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The sign above a Walgreens entrance. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)

Walgreen moves health coverage to private exchange

Walgreen Co. is joining a growing push from big businesses to shift more responsibility for finding insurance onto their employees as health care costs continue to climb. The nation’s largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that […]


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Stocks tied to the consumer are hot. Maybe too hot

NEW YORK (AP) — The great engine of global growth, the American consumer, is starting to sputter. Retail sales are falling, consumer confidence is sagging and financial analysts are cutting profit forecasts for clothing chains, department stores and restaurants.


Health changes spur test of more part-time workers

NEW YORK (AP) – The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting the impact of looming health coverage requirements. Darden Restaurants […]


Olive Garden and other restaurant workers sue company

MIAMI (AP) – Servers at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and other eateries are suing the restaurants’ parent company, claiming they were cheated out of overtime pay and not allowed to clock-in until customers arrived. The […]



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