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(Close): Shares in the US closed generally lower after the president of the Federal Reserve - the US central bank - was cautious about the jobs market.

The S&P 500 fell by 3.97 points to 1,988.40. The Dow Jones dropped 38.27 points to 17,001.22 and the Nasdaq rose rose 6.45 to 4,358.55 points.

Dollar Tree was down more than 1%.

On Thursday Dollar General's bid for Family Dollar was rejected, with the latter saying it would continue to pursue its plans for a merger with Dollar Tree.