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  • UPDATE 2-Dollar General seen losing Family Dollar bid Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:49 PM ET

    Jan 15- Dollar General Corp stuck to its estimate of divesting 1,500 stores to win approval for its bid to buy Family Dollar Corp, a move that analysts said could end up handing the company to Dollar Tree Inc.. Dollar General's statement comes a day after two influential proxy advisory firms changed their stance, advising Family Dollar's shareholders to vote for...

  • Dollar General also said the Federal Trade Commission's method to predict potential price increases due to a combination of the company with Family Dollar was controversial and untested. Family Dollar said on Monday that regulators would want many more than 1,500 stores divested by Dollar General and estimated the figure to be around 3,500-4,000. It also...

  • Early movers: BAC, BBY, GOOG, APPL & more Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:28 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Jan 15- Dollar General Corp said it does not expect to divest more than 1,500 stores to gain regulatory approval for its bid to buy smaller rival Family Dollar Corp. Dollar General also said it had discussions with potential buyers for the stores that may be divested. Family Dollar said on Monday that regulators would want many more than 1,500 stores divested by...

  • Stock market looks to earnings as possible lifeline Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:02 AM ET
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    With the U.S. stock market in an extended funk, earnings offer at least a temporary escape route.

  • 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.

  • Midday movers: Freeport-McMoRan, BP, Netflix & more Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:06 PM ET

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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.

  • Lightning Round: Sweet spot of the marketplace Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:04 PM ET
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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 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.