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Wal-Mart Pulls Cyber Monday Forward to Sunday, Record Industry Sales Expected
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Wal-Mart Pulls Cyber Monday Forward to Sunday, Record Industry Sales Expected

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville has decided that Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, should not start on a Monday anymore.
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Analysis: Wal-Mart Scrimps on Hiring As Store Space Grew Rapidly

Wal-Mart has been dogged by criticism of the standard of its stores in recent years, including long checkout lines and insufficient stocking of its shelves. A Reuters analysis of the giant discount retailer's growth and its employee numbers may help explain why
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Tyson Foods 4Q Net Income Up 88 Percent

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Monday reported an 88 percent increase in a key measure of profit as its prepared foods and chicken segments continued to show growth.
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Delayed Growth of Nestlé Foods Regains Promise at Jonesboro Plant

Market forces stymied the envisioned ramp-up to 1,000 employees in the years that followed the Nestlé plant announcement in July 2001. But these days that number looks more attainable than ever.
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Tyson Foods to Close 2 Plants, Cut 880 Jobs

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