Stories by Tom Murphy

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

FedEx misses Street 2Q forecasts, but profit jumps 23 pct

FedEx 2Q profit jumps 23 percent, but performance misses expectations.
By Tom Murphy

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Home Depot faces dozens of breach-related lawsuits

Retailer Home Depot faces dozens of lawsuits over data breach that hit debit and credit cards.
By Tom Murphy

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Businesses with name 'Isis' fight bad brand image

Aeran Brent is tired of visitors asking about her store’s name. Unfortunately, that’s life for a small business owner whose shop — Isis Bridal and Formal — shares a name with ISIS, the ...
By Tom Murphy

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

The nation's biggest drugstores and other retailers are grabbing larger chunks of the immunization market, giving customers more convenient options outside the doctor's office.
By Tom Murphy

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival

Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.
By Tom Murphy

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.
By Tom Murphy

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Walgreen won't pursue overseas tax relief

Walgreen, the nation's biggest drugstore chain, said Wednesday that it would no longer consider a so-called inversion, which has become popular among large, multi-national health care companies ...
By Tom Murphy

Monday, July 14, 2014

Overseas deals trim tax bills

A growing number of U.S. companies are looking to trim their tax bills by combining operations with foreign businesses,a trend that may cost the government billions in revenue.
By Tom Murphy

Friday, March 14, 2014

Deadline for health care overhaul is coming

Uninsured Americans face an important deadline at the end of this month, and many don't realize it.
By Tom Murphy

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

What to know about Medicare cuts

Health insurers say federal funding cuts to privately run versions of Medicare will force them to whack plan benefits and increase premiums.
By Tom Murphy

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013

Tips for buying insurance without subsidy help

The enrollment period for the nation's new health insurance system started Oct. 1. Here are some shopping tips to consider if you make too much to land a helping hand from the overhaul with next ...
By Tom Murphy

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Employers cut back on spousal coverage

Your company might be having second thoughts about the health insurance it offers to your spouse.
By Tom Murphy

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013

Health insurance costs outpace wage gains

Workers saw a modest rise in the average cost of employer-sponsored health insurance this year, but they're probably not overwhelmed with relief.
By Tom Murphy

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Eli Lilly reports lower profits

Eli Lilly, parent company to Elanco in Augusta, reported profits of $923 million.
By Tom Murphy
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