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  • July 2- Dollar Tree Inc was given the go-ahead to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on condition that they sell 330 Family Dollar stores, putting to rest a year-long merger saga. The stores spread across 35 states, which Dollar Tree has offered to sell to private equity firm Sycamore Partners, has to be sold within 150 days after the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday discount retailers Dollar Tree Inc and Family Dollar Stores Inc have agreed to sell 330 Family Dollar stores to settle the regulator's charges that Dollar Tree's proposed $9.2 billion acquisition of Family Dollar would likely be anticompetitive.

  • Early movers: HNT, TSLA, POT, AN, FDO, GE & more Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • After-hours buzz: Family Dollar, Xoom & more Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 5:50 PM ET
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    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday: Family Dollar, Energizer & more.

  • Goldman: Market gains done for '15 so buy this Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 3:35 PM ET
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    The major Wall Street firm predicts the next 12 months will be marked by muted returns, advising clients to turn to certain sectors for growth.

  • The case for a correction and what to do about it Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 4:06 PM ET
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    Two strategists—one who studies fundamentals and one who uses charts—are making the case for a stock market correction soon.

  • Lightning Round: My top oil play—with an open hand Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 7:33 PM ET
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    Jim Cramer gives his opinion on caller favorite stocks at lightning speed, including this oil play.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Google Inc joined Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday in pulling Confederate flag merchandise from their shopping site, following brick and mortar retailers in reacting to last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp on Monday banned sales of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday announced they were pulling Confederate flag merchandise from their websites, following other retailers reacting to last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp on Monday banned sales of products bearing the...

  • Dollar General profit beats on lower transport costs Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 8:09 AM ET
    A customer walks into a Dollar General store near Montpelier, Vermont.

    Discount retailer Dollar General reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher prices and lower transportation costs.

  • June 2- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher prices and lower transportation costs. Dollar General's shares rose about 4 percent in light premarket trading. Dollar General's net income rose to $253.2 million, or 84 cents per share, in the quarter ended May 1 from $222.4 million, or 72 cents per...

  • Early movers: MSFT, AAPL, KO, MCP, ORLY & more Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • May 29- Discount retailer Dollar Tree Inc agreed to sell 330 Family Dollar Stores Inc stores to private equity firm Sycamore Partners to get antitrust approval for its $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar. Dollar Tree said the stores represent about $45.5 million of operating income for Family Dollar, adding that Sycamore intends to operate the stores...

  • Dreiling, who joined Dollar General as CEO in January 2008, has been credited with making the company the top U.S. deep-discount retailer. Dollar General later made a bid for Family Dollar, which had already agreed to be bought by smaller rival Dollar Tree Inc, sparking off a months-long tussle for the No.2 U.S. discount retailer. Family Dollar's shareholders...

  • Dimon, now Summers: There's a liquidity problem Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 9:01 AM ET
    Larry Summers, left, and Jamie Dimon

    The former Treasury secretary said regulators should make a priority of addressing the problems of bond market liquidity, brought on by efforts to make institutions safer after the crisis.

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

    U.S. stocks closed higher as investors shook off a plunge in oil prices and digested the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes as mostly dovish.

  • 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...

  • Wall Street eyes Fed minutes as earnings season starts Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 8:51 AM ET
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    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open as investors await what they expect to be dovish minutes from the Fed and Alcoa earnings.

  • Dollar Tree: FTC wants 340 stores sold ahead of deal Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 8:48 AM ET
    A Dollar Tree store in Miami, Florida.

    Dollar Tree said the Federal Trade Commission wants about 340 stores to be divested for the $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar to go through.

  • 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...