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Dec 5- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, on Thursday reported slightly lower-than-expected overall quarterly sales and joined other retailers in taking a cautious stance on the remainder of 2013, sending its shares down 4 percent.
Dec 5- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, on Thursday posted a lower third-quarter profit that matched Wall Street's view, as it continued to appeal to loyal shoppers with competitive prices.
Nov 6- Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday lowered its sales forecast for fiscal 2014, citing price cuts to keep up with competitors, and shares fell 9.5 percent in after-hours trading.
*Senate and House back different levels of cuts in new farm bill. WASHINGTON/ LOS ANGELES, Oct 30- One of every seven Americans will take a hit on Friday when a $5 billion cut in food stamps, the first across-the-board reduction in the history of the decades-old federal program, takes effect.
Oct 30- Shares of Brixmor Property Group Inc, a shopping center company owned by Blackstone Group LP, rose as much as 4 percent in their market debut as investors were drawn to the second-largest U.S. retail real estate company offering. The New York- based company's shares were up 2.5 percent at $20.49.
Cerberus and others are exploring a deal for Safeway, which could potentially shape up to be one of the largest buyouts since the financial crisis.
Oct 17- Supervalu Inc's quarterly profit beat Wall Street estimates as the supermarket operator cut costs after selling a number of its underperforming chains earlier this year. Supervalu shares, which have tripled since the company announced the sale of 900 stores including the Albertsons chain in January, slipped 3 percent on Thursday.
Oct 17- Supervalu Inc' s quarterly profit beat Wall Street estimates as the supermarket operator cut costs after selling more than half of its stores earlier this year. The company's shares rose 6 percent in premarket trading after the company reported net income of $40 million, or 15 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 7.
NEW YORK, Oct 2- Long Island publicist Brian Erni works for a company that would extend health insurance to his wife if he would pay for it. Families across the United States are facing similar situations as many companies plan to trim, eliminate or charge extra for benefits for employees' spouses in 2014, when key parts of healthcare reform take effect.
As supermarkets tighten policies to curtail coupon use, shoppers have to get creative to save on groceries.
Sept 20- Kroger Co said on Friday that David Dillon, the grocery store's chief executive officer for a decade, plans to step down from that job in January and that President and Chief Operating Officer Rodney McMullen will replace him as CEO.
Stocks closed near their lows Thursday after crawling along the flatline for most of the session in lackluster trading, as investors paused after the recent market run-up and ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy-setting meeting.
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**ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP, $4.31, down 7 pct. **BARRICK GOLD CORP, $17.81, down 4.4 pct. *MCEWEN MINING, $2.41, down 8 pct.
Sept 12- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, on Thursday reported a 14 percent jump in second-quarter profit as it capped costs and drove sales higher with programs for loyal shoppers, sending shares up almost 2 percent.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat-to-lower open on Thursday after a week-long rally.
Sept 12- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, on Thursday reported higher second-quarter profit on stronger sales and lower expenses, sending shares up nearly 3 percent in premarket trading.
NEW YORK, Sept 8- U.S. stocks could be in for a jolt of volatility in the week ahead as Congress debates whether to authorize a military strike against Syria and as the Federal Reserve's pivotal decision on winding down its stimulus grows near.