SALT LAKE CITY -- American Stores Co. here posted net earnings gains of 12.5% for the second quarter and 15.4% for the half ended Aug. 3. net earnings climbed 15.4% to $147.4 million from $127.8 million. Operating profit was up 13.5% to $187.7 million from $165.3 million in the quarter and 14.9% to $344.5 million from $299.9 million in the half. Total sales, which include supermarket and drug stores, increased 2.9% to $4.6 billion from $4.5 billion in the quarter and 3.9% to $9.2 billion ...
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