Dollar General

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posted third-quarter earnings that were in line with analysts' expectations for the period.

The retailer said income for the latest third quarter was $51 million, or 15 cents a share, meeting the 16-analyst

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consensus estimate. For the year-ago third quarter, the company earned $50.9 million, or 15 cents a share.

Sales for the quarter came in at $1.09 billion, up from $950.4 million in the previous year.