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Wal-Mart's Shutdown Creates New Food Deserts

Wal-Mart's Shutdown Creates New Food Deserts
A Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market.

An Associated Press analysis shows that the closing of more than 150 Wal-Mart stores nationwide will create three food deserts in Alabama, Kansas and Arkansas.
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Fired Wal-Mart Worker Who Claimed Discrimination Wins $31M

A jury has awarded more than $31 million in damages to a former Wal-Mart pharmacist in New Hampshire who claimed she was wrongly fired after reporting safety concerns about co-workers dispensing prescriptions.
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4Q Loss Brings Murphy Oil's Red Ink to $2.2B in 2015

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $587.1 million, or $3.41 per share, leading to an annual net loss of $2.2 billion, or $13.03 per share. CEO Roger Jenkins said the firm will focus on keeping operating costs low to weather low oil prices.
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