By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Walgreen Co. took another step Thursday in its push to grow through acquisitions when it announced the $438 million purchase of a regional chain that operates USA Drug, Super D and May's drugstores.
The Deerfield, Ill.,
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Retailers could be sweating it out this summer.
Shoppers, worried about jobs and the economy, pulled back on spending in June, slowing sales for most retailers to the weakest pace since 2009. And that
By PALLAVI GOGOIAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks closed mostly lower on Wall Street Thursday after signs emerged that Americans are spending at a slower pace and that China's economy may be in worse shape than previously thought.
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
CORONA, Calif. (AP) - The room rings out with the cruel nicknames that have haunted the teenagers for years: Crusty crab. Burnt toast. Snake skin. Freddy Krueger's daughter. Mutant. Scarface.
For the first time, it's the burn victims themselves who are
By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's next president has boldly promised to halve the number of kidnappings and murders during his six-year term by moving law enforcement away from showy drug busts and focusing on protecting ordinary citizens
NEW YORK (AP) - Dialysis service provider DaVita Inc. will pay $55 million to settle a lawsuit related to overuse of an anemia medication.
The lawsuit was filed in 2002 and is based on a whistleblower's claim that DaVita overused Epogen, an anemia drug made
By The Associated Press
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
Los Angeles Times on Syria and the Russia connection:
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is putting a
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho's crime rate has remained largely stable over the past two years, according to a report from the Idaho State Police, but the number of reported hate crimes and assaults on law enforcement officers climbed in 2011. Idaho State Police collects the
MSNBC.COM - Federal health officials have approved the first at-home test to detect HIV antibodies, a move aimed at identifying and treating the estimated 20 percent of infected people in the U.S. who don't know they have the virus that causes AIDS.
Food and Drug Administration officials
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - If you have military-age children who have not served in this decade's wars, then you owe a debt - meaning money - to those who did. That's the premise of a new fundraising effort by three wealthy American families who