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  • *Dollar Tree offers to buy Family Dollar for $9.2 bln. *While merger and acquisition activity gave investors a reason to buy, there have been a number of high-profile earning disappointments this quarter, including from Amazon.com and Caterpillar. *Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $9.2 billion, or $74.50 per share in cash and stock.

  • July 28- Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, in a deal the companies said would create North America's leading discount retailer. Dollar Tree's offer of $74.50 per share in cash and stock represents a premium of about 23 percent over Family Dollar's close of $60.66 on Friday.

  • Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers. On Monday, Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser noted that his company and Family Dollar have different business models.

  • Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    July 28- U.S. discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for an enterprise value of about $9.2 billion.

  • Stocks pause as traders await key economic news Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Family Dollar rose the most in the Standard& Poor's 500 index— with a 25 percent gain— after Dollar Tree announced plans to buy the rival discount store for roughly $8.5 billion. Family Dollar's stock surged $15.08 to $75.74. Trulia jumped on news that Zillow, a rival real-estate listing service, was buying it for $3.5 billion.

  • UPDATE 1-Family Dollar profit falls by a third Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    July 10- Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc, under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to sell itself, said its profit fell by a third as the company cleared inventory ahead of store closures and competition intensified.

  • After speaking with this young company, Jim Cramer said it should frighten much larger rivals.

  • Early movers: DRI, ORCL, BAC, TWTR, S, SHPG & more Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:36 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Icahn threatens proxy war if Family Dollar is not sold Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 4:10 PM ET
    A Family Dollar Stores store location in Mansfield, Texas.

    Activist investor Carl Icahn said in a letter to firm CEO Howard Levine that "it is imperative that Family Dollar be put up for sale immediately."

  • ANALYSIS-Wall Street warily watching Iraq, oil prices Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 17- Traders are bracing for more volatility in markets as fighting in Iraq intensifies, with the recent rise in crude oil prices posing risks to the strong rally in U.S. stocks.

  • Why Carl Icahn has Family Dollar in his crosshairs Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:56 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Photos taken by retail analyst Brian Sozzi show why Carl Icahn is targeting Family Dollar. The situation there is only getting worse.

  • June 6- Hedge fund billionaire Carl Icahn became the largest shareholder in Family Dollar Stores Inc after reporting a 9.39 percent stake in the company on Friday, and said he may seek representation on its board. Shares of Family Dollar, struggling under declining sales, rose as much as 12 percent in extended trade on Friday.

  • June 6- Activist investor Carl Icahn has reported a 9.39 percent stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc and said he could push for major changes or a sale of the company. Shares of Family Dollar, struggling under declining sales and profit, rose as much as 10 percent in extended trading on Friday.

  • Activist Icahn takes 9% stake in Family Dollar Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 5:04 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    "Hope to continue our streak of value enhancement," Icahn said, in a tweet.

  • Early movers: AAPL, DISH, TWTR & more Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Costco results miss estimates as costs rise Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 5:24 AM ET
    A Costco store in Alhambra, Calif.

    Costco reported third-quarter results below analysts' estimates hurt by an increase in merchandise costs and other expenses.

  • Stocks end higher for second day; S&P 500 near record Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks rose modestly on Thursday, extending the prior day's rally.

  • *Best Buy rises after results. NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. stocks advanced modestly on Thursday after the latest batch of mixed data failed to deliver the confidence boost needed by investors to push indexes past record highs set last week.

  • Midday movers: Bon-Ton Stores, DR Horton & More Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • US STOCKS-Wall St posts modest gains after mixed data Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    *Best Buy rebounds from early declines after results. NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. stocks were modestly higher on Thursday after the latest batch of mixed data gave investors little reason to push indexes past record highs.