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Store Openings, CSR Initiatives, Online Petitions, and Recognitions - Analyst Notes on Gap, Dollar General, Staples, Southwest, and CSX

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NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG), Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), and CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:


Gap Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 18, 2014, Gap Inc. (Gap) announced that the Company will open five franchise-operated Old Navy stores in Philippines in 2014. According to Gap, while the first two Old Navy stores were opened in Manila in March, the other three will be opened in H2 2014. Robert Frank, EVP, Old Navy International, said, "This is an extremely exciting time for Old Navy. With our recent entry into China and continued growth in Japan, the openings in the Philippines position us for further growth in Asia and beyond." Gap started Old Navy's international expansion with Japan last year and ended 2013 with 20 stores in the region. Overwhelmed by the brand's performance, the Company now intends to open 25 stores in Japan this year. The Company informed that it plans to open its first Old Navy store in China later in 2014. The full analyst notes on Gap Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Dollar General Corporation Analyst Notes 

On April 2, 2014, Dollar General Corporation (Dollar General) reported that more than 11,000 Dollar General retail outlets across the country will collect donations to benefit Autism Speaks - the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. The Company informed that during the month of April, customers are free to donate any amount at check-out to support the organization's research and advocacy of autism. In 2013, Dollar General was able to raise $1.1 million for Autism Speaks. "An integral part of Dollar General's mission of Serving Others is our commitment to investing in nonprofit organizations that support our customers and communities. Through Dollar General's commitment to its mission and our customers' generosity, we look forward to making a positive impact on families affected by autism," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's Chairman and CEO. The full analyst notes on Dollar General Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


Staples, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 3, 2014, Staples, Inc. (Staples) shortlisted ten finalists for its "Make Your Idea Happen" Contest, a competition where entrepreneurs shared their big ideas for a chance to receive all the products they need to start their businesses. The Company informed that it received more than 16,000 entries from entrepreneurs looking to "make more happen." The top three winners, who will be decided via consumer voting, will receive consulting sessions with small business experts, plus, a combination of Staples gifts cards and cash prize of $25,000 (Top Finalist), $15,000 (1st Place Prize), and $10,000 (2nd Place Prize). Each of the remaining finalists will receive a combination of Staples gift cards and cash in total valued at $5,000. Tim Williams, Director, Social Media, Staples, commented, "The enormous response shows the creativity, innovation and spirit in the small business community. We're thrilled to share these great ideas and look forward to helping the winners make more happen." The full analyst notes on Staples, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Southwest Airlines Co. Analyst Notes 

On March 31, 2014, Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest) called upon its customers in the greater Kansas City area to join an online petition asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to grant Southwest the permanent authority to continue operating the only daily, low-fare, large-jet nonstop service between Kansas City International Airport (KCI) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). According to Southwest, Kansas City area travelers would be left with three regional jet flights offered by the U.S. Airways in the absence of Southwest's daily nonstop service between the Nation's Capital and the "Paris of the Plains." Ron Ricks, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal/Regulatory Officer, commented, "Three other airlines are seeking the KCI-DCA slots exemptions in question but would use them to serve other markets to/from Washington, D.C. Specifically, if awarded the slots exemptions, these other airlines would fly between DCA and either Jacksonville, FL; Long Island, NY; or Myrtle Beach, SC. Kansas City is now in competition with these other cities for service to/from DCA." The full analyst notes on Southwest Airlines Co. are available to download free of charge at:


CSX Corp. Analyst Notes 

On April 2, 2014, CSX Corp. (CSX) announced the winners of its 20th annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, recognizing the efforts of dozens of customers awarded by CSX for their commitment to safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail. The Company informed that the Chemical Safety Excellence Awards are given to customers who ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year without a release due to factors including not securing valves or closures properly. CSX and its customers work together to ensure that hazardous materials move in the safest equipment and employees are trained on safe loading and handling procedures. The full analyst notes on CSX Corp. are available to download free of charge at:


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