WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Dollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected. Family Dollar opted instead for an $8.5 billion cash-and-stock bid from Dollar Tree Inc . Family Dollar said on Tuesday its board would review Dollar General's new offer and that it was sticking with its deal with Dollar Tree. Dollar General's 2 percent higher offer is "more than good enough" and there is no excuse for Family Dollar to not open its books to its larger rival, said Rahul Sharma, managing director of investment advisory Neev Capital.