Marlboro maker Altria 3Q profit falls on charges

Associated Press
Marlboro maker Altria 3Q profit falls on charges

In this July 17, 2012 photo, Marlboro cigarettes are displayed in Montpelier, Vt. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.'s third-quarter net income fell 44 percent on charges for a loss on early extinguishment of debt. But it sold more cigarettes at higher prices and expanded its industry-leading share of the U.S. market. The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, reported net income of $657 million, or 32 cents per share, for the three-month period ended Sept. 30, down from $1.17 billion, or 57 cents a share, a year earlier. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

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