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  • *Q3 GDP revised up to 5 percent annual pace. NEW YORK, Dec 23- U.S. stocks were poised for a higher open on Tuesday, putting the Dow and S&P 500 on track to extend a four-day rally after an unexpectedly strong report on economic growth. "That is a solid number, that is really what you want to see, you want to see it in demand," said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO...

  • Dec 23- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a record number of prescriptions filled, sending its shares up 3.6 percent. The combined cost savings for Walgreen and Alliance Boots in the quarter were about $140 million. Net income attributable to Walgreen rose 16 percent to $809 million, or 85...

  • US stock futures add to gains; GDP revised higher Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 8:33 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Tuesday as investors awaited a slew of economic data, following another record close.

  • Early Movers: WAG, GMCR, CHK, JPM & more Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 8:08 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Walgreen profit rises 16 pct on record prescriptions Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Dec 23- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co reported a 16 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by a record number of prescriptions filled. Net income attributable to the company rose to $809 million, or 85 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 30, from $695 million, or 72 cents per share, a year earlier. Walgreen's shares were up 2 percent at $76 in...

  • Cramer Remix: Here’s what the Fed did Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:06 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    The market may have rallied, but "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer thinks that’s just the beginning of Yellen’s impact.

  • Cramer: Stocks to buy on the next tsunami selloff Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    It is good to have a game plan the next time the market tanks. These are Jim Cramer's time tested stocks to buy on the next big selloff.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson& Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing workers' health benefits. By last year, blue chip names such as Sears Holding Corp and Walgreen...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing workers' health benefits. By last year, blue chip names like Sears Holding and Walgreen Co had...

  • Early Movers: LULU, RSH, SPLS, WAG, LC & more Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:59 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Dec 10- Walgreen Co said Chief Executive Greg Wasson would retire and hand the reins on an interim basis to the head of Alliance Boots Holdings Ltd, a move that follows a series of events that has tested investor confidence in the U.S. drugstore chain. Walgreen said Wasson would step down shortly after it completes the purchase of the 55 percent it does not already...

  • Dec 10- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co said Chief Executive Greg Wasson would retire after the completion of the company's pending merger with Alliance Boots Holdings Ltd.. Walgreen shares were up 2.3 percent in extended trading. Stefano Pessina, executive chairman of Alliance Boots, would serve as acting CEO, Walgreen said.

  • After-hours buzz: BURL, RH, WTSL, CNX & more Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday: Walgreen, Restoration Hardware, Wet Seal and more.

  • Walgreen CEO to retire after Alliance Boots' merger Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    Dec 10- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co said Chief Executive Greg Wasson would retire after the completion of its pending merger with Alliance Boots Holdings Ltd.. Walgreen shares were up 2.1 percent in extended trading. Stefano Pessina, executive chairman of Alliance Boots, would serve as acting CEO, Walgreen said.

  • Bad flu season: A prescription for growth? Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 8:16 AM ET
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    The health-care sector tends to outperform the overall market during flu season. Who else stands to gain?

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  • 'Kickback' flak: Sanofi's caseload grows bigger Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 4:37 PM ET
    A Sanofi lab worker packages vaccines against the flu.

    Drug giant Sanofi is juggling legal and regulatory issues surrounding three cases involving alleged payments or inducements to medical providers.

  • Lawsuit claims 'kickback' scheme at Sanofi Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 3:27 PM ET
    Ousted Sanofi CEO Christopher Viehbacher

    A lawsuit accuses drug maker Sanofi and top executives, including its ousted CEO, of a million-dollar kickback scheme to promote diabetes drug sales.

  • Wednesday's midday movers: Apple, Kraft & more Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 1, 2014.

    Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • Hedge funds playing buy-and-hold, and losing Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of an Apple store in New York.

    Hedge funds aren't changing their stock holdings much despite poor performance compared with the broader stock market.