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• The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area reports that Harris Teeter “has joined the ranks of pharmacies offering generic medications at a discount. The Charlotte-based retailer will offer customers a 90-day supply of more than 300 generic prescription drugs for $9.99. Enrollment in the Generic Prescription Savings Club will cost customers $4.95.”

• The Associated Press reports that Safeway spent $500,000 on lobbying the federal government on a variety of issues during the fourth quarter, while Supervalu spent $170,000 on lobbying during the same period.

MediaWeek reports that “popular newsstand magazines like Time Inc.’s People and Bauer Publishing’s In Touch were missing from Wal-Mart stores last week after those publishers, along with American Media Inc., stopped shipping copies to Source Interlink Distribution and Anderson News Co. rather than meet their demands for a 7-cent-per copy distribution fee. Time Inc. said it was working to minimize disruptions in deliveries, but its Sports Illustrated has a lot to lose when its Swimsuit Issue goes on sale Feb. 10.”

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