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Family Dollar turns down Dollar General's $9B offer


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Family Dollar Stores has rejected a $9 billion cash buyout bid by rival Dollar General and continues to support the $8.5 billion cash and stock deal with Dollar Tree that was reached last month, Famil… Read More

Raspberry Pi helps children learn to code


  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Children can get introductory lessons in software programming with the Raspberry Pi single-board computer, according to Eben Upton, CEO of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. While he led the computer scienc… Read More

3 reasons companies see big returns on supply chain risk management


  • Supply Management online (U.K.)

Businesses that receive full return on investment from their risk-management practices have three things in common, writes Mark Pearson, Accenture Strategy's senior managing director for operations. T… Read More