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Pedigree, ‘Annie’ raise $1 million to help dogs

BY Ryan Chavis

NEW YORK – Pedigree and the Broadway musical "Annie" worked together to promote awareness of dog adoption, and the partnership resulted in a $1 million donation to Pedigree Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping dogs find loving homes. A check was presented to the foundation after the matinee performance on Nov. 20.

Since it’s debut in 1977, "Annie" has featured a real-life shelter dog as Annie’s companion Sandy, making the partnership between Pedigree brand and the Tony Award-winning musical even more special. 

"Annie" is now in its final weeks on Broadway and will play its final performance on Sunday, Jan.5, 2014.

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Reports: Texas pharmacy school wins CVS Caremark Partner of the Year distinction

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — A pharmacy school in Texas has been named CVS Caremark Partner of the Year, according to published reports.

The award, which includes a $50,000 check, goes to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s School of Pharmacy, the Amarillo, Texas Globe-News reported.

The award is based on a partnership between the school and CVS that goes back more than 15 years, and the company employs more than 60 graduates from the school across Texas. 

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Sears Holdings denies Sears Canada sell-off rumors

BY Alaric DeArment

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — A report in the New York Post that Sears Holdings is looking to sell its Canadian division is false, the retailer said.

The Post reported that Sears Holdings chairman and CEO Eddie Lampert was talking with investment bankers at the possibility of selling Sears Canada.

"This morning’s report concerning Sears Canada by the New York Post contains false statements regarding Sears Holdings and its intentions for Sears Canada," a statement by the company read. "In particular, it is false to claim that Mr. Lampert, the CEO of Sears Holdings, is in talks with investment bankers about Sears Holdings’ interest in Sears Canada. Similarly, the claim that Mr. Lampert is conducting a ‘beauty contest’ also is false." 

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