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Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $80 a share
The battle for Family Dollar Stores Inc. escalated on Tuesday, as Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for the second-biggest U.S. dollar-retail chain to $80 a share and took steps to help allay antitrust concerns.
Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar to $9.1 billion  News & Observer
Family Dollar Stores Reaches New 52-Week High at $80.97 (FDO)  sleekmoney
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Manufacturing expands at fastest pace in 3 years
WASHINGTON - Manufacturing expanded in August at the fastest pace in three years as orders grew by the most in a decade, showing U.S.
US Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Pace in 3� Years  ABC News
Manufacturing, construction suggest more vigor  Business Record
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Home Depot investigates credit-card data breach
NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it's looking into "unusual activity" and that it's working with both banks and law ...
Hackers may have stolen credit data from Home Depot  CNBC
Home Depot Shares Drop After Chain Investigates Data Breach  Bloomberg
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Easy Money Failing to Spur Turnaround for Europe
FRANKFURT - It is getting harder and harder to find free parking for large sums of euros. In a battered regional economy further shaken by Russia's tensions with Ukraine, European investors' search for safety has become so desperate that some are even ...
Eurozone: Draghi's new deal  Financial Times
Euro hits 1-year low vs dollar on ECB bets; sterling falls  CNBC
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Morgan Stanley: 3000 on S&P 500 real possibility
A week after the S&P 500-stock index topped 2000 for the first time, a market strategist at Morgan Stanley says 3000 is a possibility before the economic expansion ends.
Morgan Stanley bull sees a clear path toward S&P 3000  CNBC
Morgan Stanley predicts stock market surge  CNNMoney
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US Stocks Drop After Recent Gains
U.S. stocks fell Tuesday, pulling back from gains in August that were the largest monthly increases for the Dow industrials and the S&P 500 since February.
Dow, S&P 500 end down; Nasdaq rises  Reuters
Stocks mostly lower as S&P 500 clings to 2000  USA TODAY
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Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins
In this July 16, 2013 aerial file photo, the downtown of the city of Detroit is shown. Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr raised more than a few eyebrows a year ago when he took the city into bankruptcy and predicted it would be out by the time his term ...
Live blog: Opening statements begin in Detroit bankruptcy trial  Detroit Free Press
What's at Stake in Detroit's Historic Bankruptcy Trial  Businessweek
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Dunkin' Donuts opens first Southern California shop in Santa Monica
Dunkin' Donuts opened its first traditional store in the Southland in Santa Monica on Tuesday. Dunkin' Donuts opened its first traditional store in the Southland in Santa Monica on Tuesday.
How Dunkin' Donuts Convinced Californians to Stand in a Massive Line  Businessweek
Santa Monica is Really Excited About Their Dunkin' Donuts  Boston.com
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Tesla Jumps as Stifel Projects Share Price to Reach $400
Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA:US) rose to a record high after a Stifel Nicolaus & Co. report cited the electric-car maker's increasing production and said it may be worth $400 a share even before it starts making a lower-priced model.
Tesla's Biggest Bull: Durability, Profitability 'Do Not Matter'  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) One of the Best Run Stocks Ever: Cramer  Insider Monkey (blog)
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1-800-Flowers to buy Harry & David
The Carle Place, N.Y.-based firm said Tuesday it has agreed to purchase gourmet fruit gift provider Harry & David Holdings Inc. for $142.5 million.
Medford-based Harry & David sold to 1-800-Flowers.com for $142.5 million  The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
1-800-FLOWERS buying Harry & David for $142.5M  Albany Democrat Herald
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