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  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his entire stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc, making a profit of about $200 million on the investment, according to sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday. Dollar Tree Inc agreed in July to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St ends mixed, energy shares fall Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    *Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid. *Digital Ally shares extend rally. The S&P energy index fell 1.3 percent as the prospect of slowing demand for oil in China and Europe and concerns about an oversupply of oil brought Brent crude oil futures to their lowest price since May 31, 2013.

  • US stocks finish mixed; S&P 500 clings to 2,000 Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    Stocks mostly fell on Tuesday after the S&P 500 hit another intraday record, as energy companies dropped with the price of oil.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls as energy shares decline Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    *Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid. *Digital Ally shares extend rally. Noble Corp was the biggest loser among the S&P energy names, falling 3.3 percent, while Ensco PLC fell 3.1 percent.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1500 GMT / 11:00 a.m. ET Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostile. Dollar General Corp raises its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $9.1 billion, and warns it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer is rejected.

  • *Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid. *Markit factory activity expands in August. Financial data firm Markit said its final U.S.

  • Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    Dollar General has raised its bid for Family Dollar. CNBC's David Faber breaks down the new bid and discusses what options Family Dollar's board are considering.

  • *Compuware climbs in premarket; near deal to sell itself. *Exelixis tumbles after cancer drug fails study; to cut jobs. *Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid.

  • Sept 2- Dollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.

  • Dollar General sweetens bid for Family Dollar Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 7:44 AM ET
    A shopper takes bags of merchandise purchased at a Family Dollar Stores Inc. location in Mansfield, Texas.

    Dollar General is raising its all-cash bid for Family Dollar Stores to $80 a share, or about $9.1 billion.

  • *Compuware climbs in premarket; near deal to sell itself. *Exelixis tumbles after cancer drug fails study; to cut jobs. *Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid.

  • Early movers: FDO, DG, DLTR, SNY, AAPL, GPS & more Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

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

  • Sept 2- Dollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc by 2 percent to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.

  • Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Sept 2- Dollar General Corp, the No.1 U.S. deep discount retailer, said it raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, from $78.50 per share. Dollar General said last week it remained committed to acquiring Family Dollar, after the target rejected the previous offer, saying the deal could run foul of competition law.

  • According to sources, Dollar General is raising its bid for Family Dollar to $80 per share, with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • Corporate America's tough take on the consumer Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    To look at some of the recent economic data, one would think the consumer is in great shape. But corporate America has another opinion.

  • S&P 500 halts three-day win streak to end below 2,000 Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:08 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks fell on Thursday, pulling the S&P 500 below 2,000, as concerns about Ukraine overtook upbeat reports on the economy and labor.

  • Chief Executive Rick Dreiling said Dollar General would not relinquish its pursuit of Family Dollar Stores Inc, even though the No. 1 U.S. deep-discount retailer's bid was rejected in favor of a smaller offer from Dollar Tree Inc.. Dollar General's shares rose 1.8 percent, Family Dollar's were marginally higher and Dollar Tree's were up 1 percent.

  • Aug 28- Dollar General Corp said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar Stores Inc, pointing to a prolonged battle for dominance of the deep discount retail sector in the United States.

  • US stock futures cut losses after claims, GDP data Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    Stock futures reduced their drop Thursday, after the second estimate for second-quarter economic growth came in better than expected.