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Lowe's Incentive Program May Boost Its Market Share

As the competition between home improvement heavyweights Lowe's and Home Depot intensifies, customer service is emerging as one of the key features on which they will need to innovate. Lowe's latest attempt is a new incentive program for customers paying with the store's credit card.

Ralcorp Buys American Italian Pasta

American Italian Pasta (AIPC) shares surged more than 26% Monday morning after snack products company Ralcorp Holdings (RAH) agreed to buy it at $53 per share in cash -- a 27% premium to Friday's close. This comes to a total value of about $1.2 billion.

Safeway's private label goes public

Safeway (NYSE: SWY) is out to prove that the term "private label" is up for a revised, new and improved, economy edition. The chain yesterday...