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April 16, 2014
10:45 EDTBBBY, INFY, RAD, FDOOptions with decreasing implied volatility: BBBY INFY RAD FDO
News For BBBY;INFY;RAD;FDO From The Last 14 Days
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October 31, 2014
08:01 EDTFDODollar General extends tender offer to acquire Family Dollar to December 31
Dollar General Corporation (DG) announced that it has extended its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores (FDO) for $80.00 per share in cash to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 31, 2014, unless further extended. In addition, Dollar General intends to file today the definitive proxy materials with the U.S. SEC for the Special Meeting of Shareholders of Family Dollar scheduled to be held on December 11, 2014, to vote on the merger with Dollar Tree (DLTR), and to commence mailing of such definitive proxy materials to Family Dollar shareholders of record as of October 30, 2014 on or about November 3, 2014. Dollar General urges Family Dollar shareholders to vote the GOLD proxy card in order to vote AGAINST the merger agreement with Dollar Tree and the additional related proposals described in the definitive proxy materials and to tender their shares into Dollar Generalís tender offer. The tender offer was previously set to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 31, 2014. All other terms and conditions of the tender offer remain unchanged. Dollar General remains committed to the proposed acquisition of Family Dollar and will continue to cooperate with the Federal Trade Commission to obtain antitrust regulatory clearance for the transaction.
October 30, 2014
14:22 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Wolfe Research
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08:31 EDTRADRite Aid reports October SSS up 5.5%
For the four weeks ended Oct. 25, 2014, same store sales increased 5.5 percent over the prior-year period. October front-end same store sales increased 2.0 percent. Pharmacy same store sales, which included an approximate 228 basis points negative impact from new generic introductions, increased 7.1 percent. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 4.9 percent over the prior-year period. Total drugstore sales for the four-week period increased 5.0 percent to $2.058 billion compared to $1.961 billion for the same period last year.
06:28 EDTRADMajor merchant group could accept NFC technology, NY Times says
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06:04 EDTRADMCX says unauthorized parties obtained email addresses of CurrentC participants
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October 29, 2014
07:53 EDTRADMCX member stores block Apple Pay amid threat of fines, NY Times says
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October 28, 2014
17:36 EDTFDOFamily Dollar mails proxy materials for December 11 Special Meeting
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06:38 EDTRADApple says Apple Pay in 220,000 locations already, Business Insider reports
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06:05 EDTRADApple head responds as retailers bar Pay service, Reuters says
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October 27, 2014
10:00 EDTRADOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:33 EDTRADRite Aid initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
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07:15 EDTRADWal-Mart, Best Buy among companies rejecting Apple Pay, Business Insider says
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06:09 EDTRADCVS may be disabling NFC to shut down Apple Pay, Google Wallet, MacRumors says
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October 24, 2014
17:17 EDTFDOHoward Levine reduces stake in Family Dollar to 7.78% from 8.17%
October 23, 2014
12:12 EDTRADRite Aid management to meet with Guggenheim
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October 22, 2014
07:06 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond management to meet with Deutsche Bank
Field trip to company headquarters to be held in Union, NJ on October 22 hosted by Deutsche Bank.
October 21, 2014
17:27 EDTFDOFamily Dollar certifies substantial compliance with FTC
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08:03 EDTRADCVS offering drug plan with higher co-pay at stores selling tobacco, WSJ says
CVS Health (CVS), which stopped selling tobacco products last month, is now offering a prescription-drug plan via its pharmacy benefits unit Caremark that charges patients copayments that are up to $15 higher on prescriptions filled where tobacco is sold, which includes at rival pharmacies operated by Walgreen (WAG) and Rite-Aid (RAD), reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
October 20, 2014
08:31 EDTFDOFamily Dollar sets Oct. 30 as record date for special meeting of stockholders
Family Dollar Stores (FDO) announced that October 30, 2014 has been established as the record date for determining stockholders entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the Special Meeting of Stockholders, at which stockholders will be asked to adopt the previously announced merger agreement, as amended, with Dollar Tree (DLTR).

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