Rite Aid Stock Just Had Its Best Gain In 20 Months As Walgreens Deadline Nears

Shares of Rite-Aid (RAD) surged 12% on Monday, clocking their biggest jump since October 2015, when the drugstore chain's now-troubled merger with Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) was first announced.

The reasons for the gains were unclear. They come amid questions over whether that merger will go through, and speculation over whether Amazon (AMZN) might jump into the pharmacy business and, potentially, try to acquire Rite Aid if the deal collapses.

The speculation follows Amazon's...

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