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  • Discounting nearly halves Family Dollar 1Q profit Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    A Family Dollar store on July 28, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida.

    Family Dollar Stores, the target of two rival U.S. dollar store chains, reported a 47 percent drop in profit as margins fell due to big discounting.

  • Family Dollar is being pursued by both Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc, which see an acquisition of the company as way to help fend off rising competition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Amazon.com Inc.. Family Dollar has agreed to be bought by smaller rival Dollar Tree for about $8.5 billion in cash and stock, saying Dollar General's $9.1 billion all-cash...

  • Family Dollar 1st-qtr profit nearly halves Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    Jan 8- Family Dollar Stores Inc, the target of two rival U.S. dollar store chains, reported a 47 percent drop in quarterly profit as margins fell due to higher discounting. The No. 2 U.S. discount retailer's net income fell to $41.4 million, or 36 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 29, from $78 million, or 68 cents per share, a year earlier. The company's...

  • Cramer Remix: This stock can go a lot higher Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer actually suggests buying it into the next oil-induced selloff.

  • Next year's top three retail themes are... Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 2:27 PM ET
    In this Nov. 3, 2010 photo, Toys ‘R’ Us chairman and CEO Gerald Storch is shown in New York.

    Incoming Hudson's Bay CEO Storch said the Internet, value and luxury goods will be the most important retail themes of 2015.

  • Family Dollar, the second largest U.S. discount retailer, said it adjourned the meeting as there were not enough votes to adopt the Dollar Tree agreement. Family Dollar agreed to be acquired by Dollar Tree for $8.5 billion in cash and stock after twice rejecting higher all-cash bids from bigger rival Dollar General Corp, citing antitrust concerns.

  • Dec 23- Family Dollar Inc adjourned a special meeting of shareholders to vote on the company's potential acquisition by smaller rival Dollar Tree Inc to Jan. 22 from Tuesday. Family Dollar said it adjourned the meeting as there were not enough votes to adopt the Dollar Tree agreement. Family Dollar agreed to be acquired by Dollar Tree for $8.5 billion in cash and...

  • A Family Dollar spokesman said the special shareholder meeting to vote on the Dollar Tree deal remains scheduled for Dec. 23. Family Dollar has agreed to be acquired by Dollar Tree for $8.5 billion in cash and stock after twice rejecting higher all cash bids from bigger rival Dollar General Corp, citing antitrust concerns. Dollar General took its $9.1 billion...

  • Dec 19- Family Dollar Inc will delay a shareholder vote on the potential acquisition by Dollar Tree Inc, CNBC said, citing sources. Family Dollar will start the shareholder meeting and then adjourn it, CNBC said. Family Dollar, which rejected an $80 per-share bid from larger rival Dollar General Corp for a lower cash-and-stock deal from Dollar Tree, had earlier...

  • Should the US lift its oil-export ban? Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:57 AM ET
    oil barrels

    Some argue that lifting the oil-export ban would help the US economy but here's the problem, says political consultant Stephen Myrow.

  • These 5 chains get a boost from lower gas prices Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    Pedestrians pass a Restoration Hardware store in New York.

    An analysis shows that many retailers actually see sales decline when oil prices fall. That may not be the case this time around.

  • Dollar General trims sales guidance Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:43 PM ET
    A customer walks into a Dollar General store near Montpelier, Vermont.

    Dollar General reined in its full-year sales forecast and said it remained committed to buying Family Dollar Stores.

  • Dollar General & Family Dollar happening?   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    Dollar General & Family Dollar happening?

    Discussing if Dollar General's deal with Family Dollar will happen, and Costco's success, with Charles Grom, Sterne Agee.

  • Early Movers: SHLD, LB, EXPR, ARO, TWX & more Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:52 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.

  • Dollar General acquisition would be a 'big deal'   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:40 AM ET
    Dollar General acquisition would be a 'big deal'

    The potential Dollar General purchase of Family Dollar would be a "big deal" in the retail space, especially for investors, says Patrick McKeever, managing director and senior equity analyst at MKM Partners.

  • US stocks close higher; Dow, S&P at records Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks rallied into the close, with the Dow ending the day at a record amid encouraging economic reports on Wednesday.

  • Cheat sheet: Retailers' Black Friday openings Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    A Black Friday sign outside an H&M store in New York.

    Still figuring out your Black Friday battle plan? This road map of store openings can help.

  • Big box stores' big problem? They're just 'average' Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    The silhouette of a pedestrian in front of a Bed Bath & Beyond store in San Francisco.

    After evaluating 64 big box stores' digital IQs, L2 concluded that 39 percent are just "average."

  • Hedge funds playing buy-and-hold, and losing Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    An Apple store in New York.

    Hedge funds aren't changing their stock holdings much despite poor performance compared with the broader stock market.

  • Dollar Tree posts best sales growth since 2011 Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET
    A Dollar Tree store in Miami, Florida.

    Discount retailer Dollar Tree raised its sales outlook for the year after recording its strongest growth in quarterly same-store sales since 2011.