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  • CHICAGO, Nov 6- A Chicago court on Thursday rejected Walgreens' move to block all disclosures of what the drugstore chain deems confidential information in a defamation lawsuit filed by its former chief financial officer. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Franklin Valderrama said Walgreens, the largest U.S. drugstore chain operator, failed to convince him that...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 6- A Chicago court on Thursday rejected Walgreens' move to block disclosures of what the drugstore chain deems confidential information in a defamation lawsuit filed by its former chief financial officer. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Franklin Valderrama said Walgreens, the largest U.S. drugstore chain operator, failed to convince him that all...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. Treasury debt yields rose on Thursday on a pledge from the European Central Bank to take further steps to stimulate the euro zone economy and a hefty supply of higher-yielding corporate supply in advance of Friday's U.S. payrolls report. Benchmark 10- year Treasury note yields earlier approached the 3-1/ 2- week high set on Monday after ECB...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- US drug store giant Walgreens pulled in price guidance Thursday as much as 25 bp on its jumbo seven-tranche acquisition financing bond after attracting around US $40 bn of demand. Market sources said the issuer, rated Baa2 by Moody's and BBB by S&P, may look to raise up to US $8 bn from the deal, after earlier indicating the bond would be in the US $6 bn- US...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Walgreen filed Thursday for an eight-part US dollar benchmark bond offering, as the company looks to help fund a US $15.3 financing package for its acquisition of Alliance Boots. Active bookrunners on the trade are Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Passive books are HSBC, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo...

  • Walgreen files for eight-part USD benchmark bond Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 6- Walgreen filed Thursday for an eight-part US dollar benchmark bond offering, as the company looks to help fund a US $15.3 financing package for its acquisition of Alliance Boots. Active bookrunners on the trade are Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Passive books are HSBC, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo...

  • Wal-Mart leads retailers in war against Apple Pay Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:29 AM ET
    The new Apple Pay mobile payment system on the iPhone 6

    A group of retailers led by Wal-Mart aims to upend the credit card market and fight for dominance at the checkout line.

  • Speaking to CNBC at the 14th Annual Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Stefano Pessina, Chairman of Alliance Boots, discusses the firm's merger with U.S. drug retailer Walgreens.

  • Cramer: The market’s great beat-spectations Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:12 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 26, 2014.

    Apple? Buffalo Wild Wings? What's going on?! Jim Cramer dives into the market rally on Tuesday and thinks it has something to do with expectations.

  • Oct 24- E-cigarette seller Electronic Cigarettes International Group Ltd has postponed its public offering due to unfavorable market conditions, an analyst at underwriter Canaccord Genuity told Reuters on Friday. Grand Rapids, Michigan- based Electronic Cigarettes is among a number of e-cigarette companies whose stocks are traded over-the-counter in...

  • 'Massive' switch to new credit cards ahead Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Bank customers can expect a flurry of thick mail as credit companies rush to get chip cards into their hands ahead of the holiday season.

  • Anthony Cuti, Duane Reade's former chief executive, and William Tennant, who served as chief financial officer, both asked the court to throw out their convictions. In June 2010, a federal court jury in Manhattan found Cuti and Tennant guilty of engaging in a scheme to inflate Duane Reade's earnings from 2000 to 2004. Prosecutors said the scheme resulted in...

  • Socks step out into the fashion limelight Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    The socks industry is now a $5.6 billion market and has outpaced growth in the $206.7 billion apparel market for the last two years, according to The NPD Group.

    Once known as an often-dreaded gift handed out by thrifty grandmas socks are having their fashion moment thanks to fashion-conscious men.

  • Obama's executive order comes after many large companies including Target, JPMorgan and Home Depot have suffered high-profile cybersecurity breaches. The White House said that Home Depot, Target, Walgreen and Wal-Mart Stores will roll out secure chip and PIN-compatible card terminals in all their stores, most by January. In addition, American Express plans...

  • "is calling on all stakeholders... to safeguard consumer finances and reduce their chances of becoming victims of identity theft- America's fastest-growing crime," the White House said in a statement. Home Depot Inc, Target Corp, Walgreen Co and Wal-Mart Stores Inc will be rolling out secure chip and PIN-compatible card terminals in all their stores, most by...

  • President Barack Obama planned to sign an executive order on Friday to implement enhanced security measures for federal payments, including microchips and PIN numbers for ATM cards. In remarks to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Obama will announce steps that apply to the federal government that he hopes will help lead the private sector to take...

  • Miquelon sued Walgreen in a state court in Chicago claiming that Chief Executive Officer Gregory Wasson and director Stefano Pessina, the company's biggest shareholder, had made "false and disparaging" comments about him in a report by the Wall Street Journal, court documents showed. The Journal reported in August that Miquelon and another top executive lost...

  • Google's big quarter: All about mobile, expansion Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    The Tech Bet examines how a new smartphone, a new operating system and a new shopping plan have impacted Google's earnings in the third quarter.

  • American workers' hourly wages in the private sector rose just 2 percent over the past 12 months, in line with what has been seen over the past few years, and was roughly flat in September, a Labor Department report showed last week. It gets affected by things such as the ISIL threat and the Ebola threat and issues that make people worry, "said Hugh Johnson, chairman and...

  • Cramer: Time to pluck babies from bathwater Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    All too often, investors throw out the proverbial baby with the bathwater. Cramer would hate to see some of them lost down the drain.