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  • Early Movers: LOW, SPLS, PETM, DRI, DG & more Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:12 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.

  • *Cliffs Natural Resources shares slide. NEW YORK, Nov 19- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday following record closing highs for both the Dow and S&P 500 and ahead of housing data and minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve policy meeting. *Cliffs Natural Resources said it was looking to exit its Eastern Canadian iron ore operations,...

  • Dollar General may shut more than 4K stores: Report Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    A shopper loads purchases into his vehicle outside a Dollar General Corp. store in Princeton, Illinois.

    Dollar General may need to divest more than 4,000 stores to win approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for its acquisition of Family Dollar.

  • 'Crashing up': The amazing truth about Apple Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:52 PM ET
    Apple store in New York.

    In just a month, Apple has added more value than the entire worth of companies like McDonald's, Boeing and Goldman Sachs.

  • Your first trade for Friday Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • What the midterm elections are REALLY all about Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal steps away from the podium after speaking at a press conference, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Atlanta.

    High unemployment rates are hurting incumbent Republican governors running for office in Georgia, Wisconsin and Florida. Voters want jobs.

  • Oct 31- Dollar General Corp extended its tender offer for shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc to Dec. 31, until after a shareholder vote that will decide the fate of a rival bid by Dollar Tree Inc.. Dollar General had received offers for only about 4 million Family Dollar shares of a total 114 million outstanding shares as of Oct. 30, a day before the offer was to expire.

  • Oct 31- Dollar General Corp extended for the second time its tender offer to acquire shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc, as less than 4 percent of Family Dollar's shares had been tendered so far. Family Dollar, which has spurned Dollar General's takeover approaches twice, citing anti-trust concerns, has been pushing for a lower cash-and-stock deal from Dollar...

  • Has the GOP hit a tipping point? Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Things are changing rapidly in these final days before the midterm election. Is it enough to tip the scales in favor of the GOP?

  • Activist urges new leadership at Family Dollar Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 5:47 PM ET
    A Family Dollar store on July 28, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida.

    Elliott Management sent a letter to Family Dollar's board, nominating seven new directors on Friday.

  • Oct 17- Activist investor Elliott Advisors UK Ltd nominated seven candidates for election to Family Dollar Stores Inc's board as it looks to push for a sale of the dollar store operator to bigger rival Dollar General Corp.. Dollar General's offer is "clearly superior" to Dollar Tree Inc's bid, Elliott said in a letter to Family Dollar's board and Chief Executive...

  • Oct 17- Activist investor Elliott Advisors UK Ltd nominated seven candidates for election to Family Dollar Stores Inc's board as it looks to push for a sale of the dollar store operator to bigger rival Dollar General Corp.. Elliot holds a stake of about 4.9 percent in Family Dollar, the hedge fund said in a statement on Friday. Dollar General's offer was "clearly...

  • Will Ebola affect the outcome of the election? Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:03 PM ET
    Infection control nurse Marc Dangel, right, assists colleague Heinz Schuhmacher with a protection suit during a media presentation at an isolation ward for possible Ebola patients at of the Universitaetsspital Basel hospital in Basel, Switzerland.

    Politicians are jumping on the Ebola bandwagon as a campaign tactic, but will it sway the midterm elections?

  • The retailer with the lowest prices is ... Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:27 PM ET

    According to a new study by Kantar Retail, Dollar General took the low-price crown for a third year in a row.

  • Obamacare & affordability—not all that connected Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    When courts hear arguments about the affordability of Obamacare, they should understand the reality, says health-insurance broker Tom Haynes.

  • Dollar General, which is vying with rival Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar, also received a second request from the FTC under U.S. anti-trust regulations, Family Dollar said. In August, Family Dollar rejected a $9 billion buyout offer from Dollar General, opting instead for a smaller cash-and-stock bid of $8.5 billion by Dollar Tree. The company also spurned...

  • Early movers: SYMC, YELP, MSFT, FDO, TSLA & more Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 7:37 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.

  • Obamacare could delay a Fed rate hike Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Awards, Oct. 2, 2014, in Washington.

    Obamacare and the tax hit some may face next year could delay a rate hike by the Fed, says ex-Treasury official Stephen Myrow. Here's why.

  • Going in through back door for M&A deal profits Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Mergers have hit a level not seen since the financial crisis, and there is a way for investors to profit from the M&A frenzy—in one trade.

  • Sept 26- Family Dollar Stores Inc said certain state attorneys general have notified the company that they will investigate larger rival Dollar General Corp's takeover bid over competitive concerns. Family Dollar spurned Dollar General's sweetened $9.1 billion all-cash bid earlier this month, saying the offer still did not address antitrust concerns.