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Business News Archive - October 25, 2005

By The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Oct. 25--Kroger Co.'s rumored plan to purchase Albertson's Inc. -- combining the nation's two largest grocery chains -- could create a chain large enough to compete and beat industry nemesis Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'