The $12.7 billion deal will boost the drug store chain's business of providing prescription services to senior-living facilties.
Among S&P 500 sectors, only the materials and financials sectors expect to spend more in 2015 than they did last year.
As companies push into Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa, executives are being pressured into higher risk behaviors, says E&Y.
A strong U.S. dollar and a fall in gasoline prices caused a 0.4% reduction in the producer price index in April.
The wearable technology company has sold 20.5 million devices since 2007 and recorded revenue of $745 million last year.
The fast-food chain is also disposing of a bakery unit and refinancing some debt.
The latest Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey finds U.S. finance executives searching for the best ways to leverage the strengthening economy.
It's about recognizing that customers, not product developers or service providers, are now in control of commerce.
Finance executives want to deploy cash, but they are becoming less inclined to lower their cash cushions.