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Wednesday, June 7, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 159
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UNILEVER BUYS OUT BESTFOODS
Bestfoods, the maker of Skippy peanut butter and Hellmann's mayonnaise, agreed Tuesday to be bought by European conglomerate Unilever for $20.3 billion, creating the largest food company in the world.

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Business Headlines for  Wednesday, June 07, 2000

Incentives pay dividends
        Ever wonder what $3.6 million in incentives will get you? How about 59,000 square feet, six stories, more than 600 free parking spaces and 1,000 Delta Air Lines employees staying downtown.

Frisch's to buy back stocks
        Directors of Frisch's Restaurants Inc. approved the repurchase of 300,000 shares of the company's common stock Tuesday, adding to a 700,000-stock buyback initiated in 1998.

LCA-Vision to buy back some stock
        LCA-Vision Inc., a Kenwood-based corrective laser eye surgery company that has been stung by competition in recent weeks, said Tuesday that it will repurchase up to 5 million shares, or about 10 percent of its common stock, on the open market.

Industry notes: Retail
        The popularity of shabby chic has made some entrepreneurs wealthy, but it also is helping one of the nation's leading nonprofit groups raise money.

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