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Days and Dollars Lost to the Flu Hit a Fever Pitch

Tallying up the flu's effect on our economy is enough to make you sick. Influenza was responsible for 100 million lost work days in 2010, according to a Walgreens study. That's $7 billion in lost wages, and $10 billion in lost productivity. Inspired to get vaccinated this year? We'll point you to the best deal.

Mass Retailers Take a Shine to the Makeup Biz

The beauty business is undergoing a makeover at some of the nation's biggest retailers, as pharmacies and department stores go after shoppers in new and unconventional ways. Sears, CVS, Duane Reade and their cohorts are courting a business that has rebounded well from the recession despite the country's economic malaise.

Can Walmart Help With Healthy Eating?

Walmart President and CEO Bill Simon and First Lady Michelle Obama announce Walmart initiative on healthy foodsBig business and politicians aren't strangers, but when the First Lady and Walmart, the world's largest retailer, stand together and announce a plan...

Walgreens Comparable Sales Rose 3.2% in November

Walgreens (WAG) said November sales at stores open at least one year rose 3.2% from a year earlier, excluding sales at Duane Reade stores. The effect of calendar day shifts boosted comparable sales by 1.5 percentage points, Walgreens said in a statement.

Is Borders' Sale of Its Corporate HQ a Death Knell?

Surely, the sale of Borders' Ann Arbor, Mich., headquarters for almost $18.4 million adds to the persistent rumors of the company's imminent demise. But the truth is more complicated and has more to do with real estate than books.

FDA Sends Warning Letters on Mouthwash

Johnson & Johnson, Walgreen and CVS all received letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning the companies to remove claims that mouthwash helps prevent gum disease. The letters continue U.S. regulators' crackdown on alleged false advertising from retailers and consumer-goods makers.