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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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