Mar 28, 2018

03/28/2018: Why the markets aren’t excited about America’s GDP

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(Markets Edition) We have preliminary figure on the rate at which the economy grew in the last quarter of 2017, and it's one that beat expectations: 2.9 percent. Susan Schmidt, senior vice president at Westwood Holdings Group, joined us to give some context about the number and why the markets aren't jazzed about it. Afterwards, we'll talk about the next phase of Walgreen's business plans following its Rite Aid purchase last fall, and then discuss how rural areas are coping with hospital closures. 

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In the drugstore business, “location, location, location” is all about convenience

Mar 28, 2018
Walgreens may shutter hundreds of Rite Aid stores this spring. The drugstore giant bought more than 1,900 stores from its rival last fall. And Walgreen says it still plans to close about a third of them. So what benefits will the company get from that plan? Click the audio player above to hear the full […]

(Markets Edition) We have preliminary figure on the rate at which the economy grew in the last quarter of 2017, and it’s one that beat expectations: 2.9 percent. Susan Schmidt, senior vice president at Westwood Holdings Group, joined us to give some context about the number and why the markets aren’t jazzed about it. Afterwards, we’ll talk about the next phase of Walgreen’s business plans following its Rite Aid purchase last fall, and then discuss how rural areas are coping with hospital closures. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC