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  • 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...

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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.

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  • Family Dollar is being pursued by both Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc, which see an acquisition of the company as way to help fend off rising competition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Amazon.com Inc.. Family Dollar has agreed to be bought by smaller rival Dollar Tree for about $8.5 billion in cash and stock, saying Dollar General's $9.1 billion all-cash...

  • *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 straight day of gains after the S&P 500 snapped a five-day losing skid and ahead of data on the labor market.

  • Family Dollar 1st-qtr profit nearly halves Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    Jan 8- Family Dollar Stores Inc, the target of two rival U.S. dollar store chains, reported a 47 percent drop in quarterly profit as margins fell due to higher discounting. The No. 2 U.S. discount retailer's net income fell to $41.4 million, or 36 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 29, from $78 million, or 68 cents per share, a year earlier. The company's...

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    Weekly jobless claims is the data du jour Thursday as markets countdown to Friday's December employment report.

  • Market could still fail the 'first-five-day test' Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 7:58 PM ET
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    Weekly jobless claims is the data du jour Thursday as markets countdown to Friday's December employment report.

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  • These 5 chains get a boost from lower gas prices Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
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    An analysis shows that many retailers actually see sales decline when oil prices fall. That may not be the case this time around.

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  • Dollar General trims sales guidance Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:43 PM ET
    A customer walks into a Dollar General store near Montpelier, Vermont.

    Dollar General reined in its full-year sales forecast and said it remained committed to buying Family Dollar Stores.

  • Early Movers: SHLD, LB, EXPR, ARO, TWX & more Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
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