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  • Icahn cuts stake in Family Dollar Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    July 29- Activist investor Carl Icahn cut his stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc, a day after the company agreed to be bought by rival discount chain Dollar Tree Inc for $8.5 billion. Icahn said he was "determined" to dispose part of his stake rather than wait for the deal to close or for higher offers to emerge.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. The shares fell $5.77 or 10.4 percent to $49.60. Brookfield Canada Office Properties: Approximately 8,800 shares changed hands, a 352.0 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.

  • *Company to beat Dollar General as top N. America discount chain. July 28- Dollar Tree Inc agreed to buy rival discount chain Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.5 billion to fend off growing competition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and fellow discounter Dollar General Corp..

  • *Dollar Tree offers to buy Family Dollar; deal valued at $9.2 bln. Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival discount chain Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion. Zillow Inc agreed to buy Trulia Inc for $3.5 billion in stock in a deal that would combine the two most popular U.S. real estate website operators Trulia's shares jumped 15.4 percent to $65.04.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    U.S. stocks ended little changed as traders waited for key economic and earnings reports later this week. A handful of mergers drove some trading in an otherwise quiet day. Family Dollar soared 25 percent after Dollar Tree announced plans to buy the rival discount store.

  • *Russia stocks tumble again after new sanctions. Wall Street ended flat as the latest deal news offset losses following soft data on the housing market and services sector.

  • Family Dollar and Trulia are big market movers Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Family Dollar Stores Inc., up $15.08 to $75.74. The discount retailer is being bought for $8.5 billion by rival Dollar Tree, which is significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart.

  • Stocks end little changed ahead of earnings rush Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are ending little changed as traders wait for key economic and earnings reports later this week. ExxonMobil and MasterCard are among the heavyweights posting earnings this week. Family Dollar soared 25 percent after Dollar Tree announced plans to buy the rival discount store.

  • *Dollar Tree offers to buy Family Dollar; deal valued at $9.2 bln. Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival discount chain Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion. The transaction, including debt, values Family Dollar at about $9.2 billion.

  • Midday movers: Cummins, Dollar Tree, Zillow & More Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Family Dollar Stores Inc. rose 24.9 percent to $75.74. Trulia Inc. rose 15.4 percent to $65.04.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 3 percent to $35.65 with 20,239,900 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell. 8 percent to $3.73 with 29,729,900 shares traded.

  • Icahn: More buyers could surface for Family Dollar Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    A Family Dollar Store in Mansfield, Texas.

    Activist investor Carl Icahn said he is hopeful more potential buyers will surface for Family Dollar.

  • A look at how Dollar Tree, Family Dollar differ Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Dollar Tree is stepping up its fight for penny-pinching customers. On Monday, the discounter said it would acquire rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, making it the biggest player in the dollar store category. Despite their names, Dollar Store and Family Dollar vary in their business models.

  • US stocks fall at midday on cooling home sales Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Homebuilder D.R. Horton fell 3 percent, making it one of the biggest decliners in the S&P 500.. Family Dollar soared 23 percent after Dollar Tree announced plans to buy the rival discount store. Last month, Carl Icahn, who has built up a stake in the company, urged Family Dollar to sell itself.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls after housing data disappoints Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    *Dollar Tree offers to buy Family Dollar for $9.2 bln. While acquisition activity limited the market's decline, keeping indexes near record levels, investors found few reasons to buy as the data followed some high-profile disappointments in corporate earnings, including from Amazon.com and Caterpillar last week. D.R. Horton Inc fell 1.7 percent to $21.24.

  • China and big mergers help brighten up a down day Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    China's extended rally and two mega-mergers are helping cap the downside of a suddenly dour market.

  • US stocks open mixed on Wall Street Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market is opening mixed at the start of a busy week as a batch of merger announcements lift shares in Family Dollar and other companies. Family Dollar soared 23 percent after Dollar Tree announced plans to buy the rival discount store.

  • *Dollar Tree offers to buy Family Dollar for $9.2 bln. *While merger and acquisition activity supported the market, there have been a number of high-profile earnings disappointments this quarter, including from Amazon.com and Caterpillar last week.

  • Early Movers: ACRX, AAPL, DLTR, FDO & More Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 8:59 AM ET

    Companies making headlines before the bell: