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  • 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....

  • Hedgies all-in on stocks; here's how to play it Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Allocations in the industry have turned to their most bullish positions ever, with a net-long exposure of 57 percent.

  • Early movers: GS, AAPL, DG, DISH, HMC & more Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Feb. 20, 2015.

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

  • Wall Street gives Wal-Mart wage hike thumbs down Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Walmart Wal-Mart employee

    Of 14 analyst updates on Wal-Mart since its wage hike announcement, not one was positive.

  • Wal-Mart Wage Raise Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 3:22 PM ET
    Employees assist shoppers at the check out counter of a Walmart store in Los Angeles.

    Wal-Mart raises minimum wage for workers

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Anielle Troyan, a call center worker in New York, shops at discount retailers such as Family Dollar for items like soap and detergent as well as groceries like Kraft macaroni and cheese and small-sized condiments. Customers like Troyan are one reason why Kraft Foods Group Inc reversed course after considering stopping the sale of single-serve...

  • Cramer: How to make money in wild market swings Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    Al Pacino portrays Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant turned kingpin, in a scene from the film "Scarface."

    Jim Cramer thinks this market is like the movie "Scarface." He teaches investors how to make money in a wild market.