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Family Dollar Rejects Dollar General Bid Over Antitrust Fears

Posted On August 22, 2014

(Undated) -- Family Dollar Stores is turning down Dollar General's bid to buy the discount retail chain. Family Dollar's board said Thursday it unanimously rejected Dollar General's nine-billion dollar bid because it's concerned the deal wouldn't be able to pass antitrust hurdles. The board reaffirmed last month's deal to merge with Dollar Tree, which has…

Holder Calls Trip To Ferguson “Constructive”

Posted On August 22, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Attorney General Eric Holder calls his trip to the troubled St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri "constructive." In a Justice Department news conference, Holder vowed the investigation into the death of an unarmed black teenager will be fair, thorough and independent. Michael Brown was recently shot and killed by a police officer,…

Hagel: ISIS Sophisticated, Well-Funded Terror Group

Posted On August 22, 2014

(Arlington, VA) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls ISIS the most sophisticated and well-funded terrorist organization that U.S. officials have seen in a long time. During a Pentagon briefing yesterday, Hagel said the U.S. and its allies must be prepared for anything, including another 9-11-style plot. Hagel cited the effectiveness of targeted U.S. airstrikes against…

Ryan, Romney Appear Together In Chicago

Posted On August 22, 2014

(Chicago, IL) -- Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan isn't ready to see former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney give up on trying to win the White House. Yesterday, the pair made their first joint public appearance in Chicago since the 2012 election, with Ryan telling Romney quote, "the third time's the charm."

Poll Shows Shaheen, Brown Even In New Hampshire Senate Race

Posted On August 22, 2014

(Undated) -- A new poll in New Hampshire shows Republican Scott Brown virtually even with Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen. The monthly WMUR-Granite State polls shows Shaheen leading Brown 46-44 percent in a head-to-head matchup. The two-point difference is well within the poll's four-percent margin of error. Shaheen was up by 12 points just a month…