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Report: Former Rite Aid vice chairman released from prison

BY Allison Cerra

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Franklin Brown, the former vice chairman at Rite Aid, was freed from jail on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

Brown, who was initially sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking part in a $1.6 billion accounting scandal, was released following a resentencing hearing. He served six years of his sentence. An appeals court overturned Brown’s sentence in May, AP said.

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CVS, retailers promoting flu shot availability sooner than later

BY Michael Johnsen

LEBANON, Pa. — This CVS location in central Pennsylvania already has started touting the convenience and affordability in relation to its flu vaccination services. And they’re not alone. Now that immunizing pharmacists can administer inoculations in all 50 states, the flu shot season represents a prime opportunity to raise awareness around other vaccines, including back-to-school vaccines and travel vaccines.

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Target unwraps new beauty exclusives for fall 2011

BY Antoinette Alexander

MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced new beauty exclusives that are hitting shelves for fall 2011.

Hair accessories brand Goody is bringing exclusively to Target in October its fall Regency collection, which features 32 pieces, including headbands, hairpins, clips and elastics. Prices range from $2.19 to $8.99.

Highlights of new offerings include:

  • Ruched Flower Salon Clips ($5.99)

  • Infinity Beaded Head Wrap ($6.99)

  • Metal Flower Salon Clip ($6.99)

  • Flower Fashion Comb ($6.99)

For nails, there’s the new Nicole by OPI Target-exclusive collection that launched in July, featuring shades that bring a burst of color and feel-good energy. Price: $6.99 each.

New offerings include:

  • Green Up Your Act! ($6.99)

  • Sounds Grape to Me ($6.99)

  • It’s Not Me, It’s Blue ($6.99)

  • I Love You Cherry Much ($6.99)

Procter & Gamble’s Olay skin care brand is offering, exclusive to Target, the new Olay Night Time Regimen Kit. The kit includes Microsculpting Serum and Microsculpting Cream. The price is $40.59.

Skin care brand RoC is offering, exclusive to Target, the new Multi Correxion Night Renewal System priced at $29.99.

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