Altria’s Quarterly Profit Jumps 32% on Higher Marlboro Prices

Altria’s Quarterly Profit Jumps 32% on Higher Marlboro Prices

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Marlboro’s share of U.S. smokers increased to 42.6 percent in the fourth quarter from 41.6 percent a year earlier after promotions spurred demand for new varieties of the top-selling U.S. cigarette brand.