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  • Cramer: Aggressive M&A signals undervalued shares Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    After a string of mergers, Cramer thinks investors may be looking at significantly higher valuations in parts of the market.

  • *Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks were nearly flat on Monday after the Dow and S&P 500 hit intraday record highs again on more deal news, while Wall Street's fear gauge rebounded.

  • Why Carl Icahn has Family Dollar in his crosshairs Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:56 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Photos taken by retail analyst Brian Sozzi show why Carl Icahn is targeting Family Dollar. The situation there is only getting worse.

  • *Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday, pushing the Dow and S&P 500 to intraday record highs again after a series of deals, though Wall Street's fear gauge also bounced back. Merck& Co said it has agreed to buy Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc in a deal valued at about $3.85 billion.

  • Icahn reported on Friday a 9.39 percent stake in Family Dollar and said he was considering to push the $6.89 billion company for a merger with rival Dollar General Corp.. Family Dollar's shares rose as much as 16 percent to $70.30 on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, while Dollar General's shares rose as much as 14 percent to $65.97.

  • Family Dollar adopts poison pill after Icahn stake Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    Shoppers exit a Family Dollar store in Belleville, New Jersey.

    Family Dollar adopted a one-year poison pill with a trigger of 10 percent, two days after Carl Icahn reported a stake in the company.

  • *Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks advanced on Monday, boosted by a number of major acquisition deals, though gains were slight with key indexes continuing to hover around records. While Wall Street's upward trend looks intact, traders may need new catalysts to bid the market up further lest the momentum runs out of steam.

  • June 9- Family Dollar Stores Inc adopted a one-year poison pill with a trigger of 10 percent, two days after activist investor Carl Icahn reported a stake in the company and said he would consider pushing for a merger with Dollar General Corp..

  • Early movers: TSN, AAPL, TIME, MRK & more Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • June 6- Hedge fund billionaire Carl Icahn became the largest shareholder in Family Dollar Stores Inc after reporting a 9.39 percent stake in the company on Friday, and said he may seek representation on its board. Shares of Family Dollar, struggling under declining sales, rose as much as 12 percent in extended trade on Friday.

  • June 6- Activist investor Carl Icahn has reported a 9.39 percent stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc and said he could push for major changes or a sale of the company. Shares of Family Dollar, struggling under declining sales and profit, rose as much as 10 percent in extended trading on Friday.

  • Activist Icahn takes 9% stake in Family Dollar Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 5:04 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    "Hope to continue our streak of value enhancement," Icahn said, in a tweet.

  • Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks eased off their lows but still closed in the red in lackluster trading Tuesday a day after the Dow and S&P 500 hit fresh highs.

  • June 3- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp said it expects gross margins to improve in the second half of the year as it focuses on more profitable products such as accessories and stationery items priced at $1- $5. Dollar General shares rose as much as 5 percent on Tuesday.

  • Futures slide after Dow, S&P 500 hit record highs Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    U.S. futures pointed to a lower open Tuesday as investors looked to take a breather after the Dow and S&P 500 hit all-time highs.

  • June 3- Discount chain Dollar General Corp stuck to its full-year profit forecast despite reporting a first-quarter profit below analysts' estimates. The retailer said it expects to earn $3.45- $3.55 per share for the year ending January 2015.

  • Early movers: HSH, PPC, T, DG, GM & more Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 7:37 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Dollar General quarterly profit misses estimates Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    June 3- Discount chain Dollar General Corp reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, blaming tough competition, a harsh winter and weak consumer spending. Net income rose to $222 million, or 72 cents per share, in the first quarter ended May 2, from $220 million, or 67 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Red-letter day for Dow, S&P, but Nasdaq lags Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 6:19 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Industrials and material stocks were among the day's biggest gainers, while the technology sector ended lower, weighed down by big tech.

  • Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    Cramer thinks bulls could be looking at some tough sledding next week. Here's what's on his calendar.