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KKR potentially interested in Sara Lee: Sources

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is potentially interested in Sara Lee and could possibly partner with an interested party as bidders emerge for the food group, two sources familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. Get the full story »

Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes takes medical leave

By Wailin Wong | Sara Lee Corp. made a surprise announcement Friday that Brenda Barnes, its chairwoman and chief executive, is going on a temporary medical leave effective immediately.

The Downers Grove-based food company declined to provide further information on Barnes’ condition or the expected length of her absence.

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