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  • 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
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    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 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.

  • Aug 14- Top U.S. hedge fund managers did some shopping for shares of discount retailer Dollar General Corp and drug store operator Walgreen Co in the second quarter.

  • For bears, market riddled with landmines: Cramer Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    In this market, negative bets can cost you an arm and a leg.

  • Daniel Loeb's Third Point added 1 million shares of Dollar General, raising his stake by 33 percent, while Blue Ridge Capital, founded by Tiger Cub John Griffin, nearly doubled its stake in Walgreen when it bought 2.8 million shares.

  • Midday movers: Family Dollar Stores, Target & More Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
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    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • 13 retail tactics: Are they working? Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
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    Retailers are getting creative to try to jump-start the consumer. Here are 13 of the latest tactics. Brian Sozzi gives them the thumbs up or thumbs down.

  • Aug 5- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp is considering a rival bid to Dollar Tree Inc' s $8.5 billion offer for Family Dollar Stores Inc, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Dollar General shares were up 3 percent at $57.62 on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

  • Dollar General mulls Family Dollar bid: Report Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Dollar General is mulling a bid for Family Dollar, which would challenge Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion takeover, Bloomberg reported.

  • Early movers: TGT, TWC, CI, WFM, YELP, FDO & more Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:49 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • *Keeps full-year adj profit forecast of $7- $7.25/ share. July 30- Energizer Holdings Inc said it intends to spin off by next July its struggling household products business, which includes Energizer and Eveready batteries.

  • Hope you didn't sell these 13 stocks in May Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:07 PM ET
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    Investors would hope they didn't sell the 13 S&P 500 stocks that have blasted 25% higher or more since May 1. USA Today reports.

  • Icahn cuts stake in Family Dollar Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    July 29- Activist investor Carl Icahn cut his stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc, a day after the company agreed to be bought by rival discount chain Dollar Tree Inc for $8.5 billion. Icahn said he was "determined" to dispose part of his stake rather than wait for the deal to close or for higher offers to emerge.

  • Carl Icahn cuts stake in Family Dollar Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Icahn cut his stake in Family Dollar Stores to 6.03% as of Tuesday from a previously reported stake of around 9.39%, according to a SEC filing.

  • *Company to beat Dollar General as top N. America discount chain. July 28- Dollar Tree Inc agreed to buy rival discount chain Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.5 billion to fend off growing competition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and fellow discounter Dollar General Corp..

  • *Dollar Tree offers to buy Family Dollar; deal valued at $9.2 bln. Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival discount chain Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion. Zillow Inc agreed to buy Trulia Inc for $3.5 billion in stock in a deal that would combine the two most popular U.S. real estate website operators Trulia's shares jumped 15.4 percent to $65.04.