| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Burger King Worldwide Inc.'s potential acquisition of coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. could flame-broil the already simmering debate in Washington about new limits on off-shore tax shifting after the companies confirmed a new merged firm...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:06 PM
With the first day of school just a week away, many of us will be hitting the stores this week to finish up those school supply lists.
Here is a round-up of some of the best deals available this week. (If you come across additional bargains, be sure...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Walgreen Co.’s pharmacy database crashed and remained down for several hours on Friday morning, blocking customers from filling prescriptions.
The Deerfield-based drugstore chain said the systems were restored at all of Walgreen’s 8,200...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:47 AM
(Reuters) - Drugstore retailer Walgreen Co's Chief Financial Officer, Wade Miquelon, and another top executive lost their jobs after a $1 billion forecasting error in the company's Medicare-related business, the Wall Street Journal reported.
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:45 AM
The Wall Street Journal is reporting: The departure of Walgreen Co. CFO Wade Miquelon and the announced retirement of pharmacy chief Kermit Crawford followed a $1.1 billion forecasting error in Medicare-related pharmacy sales.
Get the full story at wsj....
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called "inversion," more about which anon. So, consider his credentials as an...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:21 PM
(Reuters) - Top U.S. hedge fund managers did some shopping for shares of discount retailer Dollar General Corp and drug store operator Walgreen Co in the second quarter.
Daniel Loeb's Third Point added 1 million shares of Dollar General, raising his...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:07 AM
"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...
| Aug 10, 2014
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:24 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:23 AM
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....