9. -- Kroger ( KR), the U.S. grocery chain, is forecast by Wall Street to post on Thursday first-quarter profit of 88 cents a share. 10. -- SandRidge Energy ( SD) founder and CEO Tom Ward was dismissed after an investigation over a controversial deal but will receive a severance payment of more than $90 million in cash and stock. -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.