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Murphy USA Plans for Growth Without Wal-Mart
Andrew Clyde

Murphy USA Plans for Growth Without Wal-Mart

Murphy USA's newest direction came as the result of Wal-Mart's decision to develop its own gasoline program. But the abrupt change in the business relationship did not catch Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde unprepared.
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EPA: Crittenden County Meets Ozone Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it plans to approve a state request to designate Crittenden County in northeast Arkansas as having met the federal 2008 ozone standard.
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Southwest Power Pool Adds 2 New Board Members

Graham Edwards and Bruce Scherr were elected to the SPP board at a meeting in Oklahoma City. The appointments are effective immediately, the company said, and expand the board to nine members.
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