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June 9, 2014

Family Dollar



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Day's high/low:


Shares of the discount retailer jumped after shareholder activist Carl Icahn disclosed taking a nearly 10% stake in the company. Investors hope Icahn will push for change to boost the stock price.

Tyson Foods

The meat-processing company saw its shares slide after an agreement to buy Hillshire Brands following a bidding war. Tyson is paying $63 a share for the company that makes Jimmy Dean sausages.


The maker of electronic gadgets rose 1.6% after putting through a 7-for-1 stock split. The split is designed to make the price more appealing.

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Source: USA Today

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