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Wal-Mart to Eliminate 1,500 Back-Office Jobs at Western US Stores
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Wal-Mart to Eliminate 1,500 Back-Office Jobs at Western US Stores

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting jobs in accounting and other back-office positions at about 500 locations in the Western region of the U.S.
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Federal Hearing Set for Dillard's in EEOC Case

A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered Dillard's Inc. to explain why it won't comply with a subpoena from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Rising US Retail Sales Offer Relief After Weak Jobs Report

Despite a hiring slump, American consumers remain confident about spending — a reassuring sign for the U.S economy.
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Harps Buys 9 Walmart Express Stores, 6 in Arkansas

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale said Wednesday that it is acquiring six former Walmart Express stores in Arkansas. The private grocery store chain did not say how it will use the properties.
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