WALL STREET: Extra, Extra

A flock of year-end dividends and a spate of extras were declared last week. Amerada Petroleum Corp. declared an extra $1. New York Central upped its dividend 50¢, and Polaroid Corp. gave stockholders one new share for every two shares held. Despite the good news, the dreary market slipped, under heavy selling of the tobacco stocks. In one day, the three biggest tobacco stocks fell more than three points each as investors took note of 1) published reports linking cigarette-smoking with lung cancer and 2) a slip in tobacco sales over the past few months. By week's end tobacco stocks...

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