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Business Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar
Dollar General isn't about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts to trump a Dollar Tree bid.
Business Why global turmoil hasn't sunk US markets. Yet.
Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom.
Business Why global turmoil hasn't sunk U.S. markets. Yet. Why global turmoil hasn't sunk U.S. markets. Yet.
It's been a grim summer in much of the world. U.S. stocks sagged Friday on reports that Ukrainian troops attacked Russian military vehicles that had crossed the border. But investors in the United States have been shrugging off most of the bad news - so far at least.
Business Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties
The federal panel that sets sentencing policy announced Thursday that it plans in the coming year to consider changes to sentencing guidelines for some white-collar crimes.
Business U.S. auto loans soar to highest level in 8 years U.S. auto loans soar to highest level in 8 years
U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Business Macy's 2nd quarter profit falls short; sales outlook cut Macy's 2nd quarter profit falls short; sales outlook cut
Macy's Inc. on Wednesday reported a 4 percent profit increase in its fiscal second quarter as business rebounded from slow sales earlier in the year. But the department store chain cut its full-year outlook.