NEW YORK — Shares of Minneapolis-based Supervalu jumped amid speculation the company might be an acquisition target, but some analysts questioned whether or not the deal talk was based on any actual interest in buying the company. The possibility that the rumors were based on fact was enhanced by some reports that included a specific buyout price and mentioned a specific private-equity firm that had interest, but analysts still said the timing seemed wrong for such as deal, especially given ...

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