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Wal-Mart Faces More Damages In Wage Case

Wal-Mart Faces More Damages In Wage Case
Nicholas “Butch” Wagner of Wagner Jones Kopfman & Artenian LLP helped win a $54 million verdict against Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

A California jury has ruled against Wal-Mart in a class-action case challenging truck driver pay policies.
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New Flights Between Northwest Arkansas, DC To Start in April

The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) announced Friday that American Airlines will offer a new nonstop jet service between northwest Arkansas and Washington, D.C. starting April 5.
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FMCSA Creates National Drug Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will create a national clearinghouse for drivers who have violations of the U.S. Department of Transportation's testing program.
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