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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar in $9.2 bllion deal [The Virginian-Pilot :: ]
July 28--CHESAPEAKE -- Dollar Tree Inc ., one of Hampton Roads' largest locally based companies, would more than double in size and become the nation's biggest discount retailer in terms of stores with its proposed purchase of rival Family Dollar Stores ...
Why We Spend So Many of Our Dollars at Dollar Stores  TIME
UPDATE 4-Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 bln  Reuters
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How a Zillow-Trulia Merger Could Finally Change the Business of Real Estate
Despite the multitude of online real estate websites, buying a home today remains stubbornly anachronistic, with dual real estate agents, proliferating fees, and reams of old-fashioned paper documents.
Real estate listings giant Zillow to buy rival Trulia for $3.5B in stock  New York Daily News
Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan  Daily Item
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Medicare, Social Security Disability Fund Headed in Different Directions
WASHINGTON�The nation's two biggest entitlement programs are facing competing trends, government trustees said Monday�with Medicare's trust fund rebounding strongly, but Social Security's disability fund on the brink of exhaustion.
CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Slower US healthcare cost rise extending life of ...  Reuters
Trustees: Medicare Now Projected To Remain Solvent Until 2030  Kaiser Health News
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The Things Traders Say, Lloyds Edition
Photo. A Lloyds Bank branch in London.Credit Neil Hall/Reuters. Related Links. Documents: Settlements With Regulators · Interactive Understanding Libor · Lloyds Bank to Pay Nearly $370 Million to Resolve Libor Investigations.
Lloyds Bank Settles With US, UK Over Market Fixing  ABC News
Lloyds fined �218m for rigging fees owed for taxpayer help
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Wall St falls after housing data disappoints
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Monday as weak data on the housing market and services sector were the latest indications of worsening economic conditions, taking the S&P 500 below a key support level.
Wall Street dips as housing data disappoints  Buenos Aires Herald
US stocks head lower; European markets sink
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San Bruno alleges 'cozy' relationship between PG&E, regulators after explosion
San Bruno city officials, furious over what they said were overly friendly communications between utility regulators and Pacific Gas Electric Co.
San Bruno mayor calls for top official's removal from blast probe  SFGate
Emails show PG&E, regulator have 'illegal, inappropriate and ...  San Jose Mercury News
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Yukos shareholders face battle to claim $50bn
Beleaguered shareholders of Yukos could scarcely have imagined when they launched arbitration in 2005 they would one day be awarded $50bn in damages - nor that the ruling would be released into the febrile atmosphere that exists between Russia and ...
UPDATE 6-Court orders Russia to pay $50 bln for seizing Yukos assets  Reuters
Micex to Ruble Decline on Sanctions Threat: Russia Reality Check  Businessweek
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UPDATE 2-Smith & Wesson settles SEC bribery case over firearms sales
(Adds company statement, related sting operation, updates share price). By Jonathan Stempel. July 28 (Reuters) - Smith & Wesson Holding Corp has agreed to pay $2.03 million to settle U.S.
Regulators hit Smith & Wesson with $2 million bribery penalty  Fortune
Smith & Wesson hit by bribery penalty  Financial Times
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Most UK Stocks Drop; Aberdeen Falls on Fund Withdrawals
Most U.K. stocks dropped, with Aberdeen Asset Management Plc leading losses on the FTSE 100 (UKX) Index, as a report showed pending house sales in the U.S.
London close: Traders bide their time ahead of US jobs data  Coutts
Demerger only viable option for Reckitt Benckiser and RB Pharmaceuticals  The Guardian
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FAA Proposes to Fines Southwest Airlines $12M
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.
FAA proposes $12 million fine against Southwest for repairs  USA TODAY
US FAA proposes $12 mln civil penalty against Southwest Airlines  Reuters
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