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Casey's details its new store format, future growth plans

ANKENY, Iowa -- Look for larger store footprints and a potential expansion from its current nine-state platform for the 1,450-site Casey's General Stores Inc. The venerable Midwest chain outlined its new store design and elaborated on its near-term growth plans, with Bill Walljasper, senior vice...

Oil spikes $25 a barrel on anxiety over U.S. bailout; August oil product deliveries down

NEW YORK -- Oil prices spiked more than $25 a barrel Monday—the biggest one-day price jump ever—as anxiety over the government's $700 billion bailout plan, a weak dollar and an expiring crude contract ignited a dramatic rally, reported the Associated Press. Light, sweet crude for October delivery...

Fourth time charm for now-powerful c-store chain, which values employees, service

TULSA, Okla. -- The first QuikTrip store was just plain "stupid," according to Chester Cadieux. So were the second and third. The company's decision to begin installing gasoline pumps in 1972: also "stupid." While Cadieux admits to making a lot of "stupid" moves in building the c-store chain, it's...

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