Business Briefs: Dollar General adds 635 stores

Business Briefs: Dollar General adds 635 stores

January 24th, 2013 by Staff Reports and Associated Press in Business Around the Region

Dollar General

Dollar General

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Dollar General adds 635 stores

Dollar General, the Goodlettesville, Tenn.,-based chain of discount retail stores, said Wednesday it will open 635 new stores this year and add 6,000 more jobs.

Dollar General also said it will relocate 550 stores during 2013. The 75-year-old retailer expects to open its 11,000th store by the end of this year.

Delta Queen reopens hotel

The Delta Queen is reopening today, nearly a week after high water forced the floating restaurant and hotel to temporarily shut down. Delta Queen manager John Price said the boat closed last Friday because of the rising level and current of the Tennessee River at the downtown dock where the Delta Queen is stationed. TVA is spilling water through the Chickamauga Dam, raising the level of the Nickajack Reservoir. "The gangways are still attached to the sidewalk," Price said in an email. "However, the rise in the water level has partially covered them."

Netflix Internet gains customers

Netflix's Internet video service warded off stiffer completion to add 2 million U.S. subscribers during the final three months of the year to produce an unexpected profit for the company.

The surge in new customers left Netflix with 27.1 million U.S. subscribers.