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• Family Dollar Stores said that its July sales rose 7.2 percent to $527.1 million, on same-store sales that were up 4.6 percent.

• Dollar Tree Inc. said that its second quarter sales were $1.093 billion, up 12.5 percent over the same period a year ago, on same-store sales that were up 6.5 percent.

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