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Supervalu shares leap amid buyout buzz

Shares of Minnesota-based Supervalu jumped 38 percent on Monday after an analyst upgraded the stock due to the possibility that the grocery store chain might be bought out, the Star Tribune reports.
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Shares of Minnesota-based Supervalu jumped 38 percent on Monday after an analyst upgraded the stock due to the possibility that the grocery store chain might be bought out, the Star Tribune reports.

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