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  • Walgreens Boots to trade under WBA symbol

    When Walgreen combines with European-based Alliance Boots, it intends to drop its "WAG" ticker symbol for the ticker symbol "WBA." Walgreen said Friday it informed the New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Stock Exchange that it will voluntarily...
  • Naperville OKs liquor sales for Walgreens outside downtown

    Naperville OKs liquor sales for Walgreens outside downtown
    Walgreens will be able to sell alcohol in nine Naperville stores, but not downtown. Councilmen on Tuesday approved a new type of liquor license for pharmacies, but decided not allow any business to start selling packaged liquor in the downtown due to...
  • Walgreens fined for liquor license violation in Arlington Heights

    Walgreens fined for liquor license violation in Arlington Heights
    Walgreens was fined a heftier-than-usual $1,000 for a liquor license violation in Arlington Heights that happened just months after the drugstore giant lobbied for a local law change so that its stores could sell alcohol. Mayor Thomas Hayes, serving...
  • Walgreen CEO Wasson to step down

    Walgreen CEO Wasson to step down
    Walgreen CEO Greg Wasson will step down after the company completes its acquisition of European counterpart Alliance Boots, the company said Wednesday, a decision that didn't surprise company observers and investors. Chairman James Skinner will become...
  • Walgreens misses liquor license violation hearing in Arlington Heights

    Walgreens misses liquor license violation hearing in Arlington Heights
    Walgreens missed a liquor license violation hearing in Arlington Heights, months after the drugstore giant talked officials into changing local laws so that its stores could sell alcohol. "I can only assume that they made a mistake in their scheduling,"...
  • Walgreens app makes virtual doctor visits a reality

    Walgreens app makes virtual doctor visits a reality
    You might not have to leave your cubicle at work or your couch at home to get that sore throat or nasty cough checked out. Walgreens is launching a virtual doctor visit feature on its mobile app, the company announced Monday. The nation's largest...
  • Santa letter scam brings a new Christmas con

    I'm sad to report that even Santa Claus isn't immune to being exploited by grinches looking to steal at Christmas. There are scams seeking to cash in on your desire to make your child's Christmas special with a handwritten letter from jolly old St....
  • Walgreens sales rise in November despite new generics

    Walgreen Co. said Wednesday that sales at stores open at least a year rose by 4.5 percent in November, but they would have increased even more if not for a number of generic drug introductions over the past year. The sales figure was a bit higher than...
  • Naperville may allow pharmacies to sell alcohol

    Naperville may allow pharmacies to sell alcohol
    Pharmacies in Naperville have moved a step closer to being able to sell alcohol. The city's Liquor Commission gave its support Thursday for the creation of a new license for pharmacies with the exception of those downtown. A subcommittee studying...
  • Walgreens sales rise in October

    Walgreens sales rise in October
    Walgreen Co. said Wednesday that sales at stores open at least a year rose 5.6 percent in October, as customers came in for flu shots. The figure was just slightly under analysts' expectations of a 5.7 percent increase, according to RetailMetrics....
  • Investor group asks regulators to probe Walgreen disclosures

    A group of Walgreen Co. investors filed a complaint Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, asking it to investigate potential violations of disclosure rules. The CtW Investment Group based much of its complaint on a defamation lawsuit...