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Is Walgreen Going Too Far With Its Higher Dividend?

Walgreen, the leading U.S. pharmacy chain, recently increased its quarterly dividend by 28.6%, the largest increase in the company's 110-year history, from 17.5 cents a share to 22.5 cents a share. But is it giving away cash it's really going to need for its expansion plans?

How Small Stores Will Impact Values of CVS, Walgreens

CVS Caremark and Walgreen are the leading pharmacy chains in the U.S. While both have been aggressively expanding their retail footprints, there has been a gradual decrease in the average size of the newly opened stores. Here's why they're going small, and what it means for their profits.

Walgreen Buys Drugstore.com for Twice Its Value

After years of trying to expand its online presence through organic growth, giant drug store chain Walgreen has decided to buy a bigger Web footprint, acquiring drugstore.com, the country's eighth-largest e-tailer -- and it's paying a premium price.

Week in Preview: Discover, Oracle and Tiffany Earnings

Oracle, Discover and Tiffany are all expected to report year-over-year growth for their most recent quarters this week. Meanwhile, many will be looking for an updated snapshot of the housing market, with three sets of real-estate data coming out.

Face-Off on Stocks: Walgreen, CVS, Rite Aid

Not everyone is happy about the mild start to the cold-and-flu season. The nation's drugstore chains, already under pricing pressure from Walmart and each other, would be happier if the rest of us had coughs and sniffles. Here are bull and bear cases for the three big chains.

Cyber-Thieves Step Up Attacks During the Holidays

This is a busy time of year for hackers out to steal personal and financial information during the hectic online holiday shopping season. Among the big companies recently hit are McDonald's, Gawker and Walgreen. Don't let your vigilance slip amid the merrymaking.

Walgreen CFO Charged with Drunk Driving ... Again

Walgreen Chief Financial Officer Wade Miquelon was arrested on drunk driving charges last month -- his second such arrest in a little more than a year. The drugstore chain calls it a personal matter, but when it comes to executives, when does personal irresponsibility become a corporate problem?

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.

Walgreen Earnings Rise, Top Estimates

Walgreen Co. (WAG) posted earnings of 49 cents per diluted share for the quarter, compared with 44 cents per share a year ago. Sales for the quarter rose 7.4% to $16.9 billion in the quarter ended Aug. 31, the company said in a statement. Comparable store sales, not including Duane Reade stores, rose 1.5%.

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Walgreens Quarterly Profit Declines

Walgreens announced Tuesday that its fiscal third-quarter profit fell to $463 million, or 47 cents a share, from $522 million, or 53 cents a share, a year earlier.

Biz Brief: CVS, Walgreens Shares Jump on New Agreement

Shares of CVS Caremark (CVS) and Walgreens (WAG) surged in premarket trading after the two reported a new network pharmacy agreement. Under the agreement, Walgreens will continue participating in the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) national retail network for existing, new or renewal plans.

Biz Brief: Analysts Weigh In on CVS, Walgreen Dispute

Earlier this week, CVS Caremark said it will exclude Walgreen from its pharmacy network following a dispute between the two. The decision is a risk to both companies, but analysts have appeared more concerned about its impact on Walgreen.

Walgreen to Buy Duane Reade Drugstores for $1 Billion

Walgreens said Wednesday it will acquire drugstore chain Duane Reade from affiliates of private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners for $1 billion in cash, which includes assumption of the New York-based drugstore chain's debt.

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