Theft Scams

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Across the nation, identity thieves are using legitimate information to scam honest taxpayers, and frequently posing as the IRS to do so. So, what can you do? The IRS is taking this seriously, and has created the IRS Identity Theft Protection Unit to address the growing problem. However, being aware of some of the most common scams...

Vapor Cigarettes Light Up Investors

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - The cigarette business is changing. While still profitable, the billion-dollar industry has, for the first time in its history, some interesting competition for its marketshare. Vapor cigarettes. Companies like Icon Vapor (OTCPK: ICNV) are turning traditional tobacco smokers into vapor cigarette smokers and, according to financial...

Which Upgrades Are Worth It to Help You Sell Your House?

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Is it finally time to sell your house? That's the question on homeowners' minds as house prices just posted their largest annual gain since 2005 -- congrats to those no longer "underwater" on their mortgages -- even as interest rates remain tantalizingly low. But here's the catch: Those same higher prices can make buyers as choosy...