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  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. Russia said all issues related to its humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made toward a ceasefire or political solution to the fighting in the east of the country after talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Sunday.

  • Big bucks bidding war breaks out for Family Dollar Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
    A Family Dollar Stores store location in Mansfield, Texas.

    Dollar General is making a competing bid of about $9.7 billion for Family Dollar Stores.

  • US stocks open higher; Family Dollar jumps Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening higher, following gains in Europe. A bidding war for Family Dollar sent that company's stock higher. Family Dollar rose 5 percent after Dollar General offered to pay about $9 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid.

  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. *Russia said all issues related to its humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made toward a ceasefire or political solution to the fighting in the east of the country after talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Sunday.

  • Why Dollar General will win Family Dollar     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    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.

  • Stocks seen higher, Ukraine fears recede Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, tracking gains in Europe and recovering from losses witnessed on Friday.

  • Aug 18- Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.95 billion, trumping an offer by Dollar Tree Inc, to strengthen its position as the No. 1 U.S. discount retailer. Both Dollar General and Dollar Tree have some capacity to go a little bit higher with the offer price, " Telsey Advisory Group analyst Joseph Feldman said.

  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. *Russia said all issues related to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made in talks toward a ceasefire or political solution to the fighting in the east of the country after talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Sunday.

  • Early movers: FDO, DG, HD, CBS, TSLA, GOOG & more Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Aug 18- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.95 billion, trumping an offer by Dollar Tree Inc.. Dollar General's offer of $78.50 per share in cash represents a premium of 3.2 percent to Family Dollar's Friday close.

  • Dollar General bid worth $9.7 million     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    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.

  • Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Dollar General, the nation's largest dollar-store chain, started a bidding war on Monday when it offered approximately $8.95 billion for rival Family Dollar. It was an attempt to trump Dollar Tree, which agreed to acquire Family Dollar for $8.5 billion made last month.

  • Dollar General makes counter bid for Family Dollar Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    Aug 18- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $78.50 per share in cash, trumping an offer by Dollar Tree Inc. The deal, at an enterprise value of $9.7 billion, was proposed in a letter to Family Dollar's board.

  • 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.

  • Asia stocks rise after US gains, Ukraine diplomacy Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Dollar General jumped after making a bid for retailer Family Dollar, a rival discount store. The offer topped a bid made last month by Dollar Tree, another discount retailer. Investors had become skittish on concerns that the tensions between Russia and Ukraine were escalating.

  • Aug 14- Top U.S. hedge fund managers did some shopping for shares of discount retailer Dollar General Corp and drug store operator Walgreen Co in the second quarter.

  • Daniel Loeb's Third Point added 1 million shares of Dollar General, raising his stake by 33 percent, while Blue Ridge Capital, founded by Tiger Cub John Griffin, nearly doubled its stake in Walgreen when it bought 2.8 million shares.

  • Aug 13- Wal-Mart Stores Inc, which has pledged to buy an additional $250 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade, is hitting a snag as it tries to meet that promise: Some vendors keen to participate in the initiative complain that after decades of offshoring it has become impossible to domestically source even commonplace components for their products.

  • Family Dollar proxy out     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    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.

  • Midday movers: Family Dollar Stores, Target & More Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers: