There were $3 trillion worth of corporate mergers in 2014. Comcast's proposed acquisition of fellow cable company Time Warner was the largest at $45 billion. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Comcast-Time Warner Deal Tops A Year Of Corporate Mergers

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Tobacco giant Reynolds American is buying Lorillard and acquiring Newport, a popular menthol cigarette. In a shrinking market, Newport is one of the few U.S. brands gaining market share. It is particularly popular among African-American smokers. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up

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