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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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  • Family Dollar, the second largest U.S. discount retailer, said it adjourned the meeting as there were not enough votes to adopt the Dollar Tree agreement. Family Dollar agreed to be acquired by Dollar Tree for $8.5 billion in cash and stock after twice rejecting higher all-cash bids from bigger rival Dollar General Corp, citing antitrust concerns.

  • Dec 23- Family Dollar Inc adjourned a special meeting of shareholders to vote on the company's potential acquisition by smaller rival Dollar Tree Inc to Jan. 22 from Tuesday. Family Dollar said it adjourned the meeting as there were not enough votes to adopt the Dollar Tree agreement. Family Dollar agreed to be acquired by Dollar Tree for $8.5 billion in cash and...

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  • A Family Dollar spokesman said the special shareholder meeting to vote on the Dollar Tree deal remains scheduled for Dec. 23. Family Dollar has agreed to be acquired by Dollar Tree for $8.5 billion in cash and stock after twice rejecting higher all cash bids from bigger rival Dollar General Corp, citing antitrust concerns. Dollar General took its $9.1 billion...

  • Dec 19- Family Dollar Inc will delay a shareholder vote on the potential acquisition by Dollar Tree Inc, CNBC said, citing sources. Family Dollar will start the shareholder meeting and then adjourn it, CNBC said. Family Dollar, which rejected an $80 per-share bid from larger rival Dollar General Corp for a lower cash-and-stock deal from Dollar Tree, had earlier...

  • 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.

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  • Dollar Tree posts best sales growth since 2011 Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET
    A Dollar Tree store in Miami, Florida.

    Discount retailer Dollar Tree raised its sales outlook for the year after recording its strongest growth in quarterly same-store sales since 2011.

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