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  • Dollar General CEO Rick Dreiling plans to retire Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    June 27- Dollar General Corp said Chief Executive Rick Dreiling would retire effective May 30, 2015 or upon the appointment of a successor. Dreiling, 60, has served as the discount retailer's CEO since January 2008.

  • Early movers: DRI, ORCL, BAC, TWTR, S, SHPG & more Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:36 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • June 19- Activist investor Carl Icahn asked struggling retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc to put itself up for sale immediately, threatening a proxy war to replace the company's entire board if a sale process was not started.

  • After-hours buzz: Oracle, Smith & Wesson & more Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday: Oracle, Smith & Wesson & more.

  • Icahn threatens proxy war if Family Dollar is not sold Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 4:10 PM ET
    A Family Dollar Stores store location in Mansfield, Texas.

    Activist investor Carl Icahn said in a letter to firm CEO Howard Levine that "it is imperative that Family Dollar be put up for sale immediately."

  • Cramer hates this stock—Icahn loves it Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Last week Carl Icahn revealed an almost 10 percent stake in Family Dollar, a company Jim Cramer has hated for quite some time. What gives?

  • U.S. stocks tallied slight gains on Monday, with benchmark indexes again closing at records.

  • *Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks were nearly flat on Monday after the Dow and S&P 500 hit intraday record highs again on more deal news, while Wall Street's fear gauge rebounded.

  • Why Carl Icahn has Family Dollar in his crosshairs Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:56 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Photos taken by retail analyst Brian Sozzi show why Carl Icahn is targeting Family Dollar. The situation there is only getting worse.

  • *Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday, pushing the Dow and S&P 500 to intraday record highs again after a series of deals, though Wall Street's fear gauge also bounced back. Merck& Co said it has agreed to buy Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc in a deal valued at about $3.85 billion.

  • Icahn reported on Friday a 9.39 percent stake in Family Dollar and said he was considering to push the $6.89 billion company for a merger with rival Dollar General Corp.. Family Dollar's shares rose as much as 16 percent to $70.30 on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, while Dollar General's shares rose as much as 14 percent to $65.97.

  • Midday movers: Apple, McDonald's, NeuStar & More Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 12:01 PM ET
    NYSE EuroNext flag hangs outside the NYSE.

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • Family Dollar adopts poison pill after Icahn stake Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    Shoppers exit a Family Dollar store in Belleville, New Jersey.

    Family Dollar adopted a one-year poison pill with a trigger of 10 percent, two days after Carl Icahn reported a stake in the company.

  • *Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks advanced on Monday, boosted by a number of major acquisition deals, though gains were slight with key indexes continuing to hover around records. While Wall Street's upward trend looks intact, traders may need new catalysts to bid the market up further lest the momentum runs out of steam.

  • June 9- Family Dollar Stores Inc adopted a one-year poison pill with a trigger of 10 percent, two days after activist investor Carl Icahn reported a stake in the company and said he would consider pushing for a merger with Dollar General Corp..

  • Family Dollar adopts poison pill after Icahn stake Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    June 9- Family Dollar Stores Inc adopted a one-year poison pill with a trigger of 10 percent, two days after activist investor Carl Icahn reported a stake in the company. Icahn reported a 9.39 percent stake in the company on Friday, making him its largest shareholder.

  • *Apple may see heavy action following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stock index futures pointed to modest losses at the open on Monday, as a rash of corporate deals weren't enough reason for investors to keep buying following a rally that has taken major indexes to repeated record highs.

  • Early movers: TSN, AAPL, TIME, MRK & more Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • June 6- Hedge fund billionaire Carl Icahn became the largest shareholder in Family Dollar Stores Inc after reporting a 9.39 percent stake in the company on Friday, and said he may seek representation on its board. Shares of Family Dollar, struggling under declining sales, rose as much as 12 percent in extended trade on Friday.

  • June 6- Activist investor Carl Icahn has reported a 9.39 percent stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc and said he could push for major changes or a sale of the company. Shares of Family Dollar, struggling under declining sales and profit, rose as much as 10 percent in extended trading on Friday.