Metro-East News

July 28, 2014

Daily business briefing: Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar

One dollar discount store is buying another. Dollar Tree is purchasing Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. Read more at ...


Zillow, a real estate website, is buying competitor Trulia in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal. For more information, go to ...


Virgin America Inc. has filed an initial public offering of shares. The airline was founed by businessman Sir Richard Branson and operates its U.S. hub out of Los Angeles and San Francisco, Virgin America flies to 22 airports in the United States and Mexico. Learn more at ...


A favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China helped Nissan's quarterly profit rise by almost 37 percent. Find out more at

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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