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Wal-Mart to Invest $800M in Chile

Wal-Mart to Invest $800M in Chile

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Chilean unit will invest $800 million in the country over the next three years and open 55 to 60 new supermarkets, the company said on Wednesday, a significant outlay at a time of slow economic growth.
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Murphy Chief Roger Jenkins' Pay for 2016 Falls 40 Percent

Murphy Oil Corp. CEO Roger W. Jenkins took a pay cut of nearly 40 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, with $8.5 million in total compensation compared with just over $14 million in 2015.
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Southern Bancorp Plans To Raise $20M

The ownership of Southern Bancorp Inc. recently underwent change to simplify its stock structure and create a more market-friendly organization.
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JB Hunt Gives $2.7M to Set Up Innovation Center at UA

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced Wednesday a $2.75 million grant to the University of Arkansas. read more >

Brazil Beef Scandal Leaves Fewer Options for Global Buyers

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announced today that it will hold its 2017 annual meeting on Friday June 2 at Bud Walton Arena at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. read more >

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