- Following CVS' announcement that it will go smoke-free, health-conscious consumers want Walgreens to follow.
- Baxter International admitted to expense violations at a joint venture in China.
- Mexico’s Finance Secretariat says the country attracted 40% of last year’s FDI in the first quarter of 2013 alone.
- Baxter Intl. is buying Gambro to meet the growing need for dialysis among the world's expanding middle class, whose members enjoy a relatively richer diet but also a higher risk of kidney ailments.
- A sudden gust of strong wind that toppled a concert stage at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday, killing five and injuring at least 45, has been called a "fluke" by the state government even as the victims were identified.
Rite Aid posts $2.3 bln loss in Q4 on charges; Guides FY10 in line with estimates; March same store sales decline 0.7% - UpdateRetail drugstore chain operator Rite Aid Corp. Thursday morning reported a wider year-over-year loss of $2.3 billion for the fourth quarter, hurt by impairment charges and deferred tax asset write downs. The quarter's loss per share was three cents wider than analysts' expectations. The company also provided earnings and revenue outlook for fiscal 2010, forecast in line with estimates.