Family Dollar Stores said on Thursday its board unanimously rejected Dollar General's buyout offer due to antitrust considerations.
The long-anticipated settlement is expected to consist of a penalty of $9.6 billion and a package of consumer-relief measures valued at $7 billion.
New U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions.
Dollar Tree reported a 2.6 percent fall in quarterly profit as costs increased.
"It's definitely politics. It has nothing to do with justice or restitution to the innocent victims," former Wells Fargo chief Dick Kovacevich says.
Consumer Reports warned that pregnant women should avoid fresh fish with the highest mercury, including canned tuna.
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Fed interest rate hikes may not be as far off as investors believe, Kansas City Fed President Esther George told CNBC.
Leaders are expected to agree that top banks must issue special bonds to increase the amount of capital which can be tapped in a crisis.
How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much.
The Federal Reserve has too much influence on capital markets and is seen as behind the curve when it comes to rates, according to a new survey.
Fund managers may face tougher scrutiny by regulators than planned after their lobbying against a first proposal backfired, sources said.
More than 600 people traveled to Switzerland to die between 2008 and 2012, and the numbers doubled over those years, researchers reported.
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Bank of America agreed to pay $16.65 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that it sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.
The price of Brent crude hit a 14-month low on Thursday, but market analysts now believe that oil could find a floor and expect prices to stabilize.
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Following Robert Shiller's warning on markets, a fellow Nobel winner has said regulation is curbing already "stunningly sluggish" US growth.
Three of the biggest bitcoin exchanges in China teamed up on Thursday to release a joint letter addressed to New York regulators.
Germany broke with post-war tradition on Wednesday and agreed to supply weapons to Iraq to combat Islamist militants, the FT reports.