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  • Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers. On Monday, Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser noted that his company and Family Dollar have different business models.

  • Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    July 28- U.S. discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for an enterprise value of about $9.2 billion.

  • Stocks pause as traders await key economic news Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Family Dollar rose the most in the Standard& Poor's 500 index— with a 25 percent gain— after Dollar Tree announced plans to buy the rival discount store for roughly $8.5 billion. Family Dollar's stock surged $15.08 to $75.74. Trulia jumped on news that Zillow, a rival real-estate listing service, was buying it for $3.5 billion.

  • Big to-do list awaits Wal-Mart's new US head Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    CEO of Wal-Mart China, Greg Foran, attends a news conference in Beijing. He will take over the reins of Wal-Mart U.S. on Aug. 9.

    Analysts said there's much work to be done at Wal-Mart, which has posted negative domestic same-stores sales for the past five quarters.

  • How Amazon stock has been outperforming rivals Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:52 PM ET
    Amazon Fresh trucks at a warehouse in Inglewood, Calif.

    Even with this week's weakness, Amazon.com stock has been outperforming rival retailers though it will likely face a fairly volatile trading day after it reports.

  • NRF cuts retail sales growth forecast for 2014 Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Shoppers at Somerset Collection shopping mall in Troy, Mich.

    Slow growth during the first half of the year caused the National Retail Federation to lower its retail sales forecast for 2014.

  • Icahn: Heads should have rolled on Wall Street Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:28 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn defended the role of activist investors like him, saying that too many companies are being run by "morons" who need oversight.

  • Peltz: There 'could be' a proxy contest at Pepsi Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    Nelson Peltz hinted at a potential for a proxy contest at Pepsi, one of his hedge fund's holdings.

  • CEO explanations v excuses: A Jim Cramer guide Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    You deserve detailed explanations for underperformance. But how can you tell a reasonable explanation from an elaborate excuse?

  • Earnings season is all about the consumer: trader Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    Traders will be watching earnings to see if the rebounding consumer will now be the engine of economic growth, says NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari.

  • Retail rut? CEOs blame the economy Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:24 PM ET
    A shopper carries his bags along Lincoln Road Mall in Miami, Beach Florida.

    If not the weather, what can retail CEOs blame for sluggish traffic? It's the economy, some say.

  • Stocks end lower; recoup most of Portugal-related drop Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:18 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks declined Thursday, tracking European shares, on worries about one of Portugal's top banks.

  • July 10- Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc, under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to sell itself, said its profit fell by a third as the company cleared inventory ahead of planned store closures and competition intensified.

  • Take shelter! Housing remodeling boom may be done Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:18 AM ET
    In Summerville, S.C., 84 Lumber workers load a container of US-manufactured building materials bound for Mongolia.

    Is the housing remodeling boom over? A status update from Lumber Liquidator is acting as a possible canary in the coal mine.

  • UPDATE 1-Family Dollar profit falls by a third Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    July 10- Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc, under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to sell itself, said its profit fell by a third as the company cleared inventory ahead of store closures and competition intensified.

  • Early movers: UNH, BAC, IBM, COST, LL, WDFC & more Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Family Dollar profit falls by a third Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    Family Dollar store

    Family Dollar's earnings fell by a third as the company resorted to discounts to clear inventory and competition intensified.

  • Family Dollar profit falls by a third Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    July 10- Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc's quarterly profit fell by a third as the company resorted to discounts to clear inventory and competition intensified.

  • Look for strong numbers when retailers report Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:57 PM ET
    Storage bins sit on display for sale at a Container Store Group Inc. location in New York.

    The Container Store tanks after disappointing earnings. Other retail reports shouldn't be that bad.

  • US stocks await start of Q2 earnings Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:45 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Tuesday, as second-quarter earnings season gets underway.