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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 Shares Drop After Retailer Investigates Data Breach  Businessweek
Home Depot investigating 'massive' hack  CNNMoney
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Wall Street falls as energy shares decline
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were mostly down on Tuesday, retreating from record highs set the previous month, as energy shares were hit by the fall in crude oil to a 15-month low.
Stocks decline with oil; traders worry about ECB  CNBC
Stocks Dip Even as Manufacturing Expands, Construction Rebounds
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Financials Weekly Notes: JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, BNY Mellon And RBS
Bank shares had a rather lukewarm week this time around, with small gains seen over the beginning of the week due to the ECB's efforts to improve the region's economic condition being wiped out completely by growing fears of the situation in Ukraine on ...
Morgan Stanley predicts stock market surge  WPTZ The Champlain Valley
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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 competition 'years away' says biggest bull  CNBC
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How Dunkin' Donuts Convinced Californians to Stand in a Massive Line
People lining up on Labor Day for the grand opening of a Dunkin' Donuts store in Santa Monica, Calif. It was not the newest iPhone or a rare, coveted pastry such as a Cronut that drew a crowd to line up and wait.
Santa Monica is Really Excited About Their Dunkin' Donuts
Will Dunkin' Brands' California dream come true?  CBS News
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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
US construction spending hits highest level in 5-1/2 years  Reuters
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What Halliburton's $1.1 Billion Spill Settlement Means for BP
Halliburton (HAL) has wrapped up most of its lingering liability for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill with a $1.1 billion settlement announced on Tuesday.
Halliburton Spill Deal Turns Focus on Future BP Decision  Bloomberg
Halliburton pays $1.1bn to settle Gulf of Mexico suits
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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.
Will the ECB Ride to the Rescue?
European stocks slip on QE-launch uncertainty  MarketWatch
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