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  • Family Dollar's shareholders approved an $8.5 billion cash-and-stock offer from Dollar Tree Inc in January, scuppering a higher hostile offer from larger rival Dollar General Corp.. Antitrust regulators are still reviewing the deal, but the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has identified about 340 stores for Dollar Tree to divest so it can gain approval for...

  • Family Dollar's quarterly sales rise 3 pct Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 8:16 AM ET

    April 8- Family Dollar Stores Inc, the No. 2 U.S. dollar store chain, reported a 3 percent rise in sales in what is likely to be its last quarterly report as a public company. Family Dollar has agreed to be bought by smaller rival Dollar Tree Inc for about $8.5 billion in cash and stock. The company's net income fell to $76.7 million, or 67 cents per share, in the second...

  • April 7- Dollar Tree Inc said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has identified about 340 stores to be divested for the $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc to go through. Dollar Tree said it expects all or almost all of the stores to be that of Family Dollar, which operates more than 8,000 stores as of August 30. Family Dollar shareholders approved...

  • April 7- Dollar Tree Inc said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has identified about 340 stores to be divested for the $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc to go through. Dollar Tree said it expects all or almost all of the stores to be that of Family Dollar. Family Dollar shareholders in January approved Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion cash-and-stock...

  • March 12- Dollar General Stores Inc said on Thursday it plans to accelerate new store rollouts in a bid to bolster its position among U.S. discount retailers after failing to upend a merger agreement between rivals Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. Dollar General also authorized a $1 billion share repurchase plan, and said Chief Financial Officer David Tehle will...

  • Dollar General forecasts profit below estimates Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
    A customer walks into a Dollar General store near Montpelier, Vermont.

    Dollar General forecast full-year earnings below analysts' expectations, as the company plans to open more stores.

  • March 12- Dollar General Stores Inc forecast full-year earnings below analysts' expectations, as the company plans to open more stores ahead of a merger of its rivals Family Dollar Stores Inc and Dollar Tree Inc. Dollar General forecast earnings of about $3.85- $3.95 per share for the year ending January 2016, below the average analyst expectation of $3.99.

  • Here’s what to buy on market’s latest Fed tantrum Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:48 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen during a Fed meeting in December 2013.

    Remember the infamous "taper tantrum" of 2013? You should.

  • Power Play: Signs of a breakout in consumer spending Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    A shopper exits a Marshalls store in San Francisco, March 3, 2015.

    Things to watch for a breakout in consumer spending

  • Don't sweat retail earnings, yet Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 4:51 PM ET
    A Lowe's store in Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 24, 2014.

    Retail: good or bad news?

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

    U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed amid firming oil prices, moderate housing data and some debate over Yellen's congressional testimony.

  • Nice rally, but major indices seem stretched Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:14 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Big indices are far above their 50-day moving averages. When these indices get too far from that average, there is a reversion to the mean.

  • Feb 25- Dollar Tree Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly sales on Wednesday and said it expected to reach an agreement with the U.S. antitrust regulator by early March on store divestitures to get approval for its acquisition of larger rival Family Dollar Stores Inc.. Dollar Tree said it remained confident it would not have to divest more than 300 stores...

  • Feb 25- Dollar Tree Inc's quarterly sales rose about 11 percent, helped by higher demand for party supplies, household products and food during the holiday season. Shares of Dollar Tree, which sells items for $1 or less at its namesake chain, rose 1.2 percent to $78.40 in light premarket trading. Dollar Tree, which will replace Dollar General Corp as the No.1 U.S....

  • Wall Street on edge after Yellen, housing data in focus Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:20 AM ET
    Construction crews work on new town homes in Erie, Colorado.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat open on Wednesday after comments from Fed Chair Yellen's speech to Congress.

  • Family Dollar estimates 4 pct rise in Dec-Jan sales Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:01 AM ET

    Feb 25- Family Dollar Stores Inc estimated a 4.1 percent rise in net sales in the two months ended Jan. 31, weeks after the company's shareholders approved its acquisition by smaller rival Dollar Tree Inc.. Family Dollar said on Wednesday net sales rose to $1.94 billion from $1.86 billion, a year earlier. Family Dollar's first quarter will end on Feb. 28.

  • Early movers: LOW, DHR, HTZ, CHK, HPQ & more Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Dollar Tree's quarterly sales rise about 11 pct Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    Feb 25- Dollar Tree Inc's quarterly sales rose about 11 percent, helped by higher demand for party supplies, household products and food during the holiday season. Dollar Tree said this month that the U.S. antitrust regulator was reviewing more than 500 stores for divestiture. The company's net income fell to $206.6 million, or $1.00 per share, in the fourth...

  • Wall Street on edge after Yellen, housing in focus Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:11 AM ET
    Construction crews work on new town homes in Erie, Colorado.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat open on Wednesday after comments from Fed Chair Yellen's speech to Congress.

  • After Yellen, investor eyes shift to housing Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:15 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Housing data will take investor focus as repeated presentation of Yellen's remarks and subdued geopolitical news keep the economy in the spotlight.