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Schein-ing Through A Rough Economy

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Henry Schein , the biggest U.S. health product distributor surged after better-than-expected earnings this week. The company is up 17% in 3 months as investors scared of the economy flock to steady earners.

CEO Stan Bergman appeared on Fast Money to discuss what makes the company’s business so resilient through a difficult economic environment as so many other companies' profits are hurting.
















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