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Dollar Tree buying rival Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Dollar Tree buying rival Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar Dollar Tree  is buying its larger rival Family Dollar  in a cash and stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. "This acquisition will extend our reach to lower-income customers and strengthen and diversify our store footprint," Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser said in a statement. Discount chains have been struggling to boost sales as Walmart  and other retailers invaded their space by offering more items for a buck or less to lure more low-income consumers. Family [...]

Emergency Regulations: Prohibition of Activities and Mandatory Actions During Drought Emergency (Water Conservation hits Imperial County))

Emergency Regulations: Prohibition of Activities and Mandatory Actions During Drought Emergency (Water Conservation hits Imperial County))

State Water Board Approves Emergency Regulation to Ensure Agencies and State Residents Increase Water Conservation For Immediate Release Contact: George Kostyrko July 15, 2014 (916) 341-7365 In response to the ongoing severe drought, on Tuesday the State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation to ensure water agencies, their customers and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines or other enforcement. The new conservation [...]

Holtville Tribune 07-25-14

Holtville Tribune 07-25-14

Holtville Tribune 07-25-14

How common are plane crashes?

  This article titled "How common are plane crashes?" was written by Aisha Gani, for The Guardian on Thursday 24th July 2014 16.20 UTCThere have been three aviation disasters in the last week: the shooting down last Thursday of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew, the crashing of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 while trying to land at a Taiwanese airport on Wednesday, killing 48 and injuring 10, and the crashing today of Air [...]

The Guardian view on America’s botched executions

  This article titled "The Guardian view on America’s botched executions" was written by Editorial, for The Guardian on Thursday 24th July 2014 18.37 UTCOn Wednesday, Arizona took an hour and 58 minutes to execute Joseph Wood, a convicted murderer. Injected with a lethal mix of sedatives and painkillers, Wood was seen to be “gasping and snorting” for more than an hour and was confirmed to be still alive after 70 minutes. One eyewitness counted 660 gasps. Another said Wood was [...]

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