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Stocks move higher; Dollar General jumps
Stocks move higher; Dollar General jumps

A bidding contest for a discount retailer and easing concerns about Ukraine helped send U.S. stock indexes higher. Corporate deal news gave the US stock market a lift on Monday as a bidding contest erupted for a discount retailer. Stocks also climbed amid reports of diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in the conflict in Ukraine. Dollar General jumped after making a bid for retailer Family Dollar, a rival discount store. The offer topped a bid made last month by Dollar Tree, another discount retailer. Airlines were also among the big gainers as the price of oil slumped. The stock market is bouncing back after a bout of summer volatility pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 down...

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