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Labor Day Open Stores: Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Trader Joe’s, Best Buy, Safeway, Kroger, Whole Foods, Publix, Home Depot Closed? Hours

Walgreen Co.—which bills itself as “America’s premier pharmacy”— is among many companies considering combining operations with foreign businesses to trim their tax bills. These deals, called inversions, have raised concerns among some U.S. lawmakers over the potential for lost tax revenue. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Walgreen Co.—which bills itself as “America’s premier pharmacy”— is among many companies considering combining operations with foreign businesses to trim their tax bills. These deals, called inversions, have raised concerns among some U.S. lawmakers over the potential for lost tax revenue. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Labor Day is Monday, and while many federal and state offices and services are closed for the day, many retailers are open. Most pharmacies–namely the...




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