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  • July 10- Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc, under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to sell itself, said its profit fell by a third as the company cleared inventory ahead of planned store closures and competition intensified.

  • UPDATE 1-Family Dollar profit falls by a third Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    July 10- Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc, under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to sell itself, said its profit fell by a third as the company cleared inventory ahead of store closures and competition intensified.

  • BENTONVILLE, Arkansas July 7- U.S. employers may be hiring again, but the job market recovery is not giving ordinary consumers enough confidence to increase their spending, a top Wal-Mart executive said on Monday.

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    A Nashville ETF and robotics ETF are on a growing list of oddball market bets. We put them to the test: Do they hold up as investments?

  • June 27- Dollar General Corp said CEO Rick Dreiling will retire next year, throwing into doubt a proposal by Carl Icahn to merge the discount retailer with Family Dollar Stores Inc.. Dollar General's shares fell as much as 8 percent and Family Dollar's as much as 4 percent in morning trading on Friday.

  • Midday movers: Dollar General, DuPont, Nike & More Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 12:01 PM ET
    NYSE EuroNext flag hangs outside the NYSE.

    Some of Friday's midday movers:

  • *Nike rallies after results; DuPont drops as outlook cut. Nike Inc rose 1.6 percent to $78.15 a day after its fourth-quarter earnings beat expectations. However, those gains were offset on the Dow index as DuPont, a fellow component, cut its full-year operating profit outlook, sending shares down 4.3 percent to $64.81.

  • June 27- Dollar General Corp said Chief Executive Rick Dreiling would retire next year after about seven years at the helm, sending the discount retailer's shares down 7 percent.

  • *Nike rallies after results; DuPont cuts outlook, shares fall. Nike Inc rose 1.9 percent to $78.34 a day after fourth-quarter earnings beat expectations. However, those gains were offset on the Dow as DuPont, a fellow component, cut its full-year operating profit outlook, sending shares down 2.9 percent to $65.73.

  • Dollar General CEO announces retirement     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    Dollar General's Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling announced he will retire in 2015. The "Squawk on the Street" crew, discuss available executive jobs in the retail industry.

  • Dollar General CEO Rick Dreiling plans to retire Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    June 27- Dollar General Corp said Chief Executive Rick Dreiling would retire effective May 30, 2015 or upon the appointment of a successor. Dreiling, 60, has served as the discount retailer's CEO since January 2008.

  • Early movers: DRI, ORCL, BAC, TWTR, S, SHPG & more Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:36 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • June 19- Activist investor Carl Icahn asked struggling retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc to put itself up for sale immediately, threatening a proxy war to replace the company's entire board if a sale process was not started.

  • Icahn threatens proxy war if Family Dollar is not sold Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 4:10 PM ET
    A Family Dollar Stores store location in Mansfield, Texas.

    Activist investor Carl Icahn said in a letter to firm CEO Howard Levine that "it is imperative that Family Dollar be put up for sale immediately."

  • Cramer: Aggressive M&A signals undervalued shares Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    After a string of mergers, Cramer thinks investors may be looking at significantly higher valuations in parts of the market.

  • *Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks were nearly flat on Monday after the Dow and S&P 500 hit intraday record highs again on more deal news, while Wall Street's fear gauge rebounded.

  • Why Carl Icahn has Family Dollar in his crosshairs Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:56 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Photos taken by retail analyst Brian Sozzi show why Carl Icahn is targeting Family Dollar. The situation there is only getting worse.

  • *Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday, pushing the Dow and S&P 500 to intraday record highs again after a series of deals, though Wall Street's fear gauge also bounced back. Merck& Co said it has agreed to buy Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc in a deal valued at about $3.85 billion.

  • Icahn reported on Friday a 9.39 percent stake in Family Dollar and said he was considering to push the $6.89 billion company for a merger with rival Dollar General Corp.. Family Dollar's shares rose as much as 16 percent to $70.30 on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, while Dollar General's shares rose as much as 14 percent to $65.97.

  • Family Dollar adopts poison pill after Icahn stake Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    Shoppers exit a Family Dollar store in Belleville, New Jersey.

    Family Dollar adopted a one-year poison pill with a trigger of 10 percent, two days after Carl Icahn reported a stake in the company.