BRIEF-Mercer International reports Q1 earnings per share of $0.15
* Mercer International reports strong 2017 first quarter results and announces quarterly cash dividend of $0.115
Jan 3 Asure Software Inc
* Asure Software expands payroll offering to benefit broker community with acquisition of Corporate Payroll inc.
* acquired Corporate Payroll Inc
* expect acquisition and partnership to be accretive to overall P&L Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
WASHINGTON, April 27 The Federal Trade Commission gave Sycamore Partners II, LP approval on Thursday to sell Dollar General Corp 323 stores that Sycamore purchased as part of divestiture package two years ago, the agency said on Thursday.