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• The Wall Street Journal reports that “Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is in advanced preparations for an initial public offering of stock in Dollar General Corp.” According to the story, the recession has been kind to Dollar General, and KKR is looking to highlight the discount retailer as a bright spot in its own portfolio of operations.

• In Illinois, the Daily Herald reports that Supervalu-owned Jewel-Osco “has opened its first Physicians Prompt Care Express, a physician-staffed clinic, at one of its stores in South suburban Orland Park. If successful, more such clinics could open and vie for the quick-access medical market now available at competitor Deerfield-based Walgreen Co.”
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