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  • Durbin has cushy lead over Oberweis, poll finds

    Durbin has cushy lead over Oberweis, poll finds
    While Democrats are at risk of losing control of the U.S. Senate this year, Illinois' Sen. Dick Durbin holds a comfortable lead over Republican rival Jim Oberweis, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. The survey of registered voters found that 55...
  • Consumer Reports: Eight surprising new drugstore perks

    Tampons, Tic Tacs, Tylenol and maybe a prescription or two if you have time to wait in line. If that's your typical drugstore visit, how about a skin cancer and cholesterol screening? Or help quitting smoking? Pharmacies are rolling out all kinds of...
  • Walgreen Co. sales jump 9.4 percent in September

    Walgreen Co. sales jump 9.4 percent in September
    Walgreen Co. reported a September sales increase of 9.4 percent to $6.48 billion compared with the same month last year, boosted largely by an increase in its pharmacy sales and prescriptions filled.   Shares of Walgreen, the largest U.S. drugstore...
  • Walgreen, WebMD partnership awards discounts for exercise

    Walgreen, WebMD partnership awards discounts for exercise
    Taking more steps or running that extra mile could also cut your costs at Walgreens. Deerfield-based Walgreen Co. said Thursday that it is partnering with health information website WebMD to encourage customers to make healthier choices. Starting early...
  • Walgreen suffers 4Q loss on acquisition charge

    Walgreen suffers 4Q loss on acquisition charge
    Walgreen Co. reported a net loss for its fiscal fourth quarter after absorbing a large accounting charge related to its acquisition of European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH. The drugstore operator recorded an $866 million noncash loss in the quarter...
  • Walgreen merger yields net loss for 4Q

    Walgreen Co. reported a net loss for the fiscal fourth quarter after absorbing a large accounting charge related to its acquistion of European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH. The drug store operator recorded an $866 million noncash loss in the quarter...
  • Walgreens' designs prove an upgrade for shoppers

    Walgreens' designs prove an upgrade for shoppers
    Not long ago, you always knew where to find a Walgreens — at the corner of happy and homely. Walgreens' banal, cookie-cutter buildings made one part of America indistinguishable from another. Inside were narrow, harshly-lit aisles piled high...
  • App integration seen as key to online business strategy

    If you have the Walgreen app, you can fill prescriptions or print photos with a tap on your smartphone. Tim McCauley, senior director of mobile commerce for the Deerfield-based company, says that's good — but it isn't enough. He'd like to find...
  • Executive pay is an insult to working families

    Executive pay is an insult to working families
    Memorial Day is in the rear-view mirror, but here's one more thing to remember: American chief executives make too darn much money. I'm not saying that you shouldn't reward a person for a job well done. But many CEOs now pull down so much more than...
  • Sen. Durbin derides Walgreen for possible tax-driven overseas move

    Sen. Durbin derides Walgreen for possible tax-driven overseas move
    Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday urged Walgreen Co. to reconsider a possible move of its headquarters to Switzerland to lower its U.S. tax bill. In a letter to Walgreen Chief Executive Gregory Wasson, Durbin said the company could face a backlash...
  • Walgreen sales climb 8.9% in June

    Walgreen sales climb 8.9% in June
    Walgreen Co. sales rose 8.9 percent last month, driven by prescriptions. The Deerfield-based company, the nation’s largest drug store chain, reported sales of $6.28 billion in June compared to $5.77 billion last year.  Sales in stores open at least...