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Dollar General gears up to go public


Goodlettsville, Tenn. Discount retailer Dollar General is prepping for trading on the New York Stock Exchange, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The 54-year-old discounter, with more than 8,500 U.S. stores, will make its public debut under the symbol DG starting on Friday.

Its sales, same-store sales, total number of stores and profits have all risen under the recessionary conditions.

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