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  • Family Dollar's shareholders approved an $8.5 billion cash-and-stock offer from Dollar Tree Inc in January, scuppering a higher hostile offer from larger rival Dollar General Corp.. Antitrust regulators are still reviewing the deal, but the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has identified about 340 stores for Dollar Tree to divest so it can gain approval for...

  • Family Dollar beats 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 8:06 AM ET

    MATTHEWS, N.C.— Family Dollar, which is in the process of being bought by rival Dollar Tree Inc., reported a 16 percent drop in its fiscal second-quarter net income as severe winter weather hurt sales. In January, Family Dollar's shareholders approved Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion takeover bid, despite higher competing offers from Dollar General Corp. On Tuesday,...

  • April 7- Dollar Tree Inc said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has identified about 340 stores to be divested for the $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc to go through. Dollar Tree said it expects all or almost all of the stores to be that of Family Dollar, which operates more than 8,000 stores as of August 30. Family Dollar shareholders approved...

  • April 7- Dollar Tree Inc said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has identified about 340 stores to be divested for the $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc to go through. Dollar Tree said it expects all or almost all of the stores to be that of Family Dollar. Family Dollar shareholders in January approved Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion cash-and-stock...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks traded higher as mixed economic data indicated to some investors that the Fed will not raise interest rates as early as anticipated.

  • 10 retailers bucking the trend and opening stores Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    A Dick's Sporting Goods store in West Nyack, New York

    On the heels of massive store closings, here are the companies that announced the greatest number of new locations in 2014.

  • March 12- Dollar General Stores Inc said on Thursday it plans to accelerate new store rollouts in a bid to bolster its position among U.S. discount retailers after failing to upend a merger agreement between rivals Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. Dollar General also authorized a $1 billion share repurchase plan, and said Chief Financial Officer David Tehle will...

  • Wall Street eyes retail sales, earnings Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly higher open on Thursday, as investors mulled the impact of the strong U.S. dollar and economic data.

  • Dollar General forecasts profit below estimates Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
    A customer walks into a Dollar General store near Montpelier, Vermont.

    Dollar General forecast full-year earnings below analysts' expectations, as the company plans to open more stores.

  • Early movers: SHAK, BOX, DG, HPQ, UTX, LL & more Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:04 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.

  • March 12- Dollar General Stores Inc forecast full-year earnings below analysts' expectations, as the company plans to open more stores ahead of a merger of its rivals Family Dollar Stores Inc and Dollar Tree Inc. Dollar General forecast earnings of about $3.85- $3.95 per share for the year ending January 2016, below the average analyst expectation of $3.99.

  • Dollar fever could dominate trading Thursday Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 7:23 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The greenback could be in focus, as traders watch February's retail sales and weekly jobless claims.

  • Dollar General sales rise 10 pct Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 7:11 AM ET

    March 12- Dollar General Stores Inc reported a 9.9 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by higher sales of tobacco products and food items such as candy and snacks. Net income rose to $355.4 million, or $1.17 per share in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 30, from $322.2 million, or $1.01 per share, a year earlier. Dollar General also authorized a $1 billion share...

  • Dollar fever could continue to dominate trading Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The greenback could be in focus, as traders watch February's retail sales and weekly jobless claims.

  • Here's what could sting stocks in the week ahead Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 6:38 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    With just a few key economic reports due next week, markets could be buffeted more by expectations the Fed could move sooner on interest rates.

  • Power Play: Signs of a breakout in consumer spending Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    A shopper exits a Marshalls store in San Francisco, March 3, 2015.

    Things to watch for a breakout in consumer spending

  • Higher wages to lift spending. What to buy Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Target employees at the checkout registers at a Target store in Torrance, California.

    Pay raises and cheap gasoline make low-end retailers like Wal-Mart and Kohl's better buys than those at the high end, several analysts say.

  • The 5 best ideas on Wall Street this week Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:53 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    CNBC Pro highlights the five best strategy notes that came across our desk on the week.

  • Feb 25- Dollar Tree Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly sales on Wednesday and said it expected to reach an agreement with the U.S. antitrust regulator by early March on store divestitures to get approval for its acquisition of larger rival Family Dollar Stores Inc.. Dollar Tree said it remained confident it would not have to divest more than 300 stores...

  • Feb 25- Dollar Tree Inc's quarterly sales rose about 11 percent, helped by higher demand for party supplies, household products and food during the holiday season. Shares of Dollar Tree, which sells items for $1 or less at its namesake chain, rose 1.2 percent to $78.40 in light premarket trading. Dollar Tree, which will replace Dollar General Corp as the No.1 U.S....