Marlboro Gold and other Marlboro varieties of cigarettes are displayed in a Little Rock, Ark., store Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Altria Group's third-quarter profit more than doubled as the Marlboro ... more 
Marlboro Gold and other Marlboro varieties of cigarettes are displayed in a Little Rock, Ark., store Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Altria Group's third-quarter profit more than doubled as the Marlboro maker paid out less in legal settlements and freed itself from charges related to paying off debt early last year. The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, posted earnings Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 of $1.39 billion, or 70 cents per share. That's up from $657 million, or 32 cents a share, in the year-ago period, which included a $874 million charge for a loss on early extinguishment of debt. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Danny Johnston
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