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Bentonville based Wal-Mart ...

J.T. WamplerBentonville based Wal-Mart posted lower earnings for the second time this year.

Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them. Continue reading...

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Retailer: Reduce antibiotic farm uses

Wal-Mart makes pitch to suppliers

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking grocery suppliers to improve animal-welfare practices and reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock that find their way as products onto the retailer's shelves. Continue reading...

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The Takata building, ...

CARLOS OSORIOThe Takata building, an automotive-parts supplier in Auburn Hills, Mich., is shown in this October photo.

Three automakers join recall in Japan

715,000 use Takata air bags, they say

Subscriber onlyThree Japanese carmakers said Friday that they would recall more than 700,000 vehicles equipped with air bags made by the supplier Takata, citing the company's admission this week that its air bags contained potentially dangerous faults. Continue reading...