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Family Dollar Rejects Dollar General Bid on Antitrust Issue
Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO:US) spurned a $9 billion offer from Dollar General Corp. in favor of a lower bid from Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR:US), saying it was concerned the Dollar General deal wouldn't be able to pass antitrust hurdles.
Family Dollar rejects Dollar General's acquisition bid  USA TODAY
Family Dollar rejects bid from Dollar General  CNNMoney
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US jobless claims fall, bolster labor market outlook
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions.
Jobless Claims in U.S. Declined More Than Forecast Last Week  Bloomberg
US Jobless Claims Fall  Wall Street Journal
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US stocks: Futures up after claims; S&P eyes record
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - U.S. stock futures moved north Thursday, though they trimmed their gains slightly following a report on weekly jobless claims that roughly matched expectations.
US Index Futures Advance With S&P 500 Near Record  Businessweek
U.S. Futures Rise With S&P 500 Near Record Before Meeting  Bloomberg
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Beijing Faces Pressure to Spur China's Economic Growth
SHENZHEN, China�China's economy faces an uphill battle for the rest of 2014, adding pressure on Beijing to step up government spending or free up money to spur growth.
Euro steadies at 11-month low as dollar reigns  Reuters
French economy going nowhere: now on track for nine straight months of zero ...  Telegraph.co.uk
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Market Watch: UPS Data Breach, Car Recalls and Welfare Stats
Payment card information for United Parcel Service (UPS) customers may be at risk, and more than a third of all people in the U.S.
UPS reports security breach, customer data compromised at 51 franchises  Tech Times
UPS Reveals Data Breach  GovInfoSecurity.com
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JSE flat as traders await Yellen's speech
THE JSE was flat at midday on Thursday as market participants traded cautiously ahead of US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen's address at Jackson Hole.
Dramas to match scenery at Jackson Hole  Financial Times
Mix of data ahead of Jackson Hole  NASDAQ
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Life isn't so sweet for the new Twinkie
The new Twinkie is getting creamed by the competition. Just 13 months after returning the snack cake to grocery stores, Hostess Brands admits that business is soft.
Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work  WDSU New Orleans
Hostess to close Schiller Park bakery  Crain's Chicago Business
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Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.
Russia Is Closing McDonald's Restaurants Over Health Violations  TIME
Russia watchdog shuts four McDonald's in Moscow  BBC News
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Bank of America to pay record $16.6 billion to settle mortgage claims
This Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows a Bank of America sign in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke, AP). By Jim Puzzanghera contact the reporter · MortgagesBankingBank of America Corp.
After Bank of America's expected $16bn settlement: banking fines in full  The Guardian
Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement  USA TODAY
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HP snaps 11-quarter revenue decline streak; profit matches estimates
HP is undergoing a major overhaul aimed at cutting costs and re-orienting itself toward higher-margin businesses such as computing infrastructure.
HP revenue inches up after years of decline  gulfnews.com
Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) Aims To Focus Towards Businesses With ...  StockWise Daily
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