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• The Charlotte Business Journal reports that Publix Super Markets plans to "expand its presence in North Carolina with stores in Asheville and Cary. This will give the Lakeland, Fla.-based grocer five stores in North Carolina, including three in the Charlotte market."

The Cary store is expected to open late next year. The Asheville unit is scheduled to open in 2015.

• The New York Daily News reports that Aldi has opened its first store on Brooklyn, New York, in Sheepshead Bay. The store is about 10,000 square feet, taking up about half of a former Pathmark site.

Reuters reports that CVS Caremark has agreed "to pay a $20 million civil penalty to resolve a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into 2009 comments and staff securities transactions and its accounting for an acquisition."

The company said that the settlement "will be entered on a "no admit or deny" basis, resolving a number of alleged violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including some anti-fraud provisions."
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