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Wal-Mart Is Losing to These Specialty Stores

One of Wal-Mart's problems is the rise of dollar stores, which the Great Recession has rendered trendy: It's hard to resist merchandise priced at just a buck. For investors, not all rock-bottom retailers are created equal. Here's how to shop for these stocks (and stretch your investing dollars in the process).

Why Grocery Shopping May Never Be the Same

If you find yourself springing for organic strawberries, only buying soda on sale and walking into a dollar store to stock up on canned goods, you're definitely not alone. Here's how grocery-related businesses are responding to changing shopping behaviors.

Dollar General Coupon for $5 Off $25

Print this Dollar General coupon from the retailer's Facebook page (you will need a Facebook account but don't actually have to "like" the DG fan...

Stocks Rally to Ring in the First Session of 2011

Wall Street started the new year with a robust rally, helped by encouraging corporate and economic news that pushed the broad market to a 28-month high. The S&P 500 has now reclaimed nearly 90% of its losses from the bear-market bottom of March 2009.

Dollar General to Hire 6,000 for 2011 Expansion

Dollar General announced Monday morning that its 2011 expansion plan to open 625 new stores will allow it to hire 6,000 workers this year. The discount retailer plans to add stores in markets across its existing 35-state operating area, as well as in three new states: Connecticut, Nevada and New Hampshire.

How Dollar Stores Are Eating Walmart's Lunch

Thrifty shoppers looking for low prices on basics are frequently passing up the big boxes of Walmart for the tighter aisles of their local dollar stores, which have replaced no-name products with nationally known brands and revamped their interiors to lure in a new crop of customers.

Five Retail Stocks Worth Putting on Your Shopping List

We started with Citi Investment Research's top global retail picks for an "hourglass" recovery (benefiting retailers on the high and low ends). After drilling down into the fundamentals and valuations, here are our five favorites.

Dollar General coupon for $5 off $25

Print this Dollar General coupon to get $5 off your next purchase of $25 or more. Valid today through Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010. To get the coupon,...

Rough Economy Means Big Profits for Dollar General

The dollar store operator said its profit rose 51% in the second quarter as consumers continue to shop for bargains amid a weak economy. Along with the profit jump, Dollar General announced plans to open about 600 new stores.

These Days, a Good Reputation Is Everything

Some companies don't realize how important their reputations are until they're gone, but a new survey of corporate directors shows that reputational risk is their second biggest worry. It should be: As much as 70% of a company's value may rest on that one intangible asset.

Bargain Hunters Boost Dollar General's Profit

Discount retailer Dollar General reported first-quarter earnings Tuesday, beating Wall Street estimates, as budget-conscious consumers continue to bargain hunt for everyday items.