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  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Airlines today are juggling terror warnings in Britain, the Ebola outbreak in Africa and an Icelandic volcano erupting and threatening to close down European airspace.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St ends mixed, energy shares fall Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    *Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid. *Digital Ally shares extend rally. The S&P energy index fell 1.3 percent as the prospect of slowing demand for oil in China and Europe and concerns about an oversupply of oil brought Brent crude oil futures to their lowest price since May 31, 2013.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls as energy shares decline Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    *Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid. *Digital Ally shares extend rally. Noble Corp was the biggest loser among the S&P energy names, falling 3.3 percent, while Ensco PLC fell 3.1 percent.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1500 GMT / 11:00 a.m. ET Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostile. Dollar General Corp raises its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $9.1 billion, and warns it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer is rejected.

  • *Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid. *Markit factory activity expands in August. Financial data firm Markit said its final U.S.

  • *Compuware climbs in premarket; near deal to sell itself. *Exelixis tumbles after cancer drug fails study; to cut jobs. *Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid.

  • Sept 2- Dollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.

  • *Compuware climbs in premarket; near deal to sell itself. *Exelixis tumbles after cancer drug fails study; to cut jobs. *Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid.

  • Sept 2- Dollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc by 2 percent to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.

  • Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.— Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target.

  • Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Sept 2- Dollar General Corp, the No.1 U.S. deep discount retailer, said it raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, from $78.50 per share. Dollar General said last week it remained committed to acquiring Family Dollar, after the target rejected the previous offer, saying the deal could run foul of competition law.

  • According to sources, Dollar General is raising its bid for Family Dollar to $80 per share, with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • Corporate America's tough take on the consumer Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    To look at some of the recent economic data, one would think the consumer is in great shape. But corporate America has another opinion.

  • Abercrombie, Williams-Sonoma are big market movers Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Abercrombie& Fitch Co., down $2.13 to $41.87. Guess Inc., down $2.26 to $23.38.

  • S&P 500 halts three-day win streak to end below 2,000 Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:08 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks fell on Thursday, pulling the S&P 500 below 2,000, as concerns about Ukraine overtook upbeat reports on the economy and labor.

  • Chief Executive Rick Dreiling said Dollar General would not relinquish its pursuit of Family Dollar Stores Inc, even though the No. 1 U.S. deep-discount retailer's bid was rejected in favor of a smaller offer from Dollar Tree Inc.. Dollar General's shares rose 1.8 percent, Family Dollar's were marginally higher and Dollar Tree's were up 1 percent.

  • Aug 28- Dollar General Corp said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar Stores Inc, pointing to a prolonged battle for dominance of the deep discount retail sector in the United States.

  • Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Dollar General Corp. said it still wants to buy rival Family Dollar, even though its nearly $9 billion offer was rejected by the discount retailer last week. Last week, Family Dollar rejected Dollar General's $8.95 billion offer in favor of a slightly smaller one from rival Dollar Tree Inc. for about $8.5 billion.

  • US stock futures cut losses after claims, GDP data Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    Stock futures reduced their drop Thursday, after the second estimate for second-quarter economic growth came in better than expected.

  • Dollar General meets Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.— Dollar General Corp. on Thursday reported earnings of $251.3 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 83 cents per share. Dollar General released its full-year outlook, with annual earnings per share expected to be in the range of $3.45 to $3.55.