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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.

Week in Preview: Retail Earnings Due This Week

Last week, Macy's and JCPenney kicked off the retail earnings season by posting better-than-expected earnings for the most recent quarter. But the news may not continue to be so good as many more quarterly reports from retailers come in this week. Walmart, for example, is expected to buck the trend.