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US Steps Up Dollar General's Workplace Safety Punishment

OSHA puts 'severe violator' label on chain, which allows random inspections

(Newser) - Inspectors have found 111 workplace safety violations in visits to more than 270 Dollar General stores since January 2017. In that time, the company has been fined more than $15.5 million by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. That record has landed the retailer in the agency's Severe...

PA: None 'More Deserving' of Life in Prison Than These 3

Family members sentenced for 2020 murder of store security guard over mask requirement

(Newser) - Three family members in Michigan have been sentenced to life in prison without parole over their involvement in the fatal shooting of a security guard who tried to enforce a store's mask requirement. Larry Teague, wife Sharmel Teague, and Sharmel's adult son Ramonyea Bishop were each convicted of...

Family Dollar's Rat Problem Just Got Bigger

Arkansas is suing the chain over yearslong infestation at distribution warehouse

(Newser) - Earlier this year it emerged that Family Dollar had a problem with rats . Now the discount chain has a related problem with a bigger foe—the attorney general of Arkansas. The state's Leslie Rutledge filed suit against Family Dollar last week over the previously revealed rat infestation at a...

'Unacceptable' Visitors at Family Dollar Site Lead to Closures, Recall

Rat infestation at Ark. distribution center forces 400-plus stores to close in South, product recall

(Newser) - Bad news if you're a regular at Family Dollar and you're in the South: Chances are, a location near you may be shuttered temporarily after a rat infestation at an Arkansas distribution warehouse. The Washington Post reports that 404 stores in six states—Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri,...

As More Chains Require Masks, 2 Exceptions Make Headlines

Dollar Tree, Winn-Dixie won't mandate that customers wear them

(Newser) - On Friday, budget grocery store Aldi announced masks would be required to enter its stores as of July 27. Two other budget shops are moving in the other direction. USA Today reports Dollar Tree and Family Dollar—which both fall under the Dollar Tree, Inc., umbrella—have reversed course on...

Suspect's Sister Charged After Family Dollar Murder

Brya Bishop accused of lying to police

(Newser) - The sister of one of the fugitives accused of killing a security guard at a Family Dollar in Michigan last week has become the fourth family member to be charged in the case. Brya Bishop has been charged with tampering with evidence, lying to police investigating a violent crime, and...

Pushback Against Masks Turns Deadly
Pushback Against
Masks Turns Deadly
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Pushback Against Masks Turns Deadly

'Mr. Munerlyn was simply doing his job'

(Newser) - The fatal shooting of a security guard at a Family Dollar in Michigan over a face mask argument is the most violent dispute yet related to the backlash over coronavirus safety restrictions. But police are investigating a spate of other incidents around the country as well. Coverage:
  • In Flint: Police

Family Dollar Guard Killed After Barring Woman Without a Mask

3 charged in slaying at Michigan store

(Newser) - A woman, her adult son, and husband have been charged in the fatal shooting of a security guard who refused to let her daughter enter a Family Dollar in Michigan because she wasn't wearing a face mask to protect against transmission of the coronavirus. Calvin Munerlyn was shot Friday...

Boy Gets Nazi Ring From Vending Machine

4-year-old's mom outraged in Tulsa, Oklahoma

(Newser) - A mom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, got quite the shock when her 4-year-old son popped a quarter in a vending machine at a dollar store and out came a gold-colored, plastic ring—bearing the Nazi symbol of an eagle atop a swastika, Fox 23 reports. "You don't want to...

Dollar General Opens Bidding War

Makes $9.7B offer for Family Dollar, topping Dollar Tree's $8.5B bid

(Newser) - There's now a bidding war for Family Dollar, with Dollar General today offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion bid last month. Dollar General Corp. said today that it would pay $78.50 per share in cash,...

Dollar Tree to Buy Family Dollar for $8.5B

Combined chain will have triple the stores of Walmart

(Newser) - Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser says the deal will give Dollar Tree more than 13,000 stores in the US and Canada. That is nearly three times as many stores as...

Retailers Gain; Dow Climbs 48
 Retailers Gain; Dow Climbs 48 

Retailers Gain; Dow Climbs 48

Investors overcome grim FOMC minutes

(Newser) - Stocks posted gains today after dipping into the red after the release of minutes from the Fed open market committee’s March meeting, during which forecasts were lowered, the Wall Street Journal reports. Family Dollar Stores' strong earnings report encouraged investors, and the consumer and retail sectors saw broad advances....

More People Skipping Basics to Pay the Bills

Analysts shocked as food banks run short, stores adjust prices

(Newser) - More Americans are skipping breakfast and other basics just to pay the bills, the AP reports. With gas hitting highs this year and food prices up as much as 44%, even $35,000-plus wage earners are lining up for food, and food banks report acute shortages. One consultant says he...

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