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  • Oct 17- Activist investor Elliott Advisors UK Ltd nominated seven candidates for election to Family Dollar Stores Inc's board as it looks to push for a sale of the dollar store operator to bigger rival Dollar General Corp.. Dollar General's offer is "clearly superior" to Dollar Tree Inc's bid, Elliott said in a letter to Family Dollar's board and Chief Executive...

  • Hedge fund seeks board seats at Family Dollar Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Family Dollar Stores Inc. accepted an $8.5 billion cash and stock buyout offer from fellow discounter Dollar Tree in July. Family Dollar said previously that regulators are less likely to raise antitrust concerns in a deal with Dollar Tree. Elliott Management said that Family Dollar missed a chance to get Dollar General and Dollar Tree into a bidding war.

  • Oct 17- Activist investor Elliott Advisors UK Ltd nominated seven candidates for election to Family Dollar Stores Inc's board as it looks to push for a sale of the dollar store operator to bigger rival Dollar General Corp.. Elliot holds a stake of about 4.9 percent in Family Dollar, the hedge fund said in a statement on Friday. Dollar General's offer was "clearly...

  • Dollar General, which is vying with rival Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar, also received a second request from the FTC under U.S. anti-trust regulations, Family Dollar said. In August, Family Dollar rejected a $9 billion buyout offer from Dollar General, opting instead for a smaller cash-and-stock bid of $8.5 billion by Dollar Tree. The company also spurned...

  • Early movers: SYMC, YELP, MSFT, FDO, TSLA & more Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 7:37 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • After-hours buzz: AMZN, SYMC & more Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 5:02 PM ET
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    Take a look at some of Thursday's after hours buzz: AMZN, SYMC & more.

  • *Wall Street expected to dip as Q3 earnings get into gear. Wall Street was expected to open lower, beaten-down oil and commodity prices were sliding again and bond yields in much of Europe, which have plunged during years of cheap funding from the Fed and the world's other major central banks, hit record lows. But Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40...

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  • Amazon is going ‘dramatically lower’: Technician Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

    It's time to short Amazon, argues Sterne Agee technical analyst Carter Worth.

  • Sept 26- Family Dollar Stores Inc said certain state attorneys general have notified the company that they will investigate larger rival Dollar General Corp's takeover bid over competitive concerns. Family Dollar spurned Dollar General's sweetened $9.1 billion all-cash bid earlier this month, saying the offer still did not address antitrust concerns.

  • Family Dollar: States probing Dollar General bid Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:14 PM ET
    A Family Dollar store on July 28, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida.

    Family Dollar Stores Inc said certain state attorney generals have notified it that they will investigate Dollar General Corp's takeover bid.

  • Wal-Bank? Wal-Mart to offer checking accounts Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 6:48 AM ET
    A Walmart employee facilitating a transaction for a Walmart money services customer in Massachusetts in June 2014.

    Wal-Mart is teaming up with Green Dot to supply checking accounts to almost anyone over 18 who passes an ID check. The NYT reports.

  • Icahn wins three board seats at Hertz, shares jump Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    Hertz invited Icahn's nominees onto the board less than four weeks after the New York- based investor announced that he had become the company's biggest investor with an 8.7 percent stake and that he planned to push management for changes.

  • BOSTON, Sept 11- Some Dollar Tree Inc investors are crossing their fingers the company doesn't succeed in its $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc, saying it could expand and repurchase stock with the $305 million breakup fee while avoiding all the risk of a major acquisition.

  • Sept 10- Dollar General Corp took its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar Stores Inc hostile, directly approaching the shareholders of its smaller rival after being spurned twice by the company.

  • Dollar General gets hostile with Family Dollar Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    A Family Dollar Stores store location in Mansfield, Texas.

    Dollar General took its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar Stores hostile, directly approaching the shareholders of its smaller rival.

  • Early movers: AAPL, TWTR, FDO, DG, MSFT, LE & more Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:40 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick higher after recent weakness Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 10- U.S. stock index futures were a touch higher on Wednesday, suggesting investors found few reasons to jump back into the market even after a recent string of weakness. *The S&P 500 fell sharply on Tuesday, closing under its 14- day moving average for the first time since Aug. 12, a cautious signal for short-term momentum.

  • Dollar General goes hostile with Family Dollar bid Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    Sept 10- Dollar General Corp said it would take its $9.1 billion offer directly to shareholders of Family Dollar Stores Inc, after being spurned twice by its smaller rival. The company said it had started a tender offer to buy all shares of Family Dollar for $80 per share. Reuters reported on Tuesday that Dollar General would go hostile with its offer.