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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:55 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 heading for record high close US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Music streaming site SoundCloud to start paying artists share of ad revenue

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:14 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Music streaming site SoundCloud to start paying artists share of ad revenue

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:48 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day travel will rise 2 percent over last year United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Music streaming site SoundCloud to start paying artists share of ad revenue

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:47 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Music streaming site SoundCloud to start paying artists share of ad revenue Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing

  • Aug 21- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected a $9 billion buyout offer from Dollar General Corp and issued a sharp rebuke to accusations its CEO favors a smaller bid from Dollar Tree Inc because it would allow him to keep his job.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:19 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Music streaming site SoundCloud to start paying artists share of ad revenue Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:11 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At Noon EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion S&P 500 approaches another record high close; Hewlett-Packard gains on earnings US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:40 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:31 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:15 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:54 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:50 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:44 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:20 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month in latest sign of housing rebound Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:17 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Stocks mostly rise, helped by jobs data; BofA up after reaching deal with Justice Department Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:15 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    US stocks open higher, sending S&P 500 above its record high close; Hormel gains on earnings Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    US stocks open higher, sending S&P 500 above its record high close; Hormel gains on earnings Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month China manufacturing growth weakens in August in sign economic recovery is losing momentum

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:51 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    US stocks open higher, sending S&P 500 above its record high close; Hormel gains on earnings Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month China manufacturing growth weakens in August in sign economic recovery is losing momentum Some Fed officials argue that economy is improving fast enough to signal lower support