ANKENY, Iowa — Casey’s General Stores here on Thursday confirmed that it has entered discussions with 7-Eleven about a possible acquisition of Casey's by 7-Eleven, following reports to that effect earlier this week. Casey's, which has been the subject of a hostile takeover bid by Circle K parent Alimentation Couche-Tard, said 7-Eleven last week made an unsolicited "preliminary proposal" for a "consensual transaction" in which it would buy Casey's for $40 per share. Couche-Tard had recently ...

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