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Greg Wasson

  • *Walgreen to buy remaining 55 pct of Alliance Boots. *Walgreen says inversion deal not in interests of investors. Aug 6- U.S. retailer Walgreen Co said it would not use a full takeover of Europe's biggest pharmacy chain, Alliance Boots, to move its domicile overseas, following fierce criticism of such tax-cutting deals at home.

  • *Walgreen to buy remaining 45 pct of Alliance Boots. *Walgreen says inversion deal not in interests of investors. Aug 6- U.S. retailer Walgreen Co won't use a full takeover of Europe's biggest pharmacy chain Alliance Boots to move its domicile overseas, it said on Wednesday, following fierce criticism of such tax-cutting deals at home.

  • Aug 6- U.S. retailer Walgreen Co will make a full takeover of Europe's biggest pharmacy chain Alliance Boots, but won't use the deal to move its tax domicile overseas after fierce criticism of such tax-cutting moves at home.

  • Illinois Democrat Richard Durbin told Reuters in an interview that he spoke with a Walgreen lobbyist on Tuesday. Durbin, the Senate's second-highest ranking Democrat, said Walgreen, now based in a Chicago suburb, would be ill-advised to pursue an "inversion" deal with Switzerland's Alliance Boots Holding Ltd..

  • June 24- Walgreen Co, the largest U.S. drugstore operator, withdrew its profit and revenue forecasts for 2016, saying it had yet to work out several aspects of its planned acquisition of European drug retailer Alliance Boots Holdings Ltd..

  • April 14- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co is under pressure from a group of shareholders to consider relocating to Europe to gain tax benefits, the Financial Times reported.

  • April 14- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co is under pressure from a group of shareholders to consider relocating to Europe to gain tax benefits, the Financial Times reported.

  • March 25- Walgreen Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday but said it expected a bigger boost this year from its partnership with European retailer Alliance Boots Holdings Ltd than it first forecast.

  • UPDATE 1-Fewer new generic drugs dent Walgreen profit Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    March 25- Walgreen Co on Tuesday reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as a slowdown in the introduction of higher-profit generic medicines and a milder flu season cut into its gross profit margin. Excluding one-time costs, Walgreen had a profit of 91 cents a share, two cents below Wall Street estimates, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.