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  • Corning and Windstream are big market movers Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Corning Inc., down $2.05 to $20. CenturyLink Inc., up $2.19 to $39.90.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 43 or. 4 percent, to $117.12. Target fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $60.30. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 26 or. 3 percent, to $75.71.

  • *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..

  • Family Dollar and Trulia are big market movers Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Family Dollar Stores Inc., up $15.08 to $75.74. The discount retailer is being bought for $8.5 billion by rival Dollar Tree, which is significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 23 or. 2 percent, to $117.32. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $75.80.

  • Icahn: More buyers could surface for Family Dollar Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    A Family Dollar Store in Mansfield, Texas.

    Activist investor Carl Icahn said he is hopeful more potential buyers will surface for Family Dollar.

  • A look at how Dollar Tree, Family Dollar differ Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Dollar Tree is stepping up its fight for penny-pinching customers. On Monday, the discounter said it would acquire rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, making it the biggest player in the dollar store category. Despite their names, Dollar Store and Family Dollar vary in their business models.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 61 or. 5 percent, to $116.94. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 48 or. 6 percent, to $75.49.

  • July 28- Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, in a deal the companies said would create North America's leading discount retailer. Dollar Tree's offer of $74.50 per share in cash and stock represents a premium of about 23 percent over Family Dollar's close of $60.66 on Friday.

  • Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers. On Monday, Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser noted that his company and Family Dollar have different business models.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 25- Amazon.com Inc's message to investors has always been clear: trust in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Some on Wall Street wonder if Amazon may have bitten off more than it can chew.

  • Early movers: SBUX, V, AMZN, WMT, Z, XOM & more Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • SHANGHAI, July 25- Shanghai Husi Food, the U.S.-owned Chinese food supplier at the center of a meat safety scandal, won a court case earlier this year against a former quality control officer whose claims included that he was made to forge meat production dates. He said Shanghai Husi, which is owned by privately-held Illinois- based OSI Group, ignored his pleas.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 55 or. 5 percent, to $118.14. Target rose$. 26 or. 4 percent, to $60.99. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 64 or. 8 percent, to $76.35.

  • Stocks hold steady at close; S&P settles at record Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed little changed on Thursday, with the S&P touching highs, as investors weighed mostly upbeat earnings and mixed economic reports.

  • Big to-do list awaits Wal-Mart's new US head Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    CEO of Wal-Mart China, Greg Foran, attends a news conference in Beijing. He will take over the reins of Wal-Mart U.S. on Aug. 9.

    Analysts said there's much work to be done at Wal-Mart, which has posted negative domestic same-stores sales for the past five quarters.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:18 p.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    Fewer and fewer US layoffs mean job security is as strong as it's been in more than 8 years IMF cuts global growth forecast because of slowdowns in US, Russia and emerging markets Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims involving thousands of Colombian deaths Stocks pause in early afternoon trading as Caterpillar, homebuilders offset better earnings Revenue increases lift 2 Q profits at airlines, which share the bounty with investors General Motors 2 Q profit falls 85 pct., drained by massive recall costs Ford's second quarter net profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion as Europe makes money again US new-home sales tumble 8.1 percent in June to annual rate of 406,000 $300 million later, Social Security trying to salvage computer system that doesn't work Wal-Mart promotes exec of Asia division Greg Foran as new CEO of Wal-Mart US stores

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:46 p.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims involving thousands of Colombian deaths Stocks pause in early afternoon trading as Caterpillar, homebuilders offset better earnings IMF cuts global growth forecast because of slowdowns in US, Russia and emerging markets $300 million later, Social Security trying to salvage computer system that doesn't work Officials: Missing Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people' probably crashed' in northern Mali AmerisourceBergen reports 3 Q loss following a profitable quarter a year ago General Motors 2 Q profit falls 85 pct., drained by massive recall costs Ford's second quarter net profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion as Europe makes money again Wal-Mart promotes exec of Asia division Greg Foran as new CEO of Wal-Mart US stores Morgan Stanley paying $275 M to settle SEC charges over sales of risky mortgage bonds

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 30 or. 3 percent, to $117.89. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 71 or. 9 percent, to $76.28.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:08 p.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    Stocks inch higher at midday after United, Ford report better results; homebuilders hit hard IMF cuts global growth forecast because of slowdowns in US, Russia and emerging markets French foreign minister: Missing Air Algerie plane' probably crashed' in northern Mali General Motors 2 Q profit falls 85 pct., drained by massive recall costs Ford's second quarter net profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion as Europe makes money again Wal-Mart promotes exec of Asia division Greg Foran as new CEO of Wal-Mart US stores Morgan Stanley paying $275 M to settle SEC charges over sales of risky mortgage bonds Under Armour 2 Q revenue soars 34 percent and raises outlook; shares hit an all-time high US new-home sales tumble 8.1 percent in June to annual rate of 406,000 Nokia says Q2 profit up 20 percent, gives upbeat outlook after sale of troubled handset unit