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  • Walgreens Boots Alliance to feel heat, Bern or no

    Walgreens Boots Alliance to feel heat, Bern or no
    My local drug dealer has decided not to flee the country but is scrambling to deliver what backers were promised. It just goes to show that the merging global pharmacy giant set to be known as Walgreens Boots Alliance doesn't have to be based in Bern to...
  • Karen Lewis should enter race for Chicago mayor

    Karen Lewis should enter race for Chicago mayor
    "Polls are a snapshot in time," said Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday during an interview on WTTW-Ch. 11. It was the kind of thing political candidates like to say when various public opinion surveys offer conflicting assessments...
  • Ritz, Oreo maker Mondelez sees sales growing slower than rivals

    Ritz, Oreo maker Mondelez sees sales growing slower than rivals
    Mondelez International Inc. now expects its 2014 sales to grow at a slower rate than the global snack industry, as the company holds firm on raising prices, even though some rivals have not followed its lead and the higher prices have lead to weaker sales...
  • Walgreen CEO: Leaving U.S. wasn't in best interest of shareholders

    Walgreen CEO: Leaving U.S. wasn't in best interest of shareholders
    Walgreen has exercised its option to buy the remaining 55 percent of European pharmacy retailer and wholesaler Alliance Boots in a $15.26 billion deal that will keep its corporate tax headquarters in the United States. The company that will emerge...
  • Durbin: 'A decision to desert America'

    Durbin: 'A decision to desert America'
    An impulse to give up on America is growing in our corporate boardrooms. This desire to renounce their corporate citizenship is driven by the latest tax avoidance craze known as "inversion" — an accounting strategy to move a company's headquarters...
  • Walgreen considers headquarters move: Is tax loophole unpatriotic?

    Walgreen considers headquarters move: Is tax loophole unpatriotic?
    Walgreen Co. is at a crossroads, but it may not be "at the corner of happy and healthy" as its advertising slogan suggests. The nation's largest drugstore chain is considering a move that would allow it to significantly cut its tax bill and increase...
  • Walgreen tax move would make U.S. examine system

     Walgreen tax move would make U.S. examine system
    If Walgreen Co. does choose to move its headquarters overseas to the United Kingdom or Switzerland, it should go all-out. Forget the whole friendly neighborhood pharmacy thing, and become America's chemist. If the company headquarters winds up in the...
  • Walgreen CEO aware of his 'fiduciary responsibility'

    Walgreen CEO aware of his 'fiduciary responsibility'
    Greg Wasson recently celebrated his 34th year working for Walgreen Co., including the past five as its president and chief executive. When he took the reins in February 2009, the Deerfield-based pharmacy chain had a reputation as conservative, stable...
  • Durbin browbeats Walgreen

    Now that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, has browbeaten Walgreen Co. into passing up a corporate tax inversion, do you think he will do on his personal income tax return what he wants Walgreen to do? Will he forgo lawful exemptions, deductions and...
  • Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd

    Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd
    A seeming parade of U.S. companies has been marching across the Atlantic, reincorporating in Europe to take advantage of substantial corporate tax breaks. Despite a growing drumbeat of criticism from activists and politicians, threats from U.S....
  • Chicago area lands Walgreen-Boots holding company

    Chicago area lands Walgreen-Boots holding company
    Walgreen's plans to retain its corporate headquarters in the United States will burnish Chicago's reputation as an international business city. Not only will the drugstore chain not abandon its hometown, Walgreen said the Chicago area will be the home...