Things Are Getting Hostile In The Dollar Wars: Dollar General Takes Family Dollar Bid To Shareholders

Things Are Getting Hostile In The Dollar Wars: Dollar General Takes Family Dollar Bid To Shareholders

You’d think after two rejections and the proverbial cold shoulder Dollar General would pick up its dignity and go back to hawking dollar times. But no, the dollar store giant just won’t give up on its dream of making dollar love with Family Dollar; this time its taking the hostile route and bringing its thick wallet directly to the smaller store’s shareholders. [More]

Dollar General Ups Bid For Family Dollar, Threatens To Take Quest For Merger Straight To Shareholders

Dollar General Ups Bid For Family Dollar, Threatens To Take Quest For Merger Straight To Shareholders

Less than a week after Dollar General officials said they weren’t giving up on a possible relationship with Family Dollar, the No. 1 dollar store made another attempt to woo its target by flashing a huge wad of cash – this time in a much more aggressive manner. [More]

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Add “Hijacking Customers’ Internet To File False Tax Claims” To List Of Cable Installation Worries

While there are plenty of cable servicemen doing awesome things like saving kittens and well, the normal business of installing Internet so we can read about kittens getting saved, one contractor kept himself involved in his customers lives in a less than savory way. In order to file a bunch of fraudulent tax returns, totaling about $91,000, he simply hooked himself up to customers’ Internet service after he’d installed it. [More]

US Airways to Delta: Im in UR airport flyin UR planez

US Airways to Delta: Im in UR airport flyin UR planez

US Airways Group Inc.’s unveiled an $8 billion hostile bid for bankrupt Delta Air Lines Inc. this morning. Blah, blah, blah. What you need to know: US Airways CEO Doug Parker announced his intent to buy Delta with a snippy 5-page “Dear Jerry:” letter.