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Walmart's 2Q sales jump 4.5%; stock climbs 9.3%

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc.'s efforts to improve customers' shopping experience helped boost U.S. same-store sales by 4.5 percent in the second quarter, the company reported Thursday. Continue reading...

Arkansas-based Walmart trying out pet clinics as tenants

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc.'s partnership with a national chain of veterinary clinics has delivered walk-in pet health care to 20 stores this year, with plans for many more over the next five years. VetIQ Petcare Wellness Centers provide exams, vaccinations and other nonemergency care for cats and dogs daily without an appointment. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyA bigger version of Doublebee's No. 116, the convenience store and gas station that was a fixture at Cantrell Road and Riverfront Drive in Little Rock for more than 25 years, should be in place by year's end. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyA Republican co-chairman of the Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee said Monday that there are not enough votes in the Senate to pass a $109 million tax-break bill designed to keep open a pair of Kimberly-Clark Corp. plants in northeast Wisconsin, saving more than 600 jobs. Continue reading...

Bribery case in stalemate for Walmart; insistence on misconduct admission said to be snag

Insistence on misconduct admission said to be snag

Subscriber onlyWalmart set aside nearly $300 million last fall for a possible resolution with the U.S. government over international bribery allegations, a sign that an end to the yearslong investigation was imminent. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyFayetteville-based Ecoark Holdings Inc. and its subsidiary Zest Labs sued Walmart on Wednesday, saying the retailer violated state and federal trade secret laws. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlySouth Coast Baking Co.'s expansion of its Springdale plant will create 50 new jobs, the company said in a news release. Continue reading...

Walmart tool designed to 'listen'; retailer says device able to monitor sounds at registers

Subscriber onlyWalmart has developed a new device that would listen in on employees at the checkout counter to monitor their performance. Continue reading...

Waymo launching pilot program to use self-driving cars to pick up groceries with Walmart

Google spinoff Waymo is launching a pilot program with Walmart later this week that will allow customers to use its self-driving car service to pick up groceries at Walmart stores. Continue reading...

Arkansas solicitor general stepping down to accept ethics role with Walmart

Subscriber onlyArkansas Solicitor General Lee Rudofsky publicly announced Wednesday that he is resigning after serving three years as the state's top trial attorney and will take a job with Walmart. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyU.S. construction spending rises 0.4% Continue reading...

4 firms, including Walmart, testify to hiring of veterans

Subscriber onlyWalmart's commitment to hire 250,000 veterans isn't dependent on any new government initiatives, a company official informed lawmakers Tuesday. Continue reading...

Walmart gives out millions in grants to assist art, care groups

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. announced plans Tuesday morning to donate more than $22 million to improve Northwest Arkansas organizations that advocate for and promote the arts, recreation and health. Continue reading...

Suppliers pitch wares to Walmart; open-call event part of plan to invest in American goods

Subscriber onlyHundreds of U.S. suppliers on Wednesday gathered in Northwest Arkansas to pitch their products to Walmart buyers, hoping to snag a deal with the retail giant. Continue reading...

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