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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

WalgreenThe drugstore chain earned an adjusted 81 cents per share for its first quarter, 6 cents above estimates, with revenue also above consensus. Walgreen also reported a 5.7 percent increase in same-store sales for the quarter.

Keurig Green MountainThe company is recalling 6.6 million of its Mini Plus coffee makers because of a possible burn hazard.

Kimberly-ClarkThe consumer products maker was upgraded to "outperform" from "market perform" at BMO, as it benefits from lower commodity costs.

Chesapeake EnergyThe energy producer announced a $1 billion stock buyback. The buyback followed the completion of a $5 billion asset sale.

JPMorgan ChaseThe bank could have avoided this year's security breach with a simple fix, according to a story in today's New York Times.

OmnicareThe company has been accused by the U.S. Justice Department of receiving kickbacks from Abbott Labs, for recommending use of Abbott's epilepsy drug Depakote in nursing homes serviced by Omnicare.

Macy'sChief Financial Officer Karen Hoguet won the top spot in the Wall Street Journal's top 20 finance chiefs for 2014.

Cedar FairThe amusement park operator received an "outperform" rating in new coverage at Credit Suisse, with a price target of $53. The firm sees more opportunity for cash distribution by Cedar Fair as the U.S. economy recovers, among other factors.

Continental ResourcesThe energy producer is the latest company in the industry to cut its planned 2015 capital expenditures in light of the steep decline in the price of oil.

Vanda PharmaceuticalsThe drugmaker struck a settlement with Novartis in which Vanda regained the rights to the schizophrenia treatment Fanapt in the U.S. and Canada.

SteelcaseThe maker of office furniture earned an adjusted 29 cents per share for the third quarter, 3 cents above estimates, but revenue was well below analyst forecasts. Steelcase has experienced higher costs in recent quarters, and saw more requests for extended delivery dates in the most recent quarter.

Avon ProductsBMO downgraded the cosmetics maker to "underperform" from "market perform," primarily due to currency risks relating to Russia.


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