Walgreen to face calls for bigger stock buyback: report

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Walgreen Co. will be pressured to boost a $3 billion share buyback now that activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC struck a deal for a seat on the drugstore chain’s board, Bloomberg reports. Deerfield-based Walgreen disappointed some investors when it agreed to buy the rest of Alliance Boots but refused to move its headquarters to Europe in an effort to lower its tax burden.

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