Article Photos: Family Dollar to close stores as shoppers pinched 1/1

FILE - In this file photo taken Dec. 14, 2010, Family Dollar employee Pamela Ramos, left, assists John Conner with a purchase at a store in Waco, Texas. Family Dollar on Thursday, April 10, 2014 said it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic items. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrezfile, File)