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  • Walgreen Co. announced that net earnings for the fourth quarter were up 18.1 percent to $327.2 million, versus last year's $277.1 million. Sales rose 14.3 percent to $9.4 billion for the fourth quarter.

    For the just completed fiscal year, net earnings increased 15.7 percent to $1.360 billion, compared to last year's $1.176 billion. Sales rose 15.4 percent to $37.5 billion for the year.

    Same-store sales were up 9.7 percent for the quarter and up 10.9 percent for the year.

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