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Walgreen Sales Dip After Express Scripts Contract Ends

Drugstore chain Walgreen (NYSE: WAG) saw a steeper-than-expected decline in February drug volume, the second month it hasn't filled prescriptions for customers in the Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) network.

The No. 1 drug chain said total February sales climbed 1.5% to $5.86 billion, including this year's extra day.

General merchandise sales at stores open at least a year climbed 2%, despite a slight decrease in traffic. But same-store prescriptions sales fell....

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