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Wal-Mart 1Q Results Beat Forecasts, Boost Share Price
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Wal-Mart 1Q Results Beat Forecasts, Boost Share Price

Surprisingly strong sales at Wal-Mart and an optimistic outlook from the world's largest retailer lifted a pall that settled over the entire sector this week. Sales at U.S. stores open at least a year rose 1 percent, the seventh consecutive quarterly increase. The company's shares jumped 9 percent before the opening bell Thursday.
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Wal-Mart-Backed MCX Postpones Rollout, Cuts 30 Jobs

Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a developer of mobile payment technology whose strategy has been thrown into question by big retailers developing their own mobile wallets, is postponing the nationwide rollout of its service and cut 30 jobs.
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Arkansas Consumer Sentiment Continues to Climb

The current consumer sentiment index for Arkansas is 84.9, up from 77.8 in September, according to the spring 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey, released Tuesday.
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Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare.
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