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  • Icahn reports stake in Family Dollar Stores Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    June 6- Activist investor Carl Icahn has reported a 9.39 percent stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc, and said he plans to talk to the convenience store operator about strategies, which may include exploration of strategic alternatives. Shares of Family Dollar, struggling under declining sales and profit, rose about 10 percent in extended trading on Friday.

  • Activist Icahn takes 9% stake in Family Dollar Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 5:04 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    "Hope to continue our streak of value enhancement," Icahn said, in a tweet.

  • June 3- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp said it expects gross margins to improve in the second half of the year as it focuses on more profitable products such as accessories and stationery items priced at $1- $5. Dollar General shares rose as much as 5 percent on Tuesday.

  • June 3- Discount chain Dollar General Corp stuck to its full-year profit forecast despite reporting a first-quarter profit below analysts' estimates. The retailer said it expects to earn $3.45- $3.55 per share for the year ending January 2015.

  • It's time for the Fed to get lost: Michael Farr Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    Traders watch Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speak on during a news conference.

    The market is schizophrenic. It's time for the Fed to get lost — and let the recovery chug along on its own, says Michael Farr.

  • Midday movers: Bon-Ton Stores, DR Horton & More Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • May 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc forecast a profit for the current quarter that fell short of analyst expectations after quarterly sales grew at their slowest pace in nearly five years. One in five of Wal-Mart's customers relies on government food stamps, which can be used instead of cash to buy groceries.

  • April 10- Family Dollar Stores Inc, seeking to reverse declining sales and profit, said on Thursday it is slashing prices to win shoppers, cutting jobs, and shutting hundreds of stores. Family Dollar Chief Executive Howard Levine, on a call with investors, pointed to "a more financially constrained consumer," echoing recent comments from rivals.

  • U.S. stocks fell Thursday, with Wall Street pausing after a two-session win streak.

  • Midday movers: Netflix, Tesla Motors, CBS & More Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • *Bed, Bath& Beyond slumps after earnings. *Bed, Bath& Beyond shares slumped 6 percent to $63.85 before the opening bell after the domestic merchandise retailer reported fourth-quarter earnings. *Family Dollar Stores Inc lost 1.8 percent to $58 in premarket after it reported second-quarter results and gave an outlook that fell short of expectations.

  • U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Thursday, with shares in Asia and Europe boosted after dovish minutes from the latest Fed meeting.

  • April 10- Family Dollar Stores Inc, a convenience store operator, said it would cut jobs, shut about 370 underperforming stores and lower prices on about 1,000 basic items. The job cuts and store closures are expected to reduce annual operating costs by $40 million to $45 million beginning third quarter of fiscal 2014, the company said.

  • Your first trade for Wednesday Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Stocks may be challenged by momentum drop Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 6:54 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Traders are watching to see if once high-flying Internet, social media and biotech names can stabilize or whether they will ensnare the broader market in a bigger downdraft.

  • Will forthcoming earnings and events confirm that the economy is, indeed, growing as the jobs report suggests?

  • Wal-Mart ups the ante on its big bet to go small Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
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    Wal-Mart will accelerate the expansion of its small-format stores—an area analysts have called out as a necessity for the discounter.

  • What investors don't want to hear from Wal-Mart Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    Shareholders are waiting on new CEO Doug McMillon to offer guidance on where Wal-Mart is headed.

  • Analyst calls for Wal-Mart to buy Family Dollar     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Credit Suisse analyst Michael Exstein has a note out suggesting Wal-Mart buys Family Dollar to accelerate its growing small store efforts, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • CNBC's David Faber discusses a note by a Credit Suisse analyst that Wal-Mart should purchase Family Dollar.