BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-American Apparel, Repros, Dollar General

Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:35am EDT
 
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(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for more market insights, including options activity, ; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stock index e-mini futures fell on Thursday: Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.26 percent at 17,049, S&P 500 futures were down 0.26 percent at 1,991.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.23 percent at 4,063.25.

** MICROSOFT CORP, Wednesday close $44.87, -0.18 pct premarket

The company's Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.

** DOLLAR GENERAL CORP, Wednesday close $63.7, -1.10 pct premarket

** FAMILY DOLLAR STORES INC, Wednesday close $79.8

** DOLLAR TREE INC, Wednesday close $53.56

Dollar General said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar Stores and reported a 7.5 percent rise in quarterly sales.

Family Dollar last week rejected a $9 billion buyout offer from Dollar General that it said could run foul of competition law, opting instead for a smaller bid from Dollar Tree.   Continued...