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Newly acquired retail gas/c-store concern quickly begins promised growth

HIALEAH, Fla. -- Capital Oil & Gas Inc. said yesterday that it has agreed to acquire/lease three additional full-service gas station/convenience stores in Florida to add to its portfolio. The announcement came a day after Podium Venture Group Inc. said that its board of directors had approved...

Holding company says additional locations already contracted

HIALEAH, Fla. -- Podium Venture Group Inc. announced Wednesday that its board of directors has approved the acquisition of Hialeah, Fla.-based Capital Oil & Gas Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of Podium Venture Group. Capital Oil & Gas operates an undetermined number of retail gas...

Couche-Tard's Bouchard backs grassroots campaign to battle credit-card costs

LAVAL, Quebec -- As Alain Bouchard reported Alimentation Couche-Tard's lackluster fourth quarter this past week, he was his typically positive self, suggesting the company will have little trouble getting beyond the issues raised by record-high gasoline prices, the struggling U.S. economy and even...

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