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Dec 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc named David Cheesewright as head of Walmart International, succeeding Doug McMillon who was appointed chief executive of the company last month. Cheesewright, who currently runs Wal-Mart's Europe, Middle East and Africa and Canada operations, will assume his new position on Feb. 1, the company said on Tuesday.
As much as 5 inches of snow were forecast for Monday night into Tuesday for an area stretching from Virginia into New York, the National Weather Service said. "I don't think things are going to warm up anytime soon," said Bruce Sullivan, National Weather Service meteorologist.
Northern Maryland received 7 to 10 inches of snow over the weekend, while central and eastern Pennsylvania got 4 to 10 inches, and parts of New York received up to 10 inches through Monday morning, according to the weather service.
Dec 9- A massive winter storm that drove parts of the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend kept a tight grip on the region on Monday while bitter temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.
Marching north, it was expected to pummel the East Coast with snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Baltimore to north of Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. The Delaware Memorial Bridge, which links Delaware with New Jersey, was closed briefly "due to ice and multiple accidents," according to the bridge's official Twitter account.
The storm was moving up the East Coast, with snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected from Baltimore, Maryland, to north of Boston, according to the National Weather Service. The system was expected to reach Philadelphia and New York City by Sunday afternoon and linger over the area through Monday morning's rush hour commute.
*Winterkill worries in Kansas, Nebraska. A bigger issue will be the ice cover from northeast Texas into the Delta, "said Don Keeney, a meteorologist for MDA Weather Services.
LONDON, Dec 4- Supporters of renewables often imply the clean-energy revolution is close to phasing out fossil fuels for electricity generation in the United States, especially polluting coal-fired power plants.
WASHINGTON, Dec 4- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is paying for lawyers to represent more than 30 of its executives involved in a foreign corruption investigation, according to people familiar with the matter, an unusually high number that shows the depth of the federal probe.
NEW YORK, Dec 3- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is sticking with Bank of America's Merrill Lynch unit to run its 401 program with $18 billion in assets, Wal-Mart confirmed on Tuesday. The average Wal-Mart employee has about $18,000 in their retirement account, according to BrightScope, which tracks and rates retirement plans.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2- College savings plans are better deals than they were a few years ago, but there are still a few clunkers out there. Each fall, investment research firm Morningstar singles out the nation's best 529 college savings plans.
*Currently heads Wal-Mart's international division. Nov 25- Wal-Mart Stores Inc has named veteran executive Doug McMillon as its next chief executive, in a bet that his experience running its international unit will bolster growth at the world's largest retailer.
NEW YORK, Nov 22- The price of benchmark Brent crude oil rose for a second straight session on Friday on short-covering while U.S. soybeans surged on data showing bullish exports. Cotton sank 2 percent and touched a more than 10- month low, weighed by supply pressures, demand worries, and long liquidation.
Nov 18- Tyson Foods Inc reported a 28 percent jump in quarterly profit on Monday, helped by higher chicken sales and a rebound in its beef business, and said it expected to benefit from lower grain costs this fiscal year.
Nov 18- Tyson Foods Inc reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher chicken sales and a rebound in its beef business. Shares of the largest U.S. meat processor rose 4 percent to $30.00 in premarket trade on Monday. Tyson's chicken sales rose 2.4 percent to $3.16 billion in the fourth quarter ended Sept. 28.
Just ask Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer. When it sought a foothold in east Africa, it sparked a family feud in one of its acquisition targets, Kenya's Naivas supermarket chain.
WASHINGTON, Nov 6- Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co faces a fine of nearly $2.7 million for a pipeline spill of thousands of barrels of Canadian crude oil in an Arkansas suburb last spring, the U.S. pipeline safety office said on Wednesday. Senator Mark Pryor, an Arkansas Democrat, praised the PHMSA's decision on Wednesday.
Nov 5- As Alice and Rick Sofield of Alexandria, Virginia, recently discovered, being the parents of a teenage driver can be an expensive proposition. The Sofields' 16- year-old daughter, Charlotte, earned her driver's license last March. The result: some $2,500 damage, which insurance paid for, and dents and scratches on her mother's Chevrolet Suburban.
NEW YORK, Nov 1- A leading commodities index sank to its weakest since June 2012 on Friday as upbeat data bolstered the dollar and hurt oil and gold prices, while natural gas prices hurtled lower for a fifth straight session due to forecasts of mild weather.
WASHINGTON, Oct 31- The world's largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday announced three new manufacturing projects by suppliers in the United States to produce footwear, curtains and glassware as part of a broader commitment to "buy American." Bill Simon, Wal-Mart's U.S. president and CEO, made the announcement with U.S.