Hot stocks to watch, August 21, 2014: Thursday brings earnings from a dollar store company involved in a takeover battle, a growing branded meat processor, several key retailers, and a couple of tech players.
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Stock market today, July 28, 2014: U.S. stock markets were up modestly on Monday ahead of a critical round of data that will be released by the federal government this week.
Today, a report indicated that the services sector reached a four-and-a-half-year high, creating new optimism about the nation's economic recovery. On Wednesday markets will see their first glimpse of second-quarter GDP, while Friday centers on the July unemployment rate.
Family Dollar stock (NYSE: FDO) was up more than 20% on news it’s being bought by Dollar Tree (Nasdaq: DLTR).