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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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US Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Pace in 3� Years
U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.
US Manufacturing PMI Unexpectedly Rises in August  Wall Street Journal
PMI Index hits three-year high  Plant Engineering
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Home Depot's credit cards may have been hacked
SAN FRANCISCO - A massive batch of credit and debit card information that went on sale on a criminal Internet site Tuesday may be from Home Depot stores and could be linked to hackers previously responsible for breaches at Target and P.F.
Home Depot investigating 'massive' hack  CNNMoney
Home Depot Shares Drop After Retailer Investigates Data Breach  Businessweek
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Santa Monica is Really Excited About Their Dunkin' Donuts
If you call the Dunkin' Donuts store in Santa Monica, California today, the first thing you'll notice is the sound of pandemonium in the background.
Will Dunkin' Brands' California dream come true?  CBS News
Police ID 77-Year-Old Driver, Injured Pedestrians In Dunkin Donuts Car Crash  CBS Local
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Stocks decline with oil; traders worry about ECB
U.S. stocks mostly fell on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 retreating after hitting another intraday record, as energy companies dropped along with the price of oil and investors fretted whether the European Central Bank would make further monetary policy moves ...
US Stocks Drop After Recent Gains  Wall Street Journal
US STOCKS-Wall St little changed after August rally, data  Reuters
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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)
The Cult of Tesla Motors Inc: Why This Automaker Has the Most Loyal Customers  Motley Fool
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July Construction Spending Up 8.2% Y/Y to $981.3B
The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced construction spending during July 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $981.3 billion, 1.8% above the revised June estimate of $963.7 billion.
U.S. Construction Spending Rose 1.8% in July 2014  ForConstructionPros.com
US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July  seattlepi.com
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UPDATE 2-Halliburton to settle US Gulf spill claims for $1.1 bln
(Adds analyst, CFO comments; updates shares). Sept 2 (Reuters) - Halliburton Co, North America's top oilfield services provider, said it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims related to its role in BP Plc's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Halliburton Spill Deal Turns Focus on Future BP Decision  Businessweek
Halliburton to Settle Deepwater Horizon Claims for $1.1 Billion  Wall Street Journal (blog)
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The US dollar is super strong now
You go, greenback! The U.S. dollar is mightier than it has been in more than a year. That may be great news for consumers. But if dead presidents keep gaining strength, that might be bad news for big companies and the stock market.
Weaker healthcare stocks weigh on European equities  Reuters
Will the ECB Ride to the Rescue?  Boston.com
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Germany says 'Nein' to Uber taxi app
Angela Merkel rarely loses an opportunity to lecture her French and Italian counterparts on the need for structural economic reforms.
Uber Service Banned Across Germany by Frankfurt Court  New York Times (blog)
Court strikes down Uber car service in Germany  CNET
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