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Dollar General extends tender offer for Family Dollar shares again

(Reuters) – Dollar General Corp (DG.N) extended its tender offer for shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc (FDO.N) to Dec. 31, until after a shareholder vote that will decide the fate of a rival bid by Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR.O). … Continue reading

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Dollar General extends tender offer for Family Dollar shares again

(Reuters) – Dollar General Corp (DG.N) extended its tender offer for shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc (FDO.N) to Dec. 31, until after a shareholder vote that will decide the fate of a rival bid by Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR.O). … Continue reading

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Exxon, Chevron results boosted by refining as oil prices slip

(Reuters) – A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results at Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) and Chevron Corp (CVX.N), helping to offset declining oil and gas production and falling crude oil prices. Both companies reported better-than-expected third-quarter profits on Friday, … Continue reading

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Exxon, Chevron results boosted by refining as oil prices slip

(Reuters) – A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results at Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) and Chevron Corp (CVX.N), helping to offset declining oil and gas production and falling crude oil prices. Both companies reported better-than-expected third-quarter profits on Friday, … Continue reading

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U.S. consumer sentiment at highest since July 2007

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years on growing optimism about the economy and more favorable personal financial expectations, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson … Continue reading

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U.S. consumer sentiment at highest since July 2007

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years on growing optimism about the economy and more favorable personal financial expectations, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson … Continue reading

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U.S. consumer spending falters; wage gains highest since 2008

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending fell for the first time in eight months in September, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter. But rising consumer sentiment and faster wage growth suggest the … Continue reading

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U.S. consumer spending falters; wage gains highest since 2008

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending fell for the first time in eight months in September, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter. But rising consumer sentiment and faster wage growth suggest the … Continue reading

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Hackers Probing Financial System’s Defenses Show Why Everyone Should Worry

Hackers are testing the financial system’s cyber defenses, and they can boast of some alarming success. Let’s start with what we know. JPMorgan Chase Co. (JPM) says a breach of its computer systems exposed the personal information of 76 million … Continue reading

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Bulls set to win midterm election

The 2014 midterm election is set to be the most expensive midterm in history. Candidates, the parties and outside interest groups are expected to spend $3.67 billion dollars beating by a nose 2010′s $3.63 billion. This year marks a dramatic … Continue reading

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