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14 HOURS AGO - TheStreet

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Walgreen Investors Focus on Buybacks with Inversion Now Dead

NEW YORK (TheStreet) –aWalgreen is being pressed by investors to increase its share buyback activity, sources close to the situation told TheStreet, with some analysts stating the company could buy back up toa130 million shares through a leveraged recapitalization of its balance sheet. These shareholder complaints stem from Walgreen's guidance for the second leg of its acquisition of Alliance Boots, ...

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15 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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'Support Officer Darren Wilson' GoFundMe Raises Over $137,000 For Cop Who Shot Michael Brown

A GoFundMe page set up to support Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has raised over $137,000 and counting since it was created on Aug. 17. Wilson was identified during an Aug. 15 press conference as the officer who shot Brown. The teenager was fatally shot on Aug. 9. An update ...

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23 HOURS AGO - TheStreet

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Aug. 21 Premarket Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Thursday, Aug. 21: 1. -- U.S. stock futures rose and European stocks gained early Thursday but Asian sharesaended mixed after aaweak China manufacturing survey. U.S. investors will turn their attention toaFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her speech on Friday at an annual conference of central bankers and ...

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AUG 19, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board So He Can Yell About The L.A. Clippers Full-Time

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, bringing to a close 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, teaching and study. Microsoft published Ballmer's resignation letter on its website Tuesday along with a response ...

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AUG 19, 2014 - TheStreet

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BHP Billiton CEO Eyes Assets Spins

NEW YORK (The Deal) -- BHP Billitona will spin off aluminum, manganese, coal, nickel and silver operations from Australia to South Africa to create a new mining company that could be worth as much as $17 billion. BHP's CEO Andrew Mackenzie confirmed the plan, which was hinted at on Friday, ahead of his company's annual results conference on Tuesday, August ...

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