Ackman Buys Stake in Family Dollar

NEW YORK — Bill Ackman, chef executive officer and portfolio manager for Pershing Square Capital Management here, said this week he has purchased a stake in Family Dollar Stores, Matthews, N.C., because of speculation that it might be an acquisition candidate.

NEW YORK — Bill Ackman, chef executive officer and portfolio manager for Pershing Square Capital Management here, said this week he has purchased a stake in Family Dollar Stores, Matthews, N.C., because of speculation that it might be an acquisition candidate.

Ackman, who failed in an attempt to win control of the Target Corp. board in

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