Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday Morning One Liners...

Friday

Local Kroger stores remain open after employees from a dozen stores in the Ohio Valley voted down a tentative contract on Sunday. Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23 also approved a strike authorization, but won’t be hitting the picket line just yet.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s hard-fought battle to turn Chicago into a beachhead for urban expansion across the country has come to a quiet end, at least for the foreseeable future, as big-city politics held sway over low prices.

Supermarket News also covered Wal-Mart's Chicago Retreat...

Wal-Mart Canada on Thursday said it will continue a national rollout of its supercenters in Canada this year, planning to build more than a dozen new stores by the end of its fiscal year in January.
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Six weeks after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority selected Tishman Speyer Properties to build a vast complex of office towers, apartment buildings and parks over the railyards on the West Side of Manhattan, the deal has fallen apart.

Congress yesterday announced that it has finalized a new version of the 2007 Farm Bill, which will increase support for federal nutrition programs such as food stamps, as well as for conservation and renewable energy programs.
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A 3% rise in comparable-store sales — including the best quarter at Pathmark in more than three years — helped lift fourth-quarter sales at A&P here to $2.2 billion but expenses in integrating the newly acquired Pathmark stores accelerated net losses to $61.5 million.

A new Quinnipiac poll says NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is at the head of the pack to succeed Michael Bloomberg as New York City's next mayor.

Hillary Clinton send a "personal" letter to Barack Obama about the Florida and Michigan delegates.

The 23 NY members of the House of Representatives, all superdelegates, are not advising Hillary Clinton to drop out of the race.

And another Clinton Superdelegate defected to Obama...

Fossella

The editorial board of The Staten Island Advance, a hugely influential paper in Vito Fossella’s district, wants him to resign.

One of Vito Fossella’s Democratic challengers, Steve Harrison, just released a public statement saying that if Fossella runs for reelection, “The people will decide in November if his recent behavior and revelations should disqualify him from continuing in office.”

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