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• The Wall Street Journal reports that Dollar General and Family Dollar have both received "requests for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)" regarding the unsolicited bid by Dollar General to buy its smaller competitor for $9.1 billion. Family Dollar continues to maintain that it wants to be acquired by another competitor, Dollar Tree, for $8.5 billion, saying that the Dollar General bid is likely to run into too many antitrust and regulatory issues to make it viable.

Dollar General has said it would be willing to divest as many as 1,500 stores to make the acquisition work, and has pledged to pay a reverse termination fee of $500 million if the merger falls apart because of antitrust issues.
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