Metro-East News

August 21, 2014

Daily business briefing: Family Dollar pulls back on Dollar General bid

Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid because of potential antitrust issues. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Sears continues to deal with lagging sales at its Sears and Kmart stores. The retailer reported second-quarter loss of $573 million. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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The Labor Department reports a continuing drop in unemployment benefits claims. The number of weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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There is talk that the Fed will begin to slow its support for extremely low interest rates because the U.S. economy is improving fast enough. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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