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ANALYSTS believe that despite the cash freed up by the recent tax bill, companies will still borrow money to execute mergers and acquisitions. / BLOOMBERG

Big M&A deals seen keeping corporate borrowing spree alive

NEW YORK - Get ready for what could be another record year for corporate borrowing.The U.S. tax overhaul is freeing up cash for companies and...
WALGREENS IS REPORTEDLY in talks to take over AmerisourceBergen Corp. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Amazon threat looms as Walgreens surveys health care landscape

NEW YORK - The remaking of the U.S. health care industry is gaining speed, and some of the industry’s biggest players are racing to make...
CVS HEALTH CORP. reported a $6.6 billion profit for 2017. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO.CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS’ 2017 profit jumps on tax cut boon

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. on Thursday reported a $6.6 billion profit for 2017, an increase of 24.5 percent from the prior year's $5.3...
CVS HEALTH CORP. intends to keep Aetna Inc. headquarters in Hartford, Conn. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS plans to keep Aetna HQ in Hartford

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. does not plan to relocate Aetna Inc.’s headquarters out of Hartford, Conn., according to a CVS spokeswoman Friday.Aetna had...
BOTH CVS HEALTH CORP. AND AETNA INC. were talking to other potential partners during early discussions that led to their $68 billion merger. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO /MICHAEL NAGLE

Aetna and CVS were talking to others during takeover process

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. were both talking to other potential partners during early discussions that led to their $68 billion...

CVS’s megadeal to change U.S. health care faces stiff challenges

NEW YORK - Walking the aisles of a CVS drugstore, there are piled paper towels, stacked cereal boxes, and neat lines of nail polish....

CVS-Aetna success depends on ambition

The idea of the place that sells you toothpaste also managing your health insurance may feel odd. But that’s set to be a new...
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP will buy DaVita Inc.’s physician network business for $4.9 billion. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

UnitedHealth buys DaVita’s physician practices for $4.9B

NEW YORK - UnitedHealth Group Inc. will buy DaVita Inc.’s physician network business for $4.9 billion, adding hundreds of medical clinics to the biggest...
CVS AND AETNA agreed upon a $2.1 billion termination fee if the companies' merger fails to come to fruition. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS’s Aetna takeover comes with $2.1B termination fee

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. could owe Aetna Inc. $2.1 billion if the drugstore chain’s acquisition of the health insurer fails, according to a...
CVS HEALTH CORP. has proposed a $69 billion buy-out of Aetna Inc. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS-Aetna merger will aim to draw customers on cost, convenience

WOONSOCKET — The proposed $69 billion CVS Health – Aetna merger concentrates significant market power, allowing the pharmacy business to drive the insurance business’s...
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