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  • Aug 27- Dollar General Corp, the No.2 U.S. discount retailer by store count, reported quarterly sales that fell slightly below analysts estimates and said it expects same-store sales growth for the year to be at the low-end of its forecast. Dollar General slipped from the No.1 spot after it lost a takeover battle for smaller rival Family Dollar Stores Inc to...

  • Aug 27- Dollar General Corp, the No.2 U.S. discount retailer by store count, reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong demand for candy, snacks and tobacco products. Dollar General had about 12,000 stores as of May 1. Dollar General, which has said that it would speed up store openings this year, on Thursday reiterated the full-year...

  • Dollar General beats 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.— Dollar General Corp. on Thursday reported a boost in second-quarter profit, topping Wall Street expectations on higher sales. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 94 cents per share, while eight analysts surveyed by Zack's expected slightly higher revenue of $5.14 billion.

  • Dollar General sales rise 7.9 pct Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    Aug 27- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a 7.9 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by increased customer traffic in its stores. Net income rose to $282.3 million, or 95 cents per share, in the second quarter ended July 31 from $251.3 million, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier. Sales rose to $5.10 billion from $4.72 billion, while same-store sales...

  • July 2- Dollar Tree Inc was given the go-ahead to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on condition that they sell 330 Family Dollar stores, putting to rest a year-long merger saga. The stores spread across 35 states, which Dollar Tree has offered to sell to private equity firm Sycamore Partners, has to be sold within 150 days after the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Google Inc joined Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday in pulling Confederate flag merchandise from their shopping site, following brick and mortar retailers in reacting to last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp on Monday banned sales of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday announced they were pulling Confederate flag merchandise from their websites, following other retailers reacting to last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp on Monday banned sales of products bearing the...

  • Hot auto sales top Tuesday's watch list Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 9:34 AM ET
    New Ford cars are displayed on the sales lot at Veracom Ford in Burlingame, California.

    May auto sales are expected to be robust when they are reported Tuesday, even as the consumer showed just a so-so willingness to spend in April.

  • Dollar General's earnings better than expected Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Dollar General's earnings better than expected

    Dollar General reports mixed Q1 earnings.

  • Greece must repay four loans totaling 1.6 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund this month, starting with a 300 million euro payment on June 5. The leaders of Germany, France and Greece's international creditors agreed late on Monday to work with "real intensity" as they try to reach a deal that would prevent a default. "Stocks have been trying to break...

  • Futures lower ahead of data, auto sales; Greece eyed Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 8:14 AM ET
    A shopper loads purchases into his vehicle outside a Dollar General Corp. store in Princeton, Illinois.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday as investors awaited some minor data releases ahead of Friday's key jobs report, amid continued concerns about Greece.

  • Dollar General profit beats on lower transport costs Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 8:09 AM ET
    A customer walks into a Dollar General store near Montpelier, Vermont.

    Discount retailer Dollar General reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher prices and lower transportation costs.

  • June 2- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher prices and lower transportation costs. Dollar General's shares rose about 4 percent in light premarket trading. Dollar General's net income rose to $253.2 million, or 84 cents per share, in the quarter ended May 1 from $222.4 million, or 72 cents per...

  • Early movers: MDT, PVH, DG, SHLD, AAPL & more Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Dollar General's quarterly sales rise 8.8 pct Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 7:13 AM ET

    June 2- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported an 8.8 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by higher demand for tobacco and healthcare products and perishable food items. The company's net income rose to $253.2 million, or 84 cents per share, in the first quarter ended May 1 from $222.4 million, or 72 cents per share, a year earlier. Dollar General's...

  • Factory and auto sales data loom on Wall Street Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    A Chrysler Ram 1500 truck goes through the assembly line at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

    U.S. stock index futures declined on Tuesday, ahead of reports on U.S. auto sales and April factory orders.

  • Cramer game plan—Does Humana smoke = Monday fire? Friday, 29 May 2015 | 6:12 PM ET
    The Humana Inc. headquarters office stands in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Jim Cramer reveals his game plan of stocks and market events he is watching next week. Could the Humana rumors turn into a big deal on Monday?

  • June swoon looming? Here's what to watch out for Friday, 29 May 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Markets face a barrage of potential catalysts as the month of June begins, a traditional period of stock market weakness.

  • McDonald's, other stocks hedge funds are buying Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 3:06 PM ET

    One research firm believes it found a way to capture winning plays from the filings of hundreds of hedge funds.

  • Dreiling, who joined Dollar General as CEO in January 2008, has been credited with making the company the top U.S. deep-discount retailer. Dollar General later made a bid for Family Dollar, which had already agreed to be bought by smaller rival Dollar Tree Inc, sparking off a months-long tussle for the No.2 U.S. discount retailer. Family Dollar's shareholders...