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August 18, 2014

Dollar General



% chg: +11.6%

Day's high/low:


The company entered the bidding for Family Dollar Stores with a $78.50-a-share, $9.7 billion offer for the discount retailer. That topped an earlier $74.50-a-share, $8.5 billion offer from Dollar Tree.

Monster Beverage

The stock sold off after a massive rally on Friday on news that soft drink giant Coca-Cola had offered $2.2 billion to buy a 17% stake in the energy drink maker in a search for higher-growth products.


The optical equipment and laser maker said it postponed its fourth-quarter and full 2014 fiscal year earnings report following an internal investigation into possible accounting irregularities.

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Source: USA Today

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