Earnings

Dollar General's Sales Miss Estimates

Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales, hurt by lower food prices, growing competition and as its low-income customer base was hurt by several states reducing food stamp coverage.

Sears reports 2Q loss

Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) on Thursday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $395 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.