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Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators. Family Dollar's board said it supports its existing deal to be acquired by Dollar Tree. ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school.But don't fret. This season, stores are offering new services and apps to c ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.The deal calls ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior Hamas military commanders Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.The strike ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its low for the year.Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage fell to 4.10 percent from 4.12 pe ...more

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DETROIT (AP) — When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board.The tiny Fit, redesigned for the 2015 model year, initially flunked the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap test, earning just a ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.The National Asso ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.The carrier has been looking for ways to woo back some of its top fliers who defected to other carriers following a rocky merger wi ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec delivery was 4.25 cents higher at $5.5425 a bushel; Dec corn was 3.50 cents higher at $3.71 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.39 ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year.The Conference Board said Thursday tha ...more