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Soon, money transfers by Wal-Mart

posted: 04/18/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Thursday that it’s getting into the domestic money-transfer business, using lower fees and a simplified process to undercut competitors Western Union Inc. and MoneyGram International Inc., which already offers money-transfer services in Wal-Mart’s 4,000 U.S. stores.

Retailer talks of efficient building

posted: 04/16/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart’s sustainability expert, Don Moseley, talks a lot about the retailer’s first LEED-certified store in South Euclid, Ohio.

Retailer opens up job shifts online

posted: 04/12/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has completed the rollout of a program that allows employees to go on the company’s employee website and sign up for open shifts as they become available.

Wal-Mart opens up to Wild Oats, seeks organic-food edge

posted: 04/10/2014 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Wild Oats, considered a pioneer in the organic-food industry, is making a comeback in Wal-Mart.

Retailer files suit in photo wrangle

posted: 04/09/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its visitors center/museum in Bentonville are suing a Fayetteville photography studio for images — mostly negatives — of historic Wal-Mart events, Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and his family that predate the founding of the company.

Restored art wins award

posted: 04/02/2014 4:59 a.m. Discuss

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art recently won the Arkansas Museums Association’s award for Outstanding Achievement in Conservation for its restorative work on Vaquero, a 16-foot fiberglass sculpture of a Mexican cowboy atop a bucking bronco.

CVS adding four stores in state

posted: 04/01/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

New England-based pharmacy retailer CVS Caremark Corp. is adding four stores in key Arkansas locations — three of them in Wal-Mart’s backyard of Northwest Arkansas.

Probe’s 2 years cost Wal-Mart $439 million

posted: 03/27/2014 5 a.m. Comment 1

A probe into whether global retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is costing the company millions — $439 million over the past two fiscal years and up to $240 million in the current fiscal year — and the tally is expected to rise even higher before all matters are settled.

Food-aid cut hurts, Wal-Mart tells SEC

posted: 03/26/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

As Wal-Mart strives to maintain its spot as the world’s largest retailer, the company and its shareholders have lots to be anxious about — from growing competition from other retailers and the wrath of Mother Nature to legal and regulatory action and economic strains here and abroad, according to a company report.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES PREVIEW: Museum partygoers sample ‘Taste for Modernism’ exhibit

posted: 03/23/2014 4:24 a.m. Gallery Discuss

BENTONVILLE — The sights and sounds were uniquely Paris — a lithe, curly-headed mime moved with exaggerated gestures outside Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s temporary exhibition space while a dapperly dressed clarinet player performed nearby.

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