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  • *Company to beat Dollar General as top N. America discount chain. July 28- Dollar Tree Inc agreed to buy rival discount chain Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.5 billion to fend off growing competition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and fellow discounter Dollar General Corp..

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 3 percent to $35.65 with 20,239,900 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell. 8 percent to $3.73 with 29,729,900 shares traded.

  • Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers. On Monday, Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser noted that his company and Family Dollar have different business models.

  • NRF cuts retail sales growth forecast for 2014 Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Shoppers at Somerset Collection shopping mall in Troy, Mich.

    Slow growth during the first half of the year caused the National Retail Federation to lower its retail sales forecast for 2014.

  • Help wanted: These 9 retailers need a CEO Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    A list of major retailers are looking to fill vacancies at the top of their C-suites.

  • 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.

  • Overpay? What to do when a store overcharges you Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Shoppers who discover they've overpaid may have more recourse to get a fair price—or better.

  • Stocks end mildly up; second weekly gain for Nasdaq Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 4:27 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks fell on Friday after a report on consumer confidence.

  • Market's oddest investing ideas put to the test Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    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.