Reynolds American Inc.’s plans to divest four traditional and one electronic cigarette brands proved enough to narrowly win Federal Trade Commission approval of its $27.4 billion megadeal for Triad rival Lorillard Inc.
The state Senate is poised to go along with the state House’s earlier approval of a reduction of environmental protections. By the time you read this, the Senate may have given final approval to that measure. If that’s the case, Gov. Pat McCrory should veto it.