Marketplace for Tuesday September 2, 2014

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Jennifer Lawrence
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Dollar General has upped its bid for Family Dollar, but that doesn’t mean Family Dollar will say yes. Observers are now expecting Dollar General to turn this from a friendly bid into a hostile takeover. We explain what going hostile really means. Plus, the former House Majority Leader is joining the banking industry, providing “strategic counsel” to an investment bank’s corporate and institutional clients. But what does he brings to the job? And after, we look at the delightfully snarky website that brought you – indirectly, because you almost certainly don’t visit 4Chan – the nude photos of actresses and celebrity models.

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Dollar General

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Posted In: family dollar, dollar general, Mergers and Acquisitions

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Posted In: India, international business

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Posted In: North Carolina, vocational training, Germany, manufacturing

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