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• Dollar Tree announced yesterday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Canada’s Dollar Giant Store chain, its first venture out side the US. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

• Bankrupt video rental chain Blockbuster reportedly is looking for a new CEO to replace Jim Keyes, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal, though Keyes could be retained if it is determined that he remains the best person for the job.

“The move comes amid some creditors' dissatisfaction with Mr. Keyes and a desire to identify candidates who could steer the company into digital businesses, people familiar with the matter said,” the Journal writes.
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