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  • 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 speaks at the Global Health Security Agenda Summit at the White House in Washington, Sept. 26, 2014.

    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.

  • Family Dollar: States probing Dollar General bid Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:14 PM ET
    A Family Dollar store on July 28, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida.

    Family Dollar Stores Inc said certain state attorney generals have notified it that they will investigate Dollar General Corp's takeover bid.

  • Sept 15- RadioShack Corp's chief financial officer resigned, citing personal reasons, amid reports that the cash-strapped electronics retailer was negotiating a financial package to help it avoid bankruptcy. Shares of RadioShack, which last week warned it may seek bankruptcy protection, rose as much as 23 percent on Monday.

  • Sept 15- Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp, teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, said John Feray resigned as chief financial officer on Friday, less than eight months after taking up the post.

  • Sept 15- Struggling electronics retailer RadioShack Corp, which is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, said John Feray resigned as chief financial officer last week. Advisory firm AlixPartners has been helping RadioShack with its turnaround since July 2013.

  • BOSTON, Sept 11- Some Dollar Tree Inc investors are crossing their fingers the company doesn't succeed in its $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc, saying it could expand and repurchase stock with the $305 million breakup fee while avoiding all the risk of a major acquisition.

  • Sept 10- Dollar General Corp took its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar Stores Inc hostile, directly approaching the shareholders of its smaller rival after being spurned twice by the company.

  • Dollar General goes hostile  Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports Dollar General has gone hostile in its bid for Family Dollar. Faber says Family Dollar is proceeding with its plans to be bought by Dollar Tree in a deal for less than what Dollar General is offering.

  • Dollar General gets hostile with Family Dollar Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    A Family Dollar Stores store location in Mansfield, Texas.

    Dollar General took its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar Stores hostile, directly approaching the shareholders of its smaller rival.