Family Dollar wouldn't have been acquired without his prodding, activist investor Carl Icahn says.
Icahn Enterprises Chairman Carl Icahn, discusses the bidding war for Family Dollar, and Chief Executive Howard Levine's handling of the takeover bids. "This wasn't going to happen at this company if we hadn't appeared," he says.
Dollar General made a competing bid for Family Dollar on Monday trumping the offer by Dollar Tree. Icahn Enterprises Chairman Carl Icahn, says he had a friendly dinner with Family Dollar Chief Executive Howard Levine and some of his board, in which the company claimed Icahn is to blame Dollar General wasn't interested.
Stocks rose on Monday as Ukraine and Russia talked about a potential truce and a round of M&A bolstered sentiment.
Dollar General has officially offered to buy Family Dollar weeks after Dollar Tree made its surprise bid. CNBC's Courtney Reagan has all the details.
After the dollar store bids, CNBC's Dominic Chu looks at where other retail consolidation might be brewing.
Dollar General has officially offered to buy Family Dollar. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports this deal is far from over.
Dollar General is making a competing bid of about $9.7 billion for Family Dollar Stores.
CNBC's David Faber provides insight on Dollar General's bid for Family Dollar. Faber explains why he expects the deal to be rejected by Family Dollar at first.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, tracking gains in Europe and recovering from losses witnessed on Friday.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Dollar General is making a bid to buy Family Dollar for about $9.7 billion. Joe Feldman, Telsey Advisory Group, discusses the likelihood of whether Dollar Tree could come back with a counter bid.
CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin reports Dollar General is making a bid to buy Family Dollar for about $9.7 billion. The combined company would have 20,000 stores.
The "Squawk on the Street" crew discuss the proxy from Family Dollar which reveals more information about the merger talks with Dollar Tree and Dollar General.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Dollar General is mulling a bid for Family Dollar, which would challenge Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion takeover, Bloomberg reported.
Over the next 25 years, as technology increasingly revolutionizes retail online and in stores, leaders will have to adjust their skills.
Employee screening has been made easy by the Internet, but technology also makes it easy for business owners to get into legal trouble.
If Dollar Tree and Family Dollar complete a merger, stores should improve markedly, which may raise concern for competitors.
After news of the monster dollar-store merger, here's the thing no one seems to be talking about, says retail analyst Brian Sozzi.