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  • Wal-Mart is successfully using e-commerce to boost sales but does not want to alienate workers who have helped drive gains with improved customer service and higher morale following a rise in base pay to $10 an hour. The shift followed complaints by labor groups that Wal-Mart had to do more for workers, despite the company's $2.7 billion investment in...

  • *Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris climate accord. *OPEC officials discussed deepening cuts- sources. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord could accelerate U.S. production and flood the global oil market.

  • Despite suffering from a past heart attack and diabetes, Kentucky resident Mary Blair was able to receive medical coverage through Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

    Whatever gets decided is going to affect patients, health workers and the overall economy.

  • FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 1- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is testing a program that allows store workers to deliver packages ordered on the store's website after they finish their shifts, as the retailer looks for ways to close the gap with rival Amazon.com Inc.. Marc Lore, head of Wal-Mart's e-commerce operations, said in a blog post on Thursday the step will cut shipping...

  • SHANGHAI, May 31- A man has been arrested and two are missing in China after conducting an investigation into a Chinese company making Ivanka Trump-branded shoes, China Labor Watch, a New York- based advocacy group, said on Wednesday. Labour activist Hua Haifeng was arrested in Jiangxi province on suspicion of illegally using eavesdropping equipment, according...

  • May 29- Oil prices rose slightly on Monday, barely paring last week's steep losses with the market remaining cautious as increases in U.S. drilling activity have undercut an OPEC- led push to tighten supply. The market remains uncertain about whether the extension of output cuts by OPEC and other producing countries will be enough to support prices.

  • May 29- Oil prices rose slightly on Monday, paring steep losses from last week, but the market remained cautious as increases in U.S. drilling activity have undercut an OPEC- led push to tighten supply. The market remains uncertain about whether the extension of output cuts by OPEC and other producing countries will be enough to support prices.

  • *Trade thin ahead of the long weekend break in U.S. and Britain. NEW YORK, May 26- Oil prices rebounded to rise more than 1 percent on Friday, but Brent crude ended the week nearly 3 percent lower after an OPEC- led decision to extend production curbs did not go as far as many investors had hoped. Trading was light after Thursday's heavy sell-off and ahead of the long...

  • *Prices rebound after dive on disappointment over OPEC decision. NEW YORK, May 26- Oil prices rebounded to rise more than 1 percent on Friday, but ended the week nearly 3 percent lower after an OPEC- led decision to extend production curbs did not go as far as many investors had hoped. Crude prices plunged 5 percent after the decision as some market participants had...

  • NEW YORK, May 25- Oil prices tumbled 5 percent on Thursday as the extension of output curbs by OPEC and other producing countries disappointed investors who had hoped for larger cuts, leading to the biggest daily percentage slide in crude prices since early March. At Thursday's meeting in Vienna, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and some...

  • *OPEC agrees to extend output cuts for nine months. NEW YORK, May 25- Oil prices fell about 4 percent on Thursday, on track for their biggest daily drop in three weeks, after OPEC's decision to extend production curbs fell short of expectations of deeper or longer cuts. As expected, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, along with other non- OPEC...

  • In his first detailed budget submission to Congress on Tuesday, Trump requested major reductions to programs that help poor families afford groceries and poor and disabled people get healthcare. Some Republicans in Congress cheered Trump's budget. They're really deep, deep cuts, "said Republican Representative Hal Rogers, whose eastern Kentucky district...

  • In his first detailed budget submission to Congress on Tuesday, Trump requested major reductions to programs that help poor families afford groceries and poor and disabled people get healthcare. Some Republicans in Congress cheered Trump's budget. They're really deep, deep cuts, "said Republican Representative Hal Rogers, whose eastern Kentucky district...

  • *OPEC seen set to prolong oil output cuts. NEW YORK, May 23- Oil prices settled a bit higher on Tuesday as expectations of an extension to OPEC- led supply cuts overshadowed a White House proposal to sell half of U.S. petroleum reserves. OPEC and other producing countries including Russia have cut output about 1.8 million barrels per day in the first half of 2017..

  • *OPEC set to prolong oil cuts as delegates predict smooth meeting. NEW YORK, May 23- Oil prices inched up on Tuesday in volatile trading as expectations of an extension to OPEC- led supply cuts and another drop in U.S. crude inventories overshadowed a White House proposal to sell half the country's petroleum reserves. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting...

  • BEIJING, May 23- As a controversial U.S. investment visa scheme comes under fresh criticism, Sam Walls of Little Rock, Arkansas, faces a different problem as he courts wealthy Chinese. Walls, who is 47 and does not speak Mandarin, spent three months in China last year promoting the project, often travelling by high-speed rail between Beijing and Shanghai.

  • CHICAGO, May 18- Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales at established U.S. stores, as investments to bring more customers into the discount retailer paid off and a bigger push into e-commerce boosted online purchases, sending its shares flirting near a 52- week high. Wal-Mart and analysts said the company is...

  • Among the group's recommendations for the Senate include maintaining the expansion of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled, while also limiting federal spending for certain populations, according to a copy of the proposal. Members of the group, which include governors from Utah, Tennessee and Michigan, are also now...

  • The proposed class action lawsuit was filed in federal court in Illinois on Friday by Talisa Borders and Otisha Woolbright, who say that until 2014, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart had a company-wide policy that denied pregnant women the same accommodations as workers with other disabilities. The company in a statement provided by spokesman Randy Hargrove denied...

  • The proposed class action lawsuit was filed in federal court in Illinois on Friday by Talisa Borders and Otisha Woolbright, who say that until 2014, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart had a company-wide policy that denied pregnant women the same accommodations as workers with other disabilities. A Wal-Mart spokesman on Monday said the company had not seen the lawsuit...