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Altria Group Inc. MO, -0.28% is pushing through a six-cent per-pack price increase across all of the company's cigarette brands, the second round of price rises the tobacco producer has taken on those products this year.
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Dividend-paying companies including Altria Group Inc, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc are among those pressing lawmakers to avoid a tax hike, with executives and surrogates making frequent visits to Capitol Hill.