| Jun 29, 2014
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...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 3:47 AM
It’s only fair to commence this screed with a disclosure of personal bias: I’m not thrilled with my local neighborhood CVS store. I wasn’t a fan back when it was an Eckerd Pharmacy, either. Regardless of who owns the place, the waiting...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:52 PM
If your back aches or your ankle swells, managers of a Columbia-based company want you to forgo the ice pack and grab a TheraPearl instead.
The maker of therapeutic pearl-filled packs that can be chilled in the freezer or heated in the microwave want...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:18 PM
In a twist on economic globalization less obvious than moving factories overseas, a small but growing number of corporations have relocated headquarters to Europe to escape the 35 percent tax on U.S. profits, the highest in the developing world.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Walgreen Co., the nation’s largest drugstore chain, said it will close 76 unprofitable stores around the country in the second half of the fiscal year.
The Deerfield, Ill., company has 8,210 stores nationwide, or 138 more than a year ago. Of...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Stocks were mixed Tuesday morning despite a better-than-expected consumer confidence report and some positive earnings news.
At 9:35 a.m. PDT, the broad S&P 500 index was ahead 0.1%, the Dow was up 0.3% and the Nasdaq was down 0.2%.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Twenty-eight attorneys general from 24 states, three U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. are pressuring five retailers, including Walgreen Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to follow the move by CVS Caremark Corp. and end sales of tobacco.
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Just a hop and a skip from what will soon be known as the “old Walgreens” on North Michigan Avenue, a flagship store for the nation's largest drugstore chain opens Wednesday in the Wrigley Building, complete with sushi, frozen yogurt and a...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Walgreen Co. on Tuesday withdrew its profit goals for its 2016 fiscal year, citing unforeseen pressure in its pharmacy operations and a lack of clarity on the final structure it will take following its expected purchase of European drug giant Alliance...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:32 AM
I am disgusted to read that the leaders of Walgreen Co. are considering moving the company’s headquarters out of the U.S. just to trim its tax bill (Business, June 25).
I'm sure they will continue enjoying the full benefits of living and working...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:51 PM
TheraPearl, a rapidly growing Columbia-based manufacturer of therapeutic hot and cold packs, has been acquired by Performance Health Inc., an Akron, Ohio-based manufacturer and marketer of wellness and rehabilitation products.
Terms of the deal were...