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Wal-Mart Jumps Into the Money Transfer Business, Loudly
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Wal-Mart Jumps Into the Money Transfer Business, Loudly

Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.
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Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, Wife Give $1M to UA Walton Business College

Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, and his wife, Shelley, are giving $1 million to the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business. The money will establish the McMillion Family Endowed Excellence Fund, which will help the UA create the proposed School of Global Retail Operations and Innovation.
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Deadline to Nominate for Arkansas Export Awards is April 30

The awards honor Arkansas businesses that excel in the international marketplace, and will be presented at a Governor's Mansion luncheon on May 22. All Arkansas companies that sell in international markets are eligible to be nominated.
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April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks.
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