| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:17 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. retailers posted disappointing sales for November after shoppers remained cautious about spending, the latest sign that the holiday season is shaping up to be the toughest in years.
Some companies that reported...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:08 AM
By Phil Wahba
NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Several major U.S. retailers
posted disappointing sales for November after cautious shoppers
pinched their pennies at the start of a shorter holiday season.
Some of the companies that reported sales gains ramped...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Walgreen Co. Chief Executive and President Greg Wasson's total pay jumped 13.4 percent to $13.65 million for its fiscal year ended Aug. 31, largely because of a 78 percent increase in non-equity incentives, according to a regulatory filing.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:27 AM
Walgreen Co. reported Wednesday its same-store sales climbed 4.1 percent in November to $6.07 billion, with a boost from new promotional strategies.
For the first quarter of its fiscal year, sales at stores open at least a year climbed 5.5 percent....
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:23 AM
WEST HARTFORD — Last year, just a few weeks before Christmas, a local mom launched her homegrown business, selling "magic reindeer food" in 40 Connecticut and Long Island stores.
This year, Magic Kringle is in more than 100 stores across...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:59 PM
CVS Caremark Corp., the nation's largest provider of prescription drugs, agreed to buy a unit of Apria Healthcare Group Inc. in Lake Forest for about $2.1 billion to add specialty infusion services. It is CVS' biggest purchase in five years.
The deal to...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:57 PM
For many of us, this is a time to be thankful for the blessings we enjoy.
For others, it's another week of wondering if there'll be enough food to keep the family fed.
At least 4 million Californians are struggling with what's called food insecurity...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:40 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•An 18-year-old Chicago Ridge man was arrested Nov. 12 for drug possession and driving without a valid license.
•A garbage can was stolen from a home on the 3900 block of...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Walgreen Co. last week laid off several employees at its corporate headquarters in Deerfield and will continue to make adjustments to its workforce "to optimize our organization," a spokesman confirmed Tuesday.
The nation’s largest drug store...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:27 AM
VERNON — A drug company is offering a $2,500 reward for information that helps police solve a series of robberies that police suspect are linked.
The robberies occurred Sept. 15 at a Walgreens in Manchester; Sept. 25 at a CVS in South Windsor; Oct....
| Nov 11, 2013
It was wild how many people recognized Ben Hollis.
He strode through the Loop wearing his signature safari jacket and pith helmet, waving at people and handing out announcements for this Sunday's screening of the newly completed DVD "The Golden Age of...