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From: Wal-Mart's profit slips 7...

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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From: Target's 1Q showing trump...

A passer-by walks ...

STEVEN SENNEA passer-by walks near an entrance to a Target store in Watertown, Mass. in 2013. Target announced Wednesday that revenue at stores open at least year a year rose 2.3 percent in the first quarter.

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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M. SPENCER GREENBianca Medici (left), a corporate recruiter for CDM Media, talks with job applicants during a National Career Fairs job fair in Chicago last month.

4 weeks' jobless-aid claims drop

Average falls to 15-year low; last week’s applications increase

Subscriber onlyThe average number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks dropped to a 15-year low, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. Continue reading...