The Gap Between Altria and Philip Morris International

The United States dollar is performing exceptionally well against the Euro and Japanese Yen in particular, and other global currencies in general, as unease about Greece and other maladies throughout the rest of the world has pushed the U.S. dollar to highs not seen since the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A result is that there are huge disparities in the earnings per share figures of certain companies, depending on whether or not they generate a significant percentage of profits overseas.

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