The Walgreens-Rite Aid Combination: Act 2
—F. Scott Fitzgerald, “My Lost City” (1932)
I’m unsure which tired metaphor — “more than one way to skin a cat,” “half a loaf is better than none,” or “one door closes and another opens” — best fits the recent blowup and recasting of the proposed Walgreens-Rite Aid merger as a partial acquisition, but together they capture the essence of...
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