Rochester, N.Y.

In a settlement agreement with the U.S. Labor Department, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to improve safety conditions for employees who use trash compactors and cleaning chemicals at 2,857 Walmart and Sam's Club stores in 28 states. The retailer will also pay a $190,000 fine to fix hazards uncovered during an Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection at a store in Rochester, N.Y.

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. and Walgreens have settled a lawsuit filed by Walgreens in November 2010, in which the Deerfield, Ill.-based drug store operator alleged that some Wegmans logos infringed Walgreens trademarks. Under the terms of the settlement, which was reached early last month, Wegmans agreed to discontinue the use of the “circle W” symbol on store-brand product packaging by June 30, 2012, but retained the right to freely use the name “Wegmans” in script, as well as its other marks. The Rochester, N.Y.-based grocer didn’t admit liability as part of the settlement. “The cost of making relatively minor

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