Wal-Mart Mulls Bid for Safeway

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Wal-Mart Stores (WMT ) reportedly says it is considering bidding $4.8 billion in cash for British supermarket chain Safeway Plc. Britain's second-largest supermarket chain, J. Sainsbury PLC, also says it's getting ready to launch a 3 billion-plus pounds bid for Safeway. Last week, William Morrisons Supermarkets PLC bid 2.5 billion pounds for Safeway. (1/14)

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