Dollar Tree buying rival Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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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.

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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

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Holtville Tribune 07-25-14

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How common are plane crashes?


Powered by article titled “How common are plane crashes?” was written by Aisha Gani, for The Guardian on Thursday 24th July 2014 16.20 UTC

There have been three aviation disasters in the last week: the shooting down last Thursday of the over eastern Ukraine, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew, the while trying to land at a Taiwanese airport on Wednesday, killing 48 and injuring 10, and the crashing today of, which was carrying 110 passengers and six crew members.

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The Guardian view on America’s botched executions


Powered by article titled “The Guardian view on America’s botched executions” was written by Editorial, for The Guardian on Thursday 24th July 2014 18.37 UTC

On Wednesday, Arizona took an hour and 58 minutes, 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 “like a fish on shore gulping for air”. Wood’s death took so long that while the procedure was taking place.

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