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• Walgreen Co. said that its fourth quarter profit was down two percent compared to the same period a year ago, to $436 million from $443 million. Q4 sales were up eight percent to $15.7 billion, on same-store sales that were up 2.4 percent.

Annual profit was $2 billion, down from $2.16 billion last year, on annual sales of $63.34 billion, up from $59.03 billion a year ago.
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