PLEASANTON, Calif. — Steve Burd (right), chairman and chief executive officer of Safeway here, has sent a letter of apology to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for a joke the chain's general counsel made at last week's annual meeting, according to published reports. The letter from Burd was in addition to a letter reportedly sent to both women by Robert Gordon, who made the joke. Related story: Safeway Battles Image on Two ...

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