Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.95 billion, trumping a bid by Dollar Tree Inc.
Toxic food scandal is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King, and others.
Retailer moved to fire Charney following an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct.
Mary Barra is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to face intense questioning.
Ford Motor Co. said it is recalling 1.39 million SUVs and sedans, most for the possible loss of power steering.
Action raises the number of vehicles the automaker has recalled so far this year to almost 15.4 million.
Ouster of Gregg Steinhafel has triggered concerns the retailer might have even more bad news for investors.
Safety advocates say automaker should advise owners to take vehicles off the road until they are repaired.
Recalls involve 27 Toyota models, the Pontiac Vibe and the Subaru Trezia.
As it navigates massive recall, GM is said by watchdog to have another issue with air bags.
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