There was a little more excitement on Wall Street last week than might have been necessary. The drama started Tuesday when, after the closing bell, Safeway issued a statement about what might be expected when the financial report of its first quarter is issued May 1. Safeway said earnings per share are expected to weigh in at 43 cents to 45 cents. As is suggested by the very fact that a pre-report estimate was made, those results weren't what securities analysts had in mind. Analysts' ...

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