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UPDATE 6-Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar to stave off competition
... * Carl Icahn nets about $200 mln through deal, wants more. * Expects one or more potential buyers to surface. * Company to beat Dollar General as top N. America discount chain.
Family Dollar acquisition: 4 things we know, and 3 we don't [The ...  Businessweek
Dollar Stores' Growth Bill Coming Due  Wall Street Journal
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FAA Seeks $12 Million Fine for Southwest Repair Violations
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 preparing to land at Love Field in Dallas. The F.A.A. is proposing a $12 million fine against Southwest for repair violations.
FAA proposes $12M fine against Southwest for repairs  USA TODAY
FAA Proposes $12M Fine Against Southwest Over Repair Allegations  TIME
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Why Were Herbalife Earnings Such a Disappointment?
July 28 (Bloomberg) -- Herbalife, the nutrition company facing a U.S. regulatory probe, posted second-quarter profit that trailed analysts' estimates as sales volumes declined in the Americas.
Herbalife profits are below expectations; shares fall after-hours  Los Angeles Times
Herbalife stock tumbles on earnings miss  CNNMoney
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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday
U.S. stocks ended little changed as traders waited for key economic and earnings reports later this week. A handful of mergers drove some trading in an otherwise quiet day.
Stocks End Little Changed Ahead of Earnings Rush  ABC News
Stocks End The Day Little Changed  KWTX
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UPDATE 5-Property website Zillow to buy rival Trulia to cut costs
... * Deal for $3.5 bln, or $70.53 per share, in stock. * See at least $100 mln cost savings per year by 2016. * Trulia shares rise as much as 20 pct to $67.49 (Adds Zillow CEO comments, updates shares).
Zillow to acquire Trulia for $3.5B  Charlotte Observer
How the Zillow-Trulia deal affects online home search  MarketWatch
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Lloyds Bank Settles With US, UK Over Market Fixing
Lloyds Banking Group is paying $369 million to U.S. and British authorities to settle allegations it manipulated a key global interest rate.
Throw crooked bankers in jail: Clamour grows as Bank of England chief says ...  Daily Mail
Every little hurts as Lloyds traders scam an Old Lady  Financial Times
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Airbnb targets the business traveller
AIRBNB: This crowdsourced accommodation platform allows ordinary people to put up their places, spaces and spare rooms for other users to stay in, but it doesn't always turn out well.
Airbnb Expands Into Business Travel  New York Times (blog)
Airbnb Targeting Business Travelers With Concur Partnership  Headlines & Global News
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How Market Basket Keeps Prices Low
Feuding cousins aside, three things come up regularly when conversation turns to Market Basket's business operations. There's the low prices.
Market Basket Boycott Enters Second Week  WGBH NEWS
Market Basket board meets as discontent continues  WMUR Manchester
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Darden CEO to Step Down Amid Olive Garden Troubles
Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster.
UPDATE 1-Darden CEO Clarence Otis to step down, stock jumps  Reuters
Darden Restaurants CEO to Step Down After Activist Battle  Bloomberg
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Good News and Gloom for Medicare, Wrapped in a Mystery
Medicare got some good news Monday, when the trustees who oversee its finances announced that the fund that pays for hospital care will remain solvent until 2030, four years longer than its forecast from last year.
Medicare's own health looking better, report says  Bloomington Pantagraph
Medicare will be solvent until 2030; Social Security until 2034, report says  Long Beach Press-Telegram
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