People shop outside of a Family Dollar discount store in Waterbury, Connecticut.
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July 28, 2014

Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal

With Dollar Tree's agreement to purchase Family Dollar on Monday, two of the United States' biggest discount stores are coming together in a deal estimated at $8.5 billion in cash and stock.

Shoppers pick through season-end tomatoes at the Chicago Farmers market in Federal Plaza Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in Chicago. The market is open on Tuesdays through the end of October.
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July 16, 2014

Will California Drought Prompt More Midwest Agriculture?

At a Chicago area farmers market in July you won’t see many signs of the California drought. This is the time of year when produce lovers can pretty much gorge on all the local cherries, blueberries and zucchini they want.

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