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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 Stores Inc said certain state attorney generals have notified it that they will investigate Dollar General Corp's takeover bid.
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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 took its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar Stores hostile, directly approaching the shareholders of its smaller rival.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
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.
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.
*Payrolls data weaker than expected. NEW YORK, Sept 5- U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday, lifting the S&P 500 to a fresh closing high, after a weaker-than-expected jobs report was taken as a sign that the Federal Reserve will not begin raising interest rates anytime soon.
Sept 5- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's sweetened takeover bid, saying the offer still did not address antitrust concerns, raising the prospect that the No. 1 U.S. deep discount chain will go "hostile" with its offer.
Some of Friday's midday movers:
Sept 5- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's $9.1 billion sweetened takeover offer, saying the offer did not address antitrust concerns and was unlikely to be approved.
Sept 5- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's $9.1 billion sweetened takeover offer, saying it was not reasonably likely to be completed on the terms proposed.
NEW YORK, Sept 5- Dollar General Corp's sweetened $9.1 billion proposal to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc may fall short of allaying its smaller rival's fears U.S. antitrust regulators will block the deal, according to two sources familiar with the matter.