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  • Fleming Cos. and several of its suppliers have reached a partial settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an investigation of artificially inflated earnings and vendor rebates.

  • Deposed Ahold CEO Cees van der Hoeven reportedly is threatening to sue auditor Pricewaterhouse Coopers over a report suggesting that van der Hoeven’s actions contributed to the multimillion do9llar accounting fraud that has thrown the company into turmoil and resulted in the forced resignations of numerous senior executives, including van der Hoeven.

    The auditor has not yet released the report, which was drafted after it conducted a study in the wake of the revelation of accounting irregularities.

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