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39 min ago | Seeking Alpha

Why You Should Consider CVS Instead Of Walgreen

Up 24.55% year to date, Walgreen has outperformed the S&P500, which grew by only 6.20% in the same time, as well as its closest competitor CVS Caremark Corporation , which has seen its Over the past 2 years, Walgreen's dividend yield has dropped dramatically, and at current levels, it's quite close to yield of 1.43%.

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Related Topix: CVS, Retail

4 hrs ago | Rochester Business Journal

VoicePort inks patent agreement with Walgreens

VoicePort LLC on Thursday announced a patent licensing agreement with Walgreen Co.

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Related Topix: Retail

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Investor's Business Daily

Brighter Jobs Picture Seen Driving Retail Sales

As of Wednesday, analysts were expecting June sales at stores open at least a year to rise 4.9% vs. a year earlier, according to Ken Perkins, president of Retail Metrics.

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Related Topix: Retail, Rite Aid, Costco Wholesale, PriceSmart

Seeking Alpha

Why Family Dollar Cannot Compete Against Walgreen, Let Alone Wal-Mart

Over-expansion and the inability to compete with drug store chains like Walgreen Co are beginning to catch up with Family Dollar Stores .

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Related Topix: Retail, Wal Mart Stores, Family Dollars Stores, CVS, CVS Caremark

The Motley Fool

Should You Swim With PetSmart's New Shark?

What happened? Last Thursday Jana announced it had taken a 9.9% stake in PetSmart .

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Related Topix: Activism, Retail

Colorado Springs Independent

Walgreens: An unpatriotic ingrate

How would you react if one of your neighbors announced that while he obviously benefits from having clean water, highways, Medicare, police protection, parks, schools and other public services, he was no longer going to pay his part of the taxes that make them available? And what if this neighbor also said he was renouncing his American citizenship ... (more)

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Related Topix: Retail, Long Grove, IL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Forbes.com

Tuesday Sector Laggards: Technology & Communications, Services

The worst performing sector as of midday Tuesday is the Technology & Communications sector, showing a 1.0% loss.

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Related Topix: First Solar, Healthcare Industry, Utility Scale Solar, Financial Markets, Retail

Benzinga

Walgreen Co. Or CVS Caremark: Which Would You Rather?

The business of chain drugstores has been a veritable model for how just about any retail business should envision itself.

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Related Topix: CVS, Retail

Seeking Alpha

Is Walgreen A Long-Term Buy?

Dividends are growing at a CAGR of 17.5% over the last 13 years and the company has also started a share buyback program that will run through 2015.

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Related Topix: Retail

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Journal Gazette

Steps to looking your best

If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Retail

Sun Jul 06, 2014

OpEdNews

The Limits of Corporate Citizenship: Why Walgreen Shouldn't Be...

But they'll be leaving the country only on paper. They'll still do as much business in the U.S. as they were doing before.

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Related Topix: Retail, US News, Liberal Political News

Common Dreams

Corporations 'Citizens'? Then Act Like It

A few years back, with the Citizens United decision, the high court declared corporations were essentially people and therefore had First Amendment rights to pump any amount of money they want into election campaigns.

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Related Topix: Retail, Peoria, IL, Medicare, US News, Liberal Political News

Seeking Alpha

Walgreen Vs. CVS Caremark: Comparison Of 2 Pharmacy Retail Giants

A side by side comparison of key metrics of the two companies. Also included is the relative rating assigned based on a rating system.

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Related Topix: Retail, CVS, CVS Caremark

Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Walgreen Co. blasted for its anticipated move to Europe

Walgreen Co. is being criticized for considering a move that would allow it to significantly cut its tax bill.

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Related Topix: Retail, Deerfield, IL

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Daily Herald

Pharmacy sales boost major drugstores in June

A jump in pharmacy revenue fueled June sales growth for two of the nation's largest drugstore chains, and they may start adding gains from the health care overhaul later this year.

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Related Topix: Retail, Rite Aid, Medicaid, Health

Chicago Tribune

Dixon mayor blasts idea of Walgreen move

But like others in Dixon, Burke is sure Walgreen, who died in 1939, wouldn't be pleased that the management of the company he founded is weighing a move out of Illinois in favor of Europe in a bid to cut its corporate tax bill.

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Related Topix: Retail, Dixon, IL, Business News

Forbes.com

Interesting Walgreen Put And Call Options For August 22nd

Co. saw new options begin trading today, for the August 22nd expiration. At Stock Options Channel , our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the WAG options chain for the new August 22nd contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest.

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Related Topix: Retail, Financial Markets

Kansas City InfoZine

Walgreens Chain Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

The EEOC's lawsuit charged that former cashier Josefina Hernandez, who has Type II Diabetes, was fired by a South San Francisco Walgreens because of her disability after she ate a $1.39 bag of chips during a hypoglycemic attack in order to stabilize her blood sugar level.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Retail, Medicine, Diabetes, Health, San Mateo County, CA, South San Francisco, CA

TheStreet.com

How Will Walgreen (WAG) Stock Be Impacted By Its June Sales Increase?

The retail drug store chain said total front end sales increased 1.8% year-over-year and comparable store front end sales grew 1.3% for June 2014.

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Related Topix: Retail, Financial Markets

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Total front-e... )--Janus Capital Group Inc. will release its second quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Retail, Janus Capital Group, Financial Services, Investment Services, University of Phoenix, Apollo Group, Telecom, j2 Global Communications

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