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Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 308
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Business Headlines for  Wednesday, November 03, 1999

Kroger to buy 74 stores from Winn-Dixie
        The Kroger Co. has agreed to acquire 69 Winn-Dixie stores in Texas and five in Oklahoma, a strategy to reduce costs and significantly enhance the chain's penetration in one of its key markets.

Welch to exit GE very carefully
        STAMFORD, Conn. — In preparing for his retirement in 2001, General Electric Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Jack Welch is displaying the same careful, forward-thinking management style that led Fortune magazine to name him “Manager of the Century.”

INDUSTRY NOTES: RETAIL
        After seven months of rebuilding what a few minutes of a suburban-bound tornado undid, T.J. Maxx at Harper's Station is to reopen Nov. 14, along with a new HomeGoods store.

TRISTATE MARKET SPOTLIGHT
        Duramed Pharmaceuticals gained 75 cents, or 9.2 percent, to close Tuesday at $8.871/2.

TRISTATE SUMMARY
        Interlott Technologies Inc., the Blue Ash manufacturer of instant lottery machines, reported lower earnings but a 32 percent increase in lease revenues for the third quarter.

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