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  • Midday Glance: Drugstore companies Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 1:41 PM ET

    CVS Health Corp. fell$. 88 or. 9 percent, to $102.05. Rite Aid fell$. 39 or 4.4 percent, to $8.48. Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. rose $3.03 or 3.5 percent, to $90.71.

  • April 9- Drugstore operator Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and said it would widen its cost-cutting program, sending its shares higher. Walgreens said on Thursday that it had identified ways to increase the program to a projected $1.5 billion by the August year-end of fiscal 2017..

  • Early Glance: Drugstore companies Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    CVS Health Corp. fell$. 03 or percent, to $102.90. Rite Aid fell$. 33 or 3.7 percent, to $8.54. Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. rose $2.43 or 2.8 percent, to $90.11.

  • Wall Street digests Fed minutes, eyes data Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 9:02 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat to lower open on Thursday, as investors digested the mostly dovish minutes from the Fed, ahead of more earnings and data releases.

  • Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 8:28 AM ET
    A delivery to a Walgreens location in New York City.

    Walgreens plans to close about 200 U.S. stores as the nation's largest drugstore chain expands on a $1 billion cost-reduction plan.

  • Early movers: COST, WBA, AA, ZNGA, PHM & more Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 8:02 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    Walgreens will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation's largest drugstore chain has no plans to shrink in the wake of its combination with European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots. The store closings that Walgreens announced Thursday amount to only about 2 percent of the 8,232 drugstores the company...

  • Walgreens beats 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    DEERFIELD, Ill.— Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $2.04 billion. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 94 cents per share. Walgreens expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.45 to $3.65 per share.

  • Watching the Fed through jobless claims Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:01 AM ET
    Job seekers wait to be interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara.

    Investors will watch weekly jobless claims for indications that the growth trend is still positive and support a rate hike sooner rather than later.

  • Final Glance: Drugstore companies Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 6:42 PM ET

    CVS Health Corp. fell$. 20 or. 2 percent, to $102.93. Rite Aid rose$. 18 or 2.1 percent, to $8.87. Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. rose$. 40 or. 5 percent, to $87.68.

  • Why jobless claims report is more critical than usual Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 5:44 PM ET
    Job seekers wait to be interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara.

    Investors will watch weekly jobless claims for indications that the growth trend is still positive and support a rate hike sooner rather than later.

  • Business events scheduled for Thursday Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 2:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON— Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for February, 10 a.m..

  • Midday Glance: Drugstore companies Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 2:03 PM ET

    CVS Health Corp. rose$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $103.30. Rite Aid rose$. 17 or 2.0 percent, to $8.86. Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. rose$. 69 or. 8 percent, to $87.97.

  • Early Glance: Drugstore companies Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    CVS Health Corp. rose$. 58 or. 6 percent, to $103.71. Rite Aid rose$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $8.76. Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. rose $1.00 or 1.1 percent, to $88.28.

  • April 8- Rite Aid Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, and expected a renewed distribution agreement with McKesson Corp along with the remodeling of its wellness stores to benefit fiscal 2016 earnings. Rite Aid is the No. 3 drugstore chain by sales in the U.S. behind Walgreen Boots Alliance and CVS Health Corp.

  • Final Glance: Drugstore companies Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    CVS Health Corp. fell$. 30 or. 3 percent, to $103.13. Rite Aid fell$. 15 or 1.7 percent, to $8.69. Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. fell$. 73 or. 8 percent, to $87.28.

  • Midday Glance: Drugstore companies Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 2:30 PM ET

    CVS Health Corp. rose$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $103.62. Rite Aid fell$. 10 or 1.1 percent, to $8.74. Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. fell$. 63 or. 7 percent, to $87.38.

  • Early Glance: Drugstore companies Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    CVS Health Corp. rose$. 15 or. 1 percent, to $103.58. Rite Aid fell$. 04 or. 5 percent, to $8.80. Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. fell$. 52 or. 6 percent, to $87.49.

  • Final Glance: Drugstore companies Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:20 PM ET

    CVS Health Corp. rose$. 72 or. 7 percent, to $103.43. Rite Aid rose$. 05 or. 6 percent, to $8.84. Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. rose $2.04 or 2.4 percent, to $88.01.

  • Cramer: Weak employment? Yipee! 4 benefits for you Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    Recruiters speak with job seekers during a career fair at the San Francisco State University, April 3, 2015, in San Francisco.

    Jim Cramer jumped for joy when he saw the weak employment number on Friday, and investors can now reap the benefits.