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Virginia is Marlboro Country

Philip Morris USA, the tobacco products subsidiary of Altria Group, Inc., is moving its headquarters from New York to Richmond. Mayor Mike Bloomberg (R) and the New York City Council may have overplayed their hands when they decided to ban smoking just about everywhere in New York (including bars and restaurants).

"This is a home run for Richmond," Virginia Gov. Mark Warner (D) said this morning. Smoke 'em if you got 'em, Richmonders.