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  • Jan 14- Changing their previous stance, two influential proxy advisory firms advised Family Dollar Stores Inc shareholders to vote for the retailer's acquisition by Dollar Tree Inc, saying the deal offered more certainty of closure. The proxy advisory firm had asked Family Dollar's shareholders in December to oppose Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion...

  • Stock market looks to earnings as possible lifeline Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 5:08 PM ET
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    With the U.S. stock market in an extended funk, earnings offer at least a temporary escape route.

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  • Jan 14- Institutional Shareholder Services advised Family Dollar Stores Inc shareholders to vote for the retailer's acquisition by Dollar Tree Inc, reversing its previous stance. ISS asked Family Dollar's shareholders in December to oppose Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion cash-and-stock offer, delay voting on the deal and consider Dollar General Corp's...

  • ISS changes stance, backs Family Dollar-Dollar Tree deal Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    Jan 14- Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services advised Family Dollar Stores Inc's shareholders to vote for the retailer's deal to be acquired by Dollar Tree Inc, reversing its previous recommendation. ISS had asked Family Dollar's shareholders in December to oppose the Dollar Tree offer and postpone a Dec. 23 meeting to vote on the deal.

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  • Early movers: TIF, DLTR, CZR, MS, GM & more Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:58 AM ET
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  • Dollar Tree: Unload 300 stores to buy Family Dollar Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:49 AM ET
    A Dollar Tree store, July 28, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

    Dollar Tree said it expects to divest less than 300 stores to buy larger rival Family Dollar Stores.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, a development that potentially complicates the companies' efforts to win U.S. approval for a deal. Family Dollar, the No. 2 U.S. discount retailer, had previously disclosed...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, a development that potentially complicates the companies' efforts to win U.S. approval for a deal. Family Dollar had previously disclosed that state attorneys general...

  • Stocks surge again; Apple's best day since April Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:20 PM ET
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    Stocks surged Thursday as oil steadied and on thinking central banks would buttress the global economy.

  • Discounting nearly halves Family Dollar 1Q profit Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    A Family Dollar store on July 28, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida.

    Family Dollar Stores, the target of two rival U.S. dollar store chains, reported a 47 percent drop in profit as margins fell due to big discounting.

  • *Family Dollar slips after earnings. *Brent crude holds above $51 a barrel. "Jobless claims they were about in line, maybe a little weaker than expected but the jobs market still points to jobs growth," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.

  • *Family Dollar falls after earnings. *Brent crude holds above $51 a barrel. "Jobless claims they were about in line, maybe a little weaker than expected but the jobs market still points to jobs growth," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.

  • *Family Dollar falls in premarket after earnings. *Brent crude holds above $51 a barrel. NEW YORK, Jan 8- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, putting equities on track for a second day of gains after the S&P 500 snapped a five-day losing skid and ahead of data on the labor market.

  • Early movers: COST, FDO, GOOG, HLF, GM & more Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
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  • Family Dollar is being pursued by both Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc, which see an acquisition of the company as way to help fend off rising competition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Amazon.com Inc.. Family Dollar has agreed to be bought by smaller rival Dollar Tree for about $8.5 billion in cash and stock, saying Dollar General's $9.1 billion all-cash...

  • *Family Dollar falls in premarket after earnings. *Brent crude holds above $51 a barrel. NEW YORK, Jan 8- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, putting equities on track for a second straight day of gains after the S&P 500 snapped a five-day losing skid and ahead of data on the labor market.

  • Family Dollar 1st-qtr profit nearly halves Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    Jan 8- Family Dollar Stores Inc, the target of two rival U.S. dollar store chains, reported a 47 percent drop in quarterly profit as margins fell due to higher discounting. The No. 2 U.S. discount retailer's net income fell to $41.4 million, or 36 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 29, from $78 million, or 68 cents per share, a year earlier. The company's...

  • Wall Street breaks 2015 losing streak Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 5:57 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Weekly jobless claims is the data du jour Thursday as markets countdown to Friday's December employment report.