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Cuban cigar maker rolls biggest smoke in the world - again

HAVANA -- A Cuban cigar maker has shattered his own record for the world's longest cigar by...weaving together Cuban tobacco leaves for 43 years. Castelar is a cigar maker for La Triada, a shop located in a historic colonial fort that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/30/biz_386820.shtml
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New leader aims to keep cigar maker on hot streak

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Every day, 8.5 million cigars roll out of Swisher International Group's Springfield factory.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/20/bus_440389.shtml
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Wal-Mart counts on category chiefs to help it grow business

...if they're not from our company," said Hank Harris, national account manager of Swisher, the nation's no. 2 cigar maker behind Altadis. Swisher belongs to an elite group of vendors that Wal-Mart has picked as so-called category advisers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/22/bus_390004.shtml
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...a lot of huffing and puffing to light this stogie. A cigar maker here has hand-rolled a 62-foot-long cigar, which...a lot of huffing and puffing to light this stogie. A cigar maker here has hand-rolled a 62-foot-long cigar, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/11/biz_439588.shtml
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...is selling its mass-market cigar business, which includes brands such as White Owl and Tiparillo, to the Swedish cigar maker Swedish Match AB for $200 million in cash. General Cigar officials said the sale will allow the company to focus on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/27/bus_257369.shtml
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Viacom to buy CBS in biggest media deal ever

...William Paley. He was installed as leader of the fledgling broadcasting business when it was purchased in 1928 by his cigar-maker father, Sam. Media mogul Ted Turner pursued CBS before it was sold in 1995 to Westinghouse by Paley's successor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/08/bus_269651.shtml
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