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  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls as energy shares decline Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    *Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid. *Digital Ally shares extend rally. Noble Corp was the biggest loser among the S&P energy names, falling 3.3 percent, while Ensco PLC fell 3.1 percent.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1500 GMT / 11:00 a.m. ET Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostile. Dollar General Corp raises its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $9.1 billion, and warns it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer is rejected.

  • *Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid. *Markit factory activity expands in August. Financial data firm Markit said its final U.S.

  • *Compuware climbs in premarket; near deal to sell itself. *Exelixis tumbles after cancer drug fails study; to cut jobs. *Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid.

  • Sept 2- Dollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.

  • *Compuware climbs in premarket; near deal to sell itself. *Exelixis tumbles after cancer drug fails study; to cut jobs. *Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid.

  • Sept 2- Dollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc by 2 percent to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.

  • Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.— Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target.

  • Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Sept 2- Dollar General Corp, the No.1 U.S. deep discount retailer, said it raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, from $78.50 per share. Dollar General said last week it remained committed to acquiring Family Dollar, after the target rejected the previous offer, saying the deal could run foul of competition law.

  • Abercrombie, Williams-Sonoma are big market movers Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Abercrombie& Fitch Co., down $2.13 to $41.87. Guess Inc., down $2.26 to $23.38.

  • Chief Executive Rick Dreiling said Dollar General would not relinquish its pursuit of Family Dollar Stores Inc, even though the No. 1 U.S. deep-discount retailer's bid was rejected in favor of a smaller offer from Dollar Tree Inc.. Dollar General's shares rose 1.8 percent, Family Dollar's were marginally higher and Dollar Tree's were up 1 percent.

  • Aug 28- Dollar General Corp said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar Stores Inc, pointing to a prolonged battle for dominance of the deep discount retail sector in the United States.

  • Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Dollar General Corp. said it still wants to buy rival Family Dollar, even though its nearly $9 billion offer was rejected by the discount retailer last week. Last week, Family Dollar rejected Dollar General's $8.95 billion offer in favor of a slightly smaller one from rival Dollar Tree Inc. for about $8.5 billion.

  • Aug 28- Dollar General Corp, the No.1 U.S. deep discount retailer, said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar Stores Inc and that its offer was both superior and achievable than an offer from Dollar Tree Inc.

  • Dollar General says committed to Family Dollar deal Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    Aug 28- Dollar General Corp, the No.1 U.S. deep discount retailer, said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar Stores Inc and reported a 7.5 percent rise in quarterly sales.

  • Dollar stores find fans in Asian penny pinchers Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:56 AM ET

    Dollar stores enjoy popularity during lean times but shoppers are proving that these bargain stores have a place regardless of economic cycles.

  • He searches for those savings during his daily visits to the Family Dollar Store near his home in Fraser, Michigan, sometimes stopping by as many as 10 times a week "if there are things I need," said the 51- year-old home care provider.

  • Business Highlights Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few. WASHINGTON— Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds— $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief— offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. NEW YORK— To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.

  • Near 2,000, S&P knocks out 28th record close of 2014 Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Stocks rose Thursday as investors anticipate a dovish tone from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday.

  • *Family Dollar rejects Dollar General's buyout offer. *Jackson Hole conference of central bankers to begin. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to speak at the Jackson Hole conference on Friday.