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  • Kroger this morning reported that its fiscal first quarter net income rose to $294.3 million, from $262.8 million a year ago. Total sales increased 6.2 percent to $17.95 billion from $16.9 billion last year. Same-store sales at units with gas stations grew 3.8 percent, while same-store sales in units without gas stations grew 2.4 percent.

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