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Canada's retailers may see slower sales growth this year


  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

A lower Canadian dollar is expected to temper the effects of decreased gas prices and could lead to slower retail sales growth, according to a report from TD Economics. "High household debt, slowing w… Read More

Lenovo revenue up, profit down in Q1


  • (U.K.)

Lenovo posted a 21% rise in revenue, hitting $11.3 billion in the first quarter, although profit dropped 37% in the period on the heels of the acquisitions of Motorola Mobility and IBM's x86 server bu… Read More

CVS will buy Omnicare


  • Bloomberg
  • Reuters

CVS will buy Omnicare for $10.1 billion plus debt in a deal that would help CVS expand its services to the aging U.S. population. Omnicare supplies drugs to health care facilities, including nursing h… Read More