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  • NEW YORK— Dollar Tree said Friday that it has agreed to sell 330 of its stores to the private equity firm Sycamore Partners in order to get regulatory approval for its $8.5 billion purchase of Family Dollar. The Federal Trade Commission required Dollar Tree to sell the stores before it would sign off on the Family Dollar acquisition. Dollar Tree prices all items...

  • 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...

  • Dollar Tree to sell 330 Family Dollar stores Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 9:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Dollar Tree expects to reach a deal in the coming days to sell about 330 Family Dollar stores in order to receive approval of its $8.5 billion acquisition of Family Dollar. The 330 Family Dollar stores represent about $45.5 million in operating income, Dollar Tree said. Dollar Tree, which is headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, currently operates...

  • 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...

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  • Volatile oil, a dovish Fed, and start of earnings Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 5:57 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Markets expect to hear from a dovish Fed Wednesday, while a bubbling up of oil prices makes weekly U.S. inventory data a bigger than normal focus.

  • 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...

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

    Markets expect to hear from a dovish Fed Wednesday, while a bubbling up of oil prices makes weekly U.S. inventory data a bigger than normal focus.

  • 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...

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    There are 11 stocks in the Standard & Poor's 500 that analysts are pretty much telling you to steer clear of. USA Today reports.

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    There are seven stocks that have been perennial winners during the spring, according to a USA TODAY data analysis.

  • 10 retailers bucking the trend and opening stores Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    A Dick's Sporting Goods store in West Nyack, New York

    On the heels of massive store closings, here are the companies that announced the greatest number of new locations in 2014.

  • 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.

  • 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...