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Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.
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Wal-Mart Takes Texas to Court to Crack Liquor-Sales Market

Wal-Mart's court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded. A federal appeals court is allowing a trade group representing liquor store operators to join a stalled federal lawsuit Wal-Mart filed against the Texas agency that hands out permits to sell booze by the bottle.
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Trucking Calls Out for More Young Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a pilot program earlier this month in which a group of military veterans aged 18-21, all of whom have to have heavy vehicle training, would be allowed to drive trucks across state lines in order to study their safety capabilities against a group of older drivers.
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