Report: CVS-Aetna deal nearing completion

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(WTNH) — CVS is getting closer to finalizing a deal to buy Aetna.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the deal is worth more than $66 billion and may be announced on Monday.

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The report says it is still possible that the two companies could fail to reach a deal.

Combing with Aetna would help CVS protect its stake in the pharmacy market if Amazon jumps into prescription drugs.

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