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  • April 10- Family Dollar Stores Inc, seeking to reverse declining sales and profit, said on Thursday it is slashing prices to win shoppers, cutting jobs, and shutting hundreds of stores. Family Dollar Chief Executive Howard Levine, on a call with investors, pointed to "a more financially constrained consumer," echoing recent comments from rivals.

  • Family Dollar to close stores as shoppers pinched Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    Family Dollar said Thursday that will cut jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. Family Dollar has stumbled even more than its rivals because it has made mistakes in pricing, merchandising and the locations of its stores, analysts say.

  • BOSTON, March 16- Bargain store chains are flooding into North American malls and shopping centers like never before, upstaging old mainstays like J.C. Penney and Sears that are reeling from the one-two punch of an ailing economy and competition from online stores.

  • March 13- Retailer Dollar General Corp reported lower-than-expected sales for the holiday quarter on Thursday, blaming weak consumer confidence among its low-income shoppers, cold weather and aggressive competition.

  • *Latest China data points to slowing economy. *Ukraine tensions continue, Merkel warns Russia. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday as earlier gains spurred by better-than-expected data on retail sales and the labor market were offset by worries over Ukraine and the health of China's economy.

  • *Latest China data points to slowing economy. *Ukraine tensions continue, Merkel warns Russia. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second day of gains, following better-than-expected data on retail sales and the labor market, though worries about Ukraine and the health of China's economy curbed the advance.

  • U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday.

  • Dollar General follows Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp, Kohl's Corp and other retailers catering to lower-income shoppers in reporting weaker-than-expected sales for what analysts have called a particularly competitive holiday season.

  • Early movers: DG, GE, CMCSA, JBLU & more Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

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

  • Dollar General holiday-quarter sales miss estimates Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    March 13- Retailer Dollar General Corp on Thursday posted lower-than-expected sales for the holiday quarter, blaming cold weather, tough competition and low consumer confidence. Sales in the fourth quarter ended on Jan. 31 rose 6.8 percent to $4.49 billion.

  • Traders wait to see if sales shook off winter chill Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 9:23 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Economists expect to see an increase of 0.2 percent when February retail sales are reported on Thursday, better than January's 0.4 percent decline.

  • Will forthcoming earnings and events confirm that the economy is, indeed, growing as the jobs report suggests?

  • NEW YORK, March 7- Friday's stronger-than-expected payrolls report did more than ease concerns about U.S. economic fundamentals- it also seemed to justify Wall Street's record levels, suggesting the market's uptrend could continue.

  • Online shopping satisfaction hits 12-year low Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    Customer satisfaction with online shopping slipped 4.9 percent to a benchmark of 78, the lowest score since 2001.

  • LONDON, Feb 18- Poundland, Europe's largest single-price discount retailer, plans a 750 million pound flotation on the London Stock Exchange, cashing in on the recession-proof allure of goods that sell for just one pound.

  • Feb 5- CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first national drugstore chain in the United States to take cigarettes off the shelves.

  • Cramer: Why CVS' tobacco move hurts shareholders Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he thinks CVS' move to end tobacco sales could only work in a fantasy world.

  • Feb 5- CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first national drugstore chain in the United States to take cigarettes off the shelf. "I think it will put pressure on other retailers who want to be in healthcare," said CVS Caremark Chief Medical Officer Dr.

  • Feb 5- CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first U.S. drugstore chain to take cigarettes off the shelf. "I think it will put pressure on other retailers who want to be in healthcare," said CVS Caremark Chief Medical Officer Dr.

  • Jan 9- Family Dollar Stores Inc reported weaker-than-expected quarterly results and cut its fiscal-year outlook after it was forced to discount more than it had originally planned to win shoppers in the holiday season.

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