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  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks surged on Monday, with the Nasdaq closing at a 14- year high as increasing homebuilder confidence and hopes for receding tensions in Russia gave investors reasons to make bigger bets on the equity market.

  • Dollar General and Monster are big market movers Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Dollar General Corp., up $6.68 to $64.14. The discounter started a bidding war for rival Family Dollar, offering $8.95 billion as it tries to trump a Dollar Tree bid.

  • Nasdaq ends at 14-year high as global worries abate Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    Stocks rose on Monday as Ukraine and Russia talked about a potential truce and a round of M&A bolstered sentiment.

  • US stocks move higher; Dollar General jumps Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A bidding contest for a discount retailer and easing concerns about Ukraine helped send U.S. stock indexes higher. Dollar General jumped 12 percent after the company made a bid to buy Family Dollar. United Continental and American Airlines each climbed 4 percent.

  • *Russia: Humanitarian convoy issue resolved, but no cease-fire. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks surged on Monday, with the Dow up roughly 1 percent and the Nasdaq at a 14- year high as increasing homebuilder confidence and hopes for receding tensions between Russia and Ukraine brightened investors' view of the outlook for equities.

  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. Russia said all issues related to its humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made toward a ceasefire or political solution to the fighting in the east of the country after talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Sunday.

  • US stocks move higher; Family Dollar jumps Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are moving higher, following big gains in Europe and the latest moves in corporate dealmaking. A bidding war for Family Dollar sent that company's stock higher. Family Dollar rose 5 percent after Dollar General offered to pay about $9 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stock prices jumped on Monday, joining equities rallies in Europe, as investors breathed easier over the crisis in Ukraine and knocked oil prices to lows not seen in more than a year. Russia denied its forces had crossed into Ukraine.

  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. Russia said all issues related to its humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made toward a ceasefire or political solution to the fighting in the east of the country after talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Sunday.

  • Big bucks bidding war breaks out for Family Dollar Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
    A Family Dollar Stores store location in Mansfield, Texas.

    Dollar General is making a competing bid of about $9.7 billion for Family Dollar Stores.

  • US stocks open higher; Family Dollar jumps Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening higher, following gains in Europe. A bidding war for Family Dollar sent that company's stock higher. Family Dollar rose 5 percent after Dollar General offered to pay about $9 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid.

  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. *Russia said all issues related to its humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made toward a ceasefire or political solution to the fighting in the east of the country after talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Sunday.

  • Stocks seen higher, Ukraine fears recede Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, tracking gains in Europe and recovering from losses witnessed on Friday.

  • Aug 18- Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.95 billion, trumping an offer by Dollar Tree Inc, to strengthen its position as the No. 1 U.S. discount retailer. Both Dollar General and Dollar Tree have some capacity to go a little bit higher with the offer price, " Telsey Advisory Group analyst Joseph Feldman said.

  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. *Russia said all issues related to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made in talks toward a ceasefire or political solution to the fighting in the east of the country after talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Sunday.

  • Early movers: FDO, DG, HD, CBS, TSLA, GOOG & more Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Aug 18- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.95 billion, trumping an offer by Dollar Tree Inc.. Dollar General's offer of $78.50 per share in cash represents a premium of 3.2 percent to Family Dollar's Friday close.

  • Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Dollar General, the nation's largest dollar-store chain, started a bidding war on Monday when it offered approximately $8.95 billion for rival Family Dollar. It was an attempt to trump Dollar Tree, which agreed to acquire Family Dollar for $8.5 billion made last month.

  • Dollar General makes counter bid for Family Dollar Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    Aug 18- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $78.50 per share in cash, trumping an offer by Dollar Tree Inc. The deal, at an enterprise value of $9.7 billion, was proposed in a letter to Family Dollar's board.

  • Asia stocks rise after US gains, Ukraine diplomacy Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Dollar General jumped after making a bid for retailer Family Dollar, a rival discount store. The offer topped a bid made last month by Dollar Tree, another discount retailer. Investors had become skittish on concerns that the tensions between Russia and Ukraine were escalating.