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Walgreens is surging on a report that KKR formally approached the company to talk about taking it private

While it is unclear if the talks will lead to a deal, taking Walgreens private could be the largest-ever leveraged buyout.
Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina.

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Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina.

Walgreens is reportedly considering taking itself private and the stock is surging

The $57 billion retail pharmacy giant's stock jumped 6% on Tuesday on the news, reported by Bloomberg and Reuters.

Major pharmacy retailers pull heartburn medication Zantac from shelves after FDA detects carcinogens in samples of drug

Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid pulled the heartburn medication from shelves after the FDA found low levels of a cancer-causing chemical in samples.
Kroger is also banning open carry of firearms in its stores.

8 major retailers including Walmart, CVS, and Aldi are banning open carry of firearms in stores in the wake of deadly shootings

From CVS to Wegmans, here are the six stores that have followed Walmart to in banning the open carry of firearms in their stores.

16 products to buy at Walgreens — and 15 more you should buy somewhere else

There are a handful of items at Walgreens, like diapers, soda, and cleaning wipes, that you should probably pick up somewhere else.

In retail’s battle over firearms, Walgreens is following Walmart’s lead and barring customers from openly carrying guns

Walgreens isn't the only major retailer to take action as the gun control debate rages on in the United States. Kroger has also banned open carry.

15 mind-blowing facts about Walgreens

A Walgreens spokesperson told Business Insider that six million customers visit its locations every single day.
A sign rests on a counter at a Walgreens pharmacy store in Austin, Texas.

Walgreens is closing 200 stores in the US

In an SEC filing on Tuesday, Walgreens announced it would close 200 stores in the US, though it did not specify which locations would close.