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A Nissan Leaf electric car is plugged into a charging station at the Seward Park Cooperative apartments on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York. Hertz customers can rent this electric car by the hour. - 

More on the news that Dollar Tree will purchase Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, and what it means for both businesses moving forward. Plus, Nissan is hoping to turn over a new Leaf; While the company most likely loses money on its electric car, it hopes that it will see profits in the longrun. Also, the Muslim American community adds billions to the U.S. economy, especially during Eid Al Fitr, which follows Ramadan. So why haven't marketers caught on?

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