News Roundup: The Walgreens Inversion That Wasn’t

When the news leaked that Walgreens would not seek a controversial tax inversion, media outlets jumped to cover this latest twist in the inversion summer saga. The next morning, the company confirmed it will not move to Europe as part of its planned takeover of Alliance Boots. Since then, the press has spent a lot of ink dissecting the inversion that wasn’t.

The wave of news coverage is a lot to keep tabs on, which is why we’ve compiled some of the best stories about Walgreens’ decision not to decamp below.

Walgreens Shuns Inversion In £5bn Boots Deal
MARK KLEINMAN, Sky News | August 5th, 2014

Activists applaud Walgreen decision
MEGAN CREPAU, Red Eye Chicago | August 5th, 2014

Reports: Walgreens won’t tap lucrative tax loophole
AAMER MADHANI, USA Today | August 5th, 2014

Double Punch for ‘Inversion’ Deals
DAMIAN PALETTA & DANA MATTIOLI, Wall Street Journal | August 5th, 2014

Walgreen CEO: Leaving U.S. wasn’t in best interest of shareholders
PETER FROST, Chicago Tribune | August 6th, 2014

From the horse’s mouth — why Walgreen didn’t invert
STEVE GOLDSTEIN, Market Watch | August 6th, 2014

Walgreens stock smacked after tax inversion out
KIM HJELMGAARD & KEVIN MCCOY, USA Today | August 6th, 201

Walgreens HQ to stay in U.S., rules out move to avoid corporate taxes [VIDEO]
MELODY HOBSON, CBS This Morning| August 7th, 2014

How Americans Scared Walgreens Out Of A $4 Billion Tax Dodge
ALEXANDER KAUFMAN, Huffington Post | August 7th, 2014

US groups ponder the great tax escape
BARNEY JOPSON, Financial Times | August 8th, 2014

Walgreens Boots Alliance to feel heat, Bern or no
PHIL ROSENTHAL, Chicago Tribune | August 10th, 2014

What impact did social media have on Walgreen’s decision to keep US headquarters?
COLEI CARR, The Pharmaceutical Journal | August 11th, 2014

If Congress won’t, Obama may have to address inversion
KATRINA VANDEN HUEVEL, Washington Post | August 12th, 2014