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  • June 9- Family Dollar Stores Inc adopted a one-year poison pill with a trigger of 10 percent, two days after activist investor Carl Icahn reported a stake in the company and said he would consider pushing for a merger with Dollar General Corp..

  • June 9- Allergan Inc shareholders have told activist investor William Ackman, who along with Valeant Pharmaceuticals is trying to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc that they would support a deal at $180 per share, Ackman said Monday.

  • Family Dollar adopts poison pill after Icahn stake Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    June 9- Family Dollar Stores Inc adopted a one-year poison pill with a trigger of 10 percent, two days after activist investor Carl Icahn reported a stake in the company. Icahn reported a 9.39 percent stake in the company on Friday, making him its largest shareholder.

  • June 8- Tyson Foods Inc prevailed over Pilgrim's Pride Corp in a bidding war between meat processors over Hillshire Brands Co, with an increased offer valuing the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages at $8.55 billion including debt. Pilgrim's Pride said it had withdrawn its offer.

  • MOSCOW, June 9- Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's envoy to the European Union, said on Monday EU moves against the Moscow- led South Stream gas pipeline project could be considered as "economic sanctions by stealth", Itar-Tass news agency quoted him as saying.

  • June 9- Morgan Stanley is selling its stake in oil pipeline company TransMontaigne Inc to NGL Energy Partners LP for $200 million as the bank slims down its commodities business. Morgan Stanley said on Monday the sale includes its general partner and limited partner interests in TransMontaigne Partners LP.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 9- Recent college graduates will soon face the first payment on their student loans, even as millions of families nationwide wonder how they'll settle the rising cost of college.

  • June 9- McDonald's Corp reported better-than-expected global sales at established restaurants in May, helped by strong demand in China, but sales in the United States continued to fall. The United States accounted for 31 percent of McDonald's revenue in 2013. The company does not break out sales for China.

  • *Apple may see heavy action following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stock index futures pointed to modest losses at the open on Monday, as a rash of corporate deals weren't enough reason for investors to keep buying following a rally that has taken major indexes to repeated record highs.

  • BEIJING, June 9- China's central bank said it will cut the level of deposits for banks with sizeable lending to the farming sector and small- and medium-sized firms, a move the government had flagged in May.

  • Morgan Stanley to sell stake in TransMontaigne Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    June 9- Morgan Stanley is selling its stake in oil pipeline company TransMontaigne Inc to NGL Energy Partners LP for $200 million, as the bank slims down its commodities business. Morgan Stanley said the sale includes its general partner and limited partner interests in TransMontaigne Partners LP. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014..

  • June 9- Chipmaker Analog Devices Inc said it would buy Hittite Microwave Corp in a deal valued at $2 billion to strengthen its radio frequency and signal conversion chip offerings. Analog will pay $78 per share in cash, which represents a premium of 28.8 percent to Hittite's Friday close of $60.56 per share.

  • LONDON, June 9- Gold edged above $1,250 an ounce in thin volumes on Monday, but remained vulnerable to losses as a rally in stocks following reassuring U.S. jobs data curbed the metal's appeal as an alternative investment.

  • *No sale this year of Rostelecom shares. MOSCOW, June 9- Russia is putting off the planned privatization of three companies this year, a government minister was quoted as saying on Monday, the latest delay in a program increasingly held hostage by economic uncertainty linked to the crisis in Ukraine.

  • CAIRO, June 9- Newly inaugurated President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reappointed Egypt's prime minister on Monday, signalling continuity as he sets out to fix the economy and overcome political divisions after a long period of turmoil and bloodshed.

  • NEW YORK, June 9- When Marion Asnes' beloved cat, Herman, was injured by a coyote, she had to make one of life's gut-wrenching decisions. After the incident, Asnes and her husband, who live in Westchester County, New York, raced to the vet to save their pet. Follow-up visits to the vet pushed the tab over $3,000.

  • June 9- Tyson Foods Inc said it reached a "unilaterally binding offer" to buy Hillshire Brands Co for $8.55 billion, including debt, beating out Pilgrim's Pride Corp for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages.

  • *Iran readying improved terms for investors post-sanctions. VIENNA, June 9- A full lifting of sanctions on Iran could spark new rivalries within OPEC as Tehran seeks to reclaim its rank as No. 2 producer from former foe Iraq.

  • MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, June 9- India will likely raise the foreign investment limit in government debt soon, as almost all the allocation has already been taken up as overseas buyers pile into the country's financial markets, said four officials with direct knowledge of the government's thinking.

  • *To buy assets in Ohio, West Virginia for $1.75 bln. June 9- Aubrey McClendon's American Energy Partners LLP said it would acquire oil and gas assets in Texas, Ohio and West Virginia for $4.25 billion.