Marlboro maker Altria 3Q profit falls o

Marlboro maker Altria 3Q profit falls on charges
Associated Press

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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