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  • The doctor (in the next cubicle) will see you now Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:00 AM ET

    U.S. companies as diverse as chipmaker Intel Corp and printer Quad/Graphics Inc have opened in-house health clinics with doctors, nurses and even dentists to diagnose suspicious symptoms, write prescriptions and more. "We were beginning to see... growing chronic conditions in our population," says Tami Graham, director of global benefits for Intel. "

  • Why Wal-Mart Is No Bank of America Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    The U.S. banking quadropoly of Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase has worn out its welcome with the public, but don't look for Amazon, Google, or even Wal-Mart Stores to offer a meaningful alternative.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Oct 9 Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:14 AM ET

    Oct 9- The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. *BP Plc said Monday it has sold the large Texas City refinery, scene of a fatal industrial accident in 2005, to Marathon Petroleum Corp in a deal worth up to $2.5 billion.

  • PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Oct 9 Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:08 AM ET

    *The International Monetary Fund is cutting its global economic forecasts yet again, calling the risks of a slowdown "alarmingly high", primarily because of policy uncertainty in the United States and Europe.

  • CINCINNATI, Oct 9- Procter& Gamble Co's CEO stood behind the company's plan for increasing profit and sales at a drama-free annual meeting notable for the absence of William Ackman, the activist investor who has pushed hard for change in recent months at the world's largest maker of household products.

  • McKinsey casts gloomy eye on world banking Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:01 PM ET

    *Few banks earn their costs of capital. NEW YORK, Oct 8- Banks worldwide remain scarred by the 2007-2009 financial crisis and are years away from developing new business models that will produce sustainable profits, according to a new study. "It's the banks' game to lose," Toos Daruvala, a McKinsey director who helped write the report, told Reuters.

  • *Bluebird card available next week at Walmart stores, online. *Amex gets access to 4,000 stores, spending by underbanked* Wal-Mart brings low pricing to card accounts* Average American pays $200 annually in fees* Shares of rival card companies NetSpend, Green Dot tank.

  • *Bluebird card available next week at Walmart stores, online. *Amex gets access to 4,000 stores, spending by under-banked* Wal-Mart brings low-pricing to card accounts* Average American pays $200 annually in fees* Shares of rival card companies NetSpend, Green Dot tank By Martinne Geller and David Henry.

  • *Bluebird card available next week at Walmart stores, online. *Amex gets access to 4,000 stores, spending by under-banked* Wal-Mart brings low-pricing to card accounts* Average American pays $200 annually in fees* Shares of rival card companies NetSpend, Green Dot tank By Martinne Geller and David Henry.

  • *Bluebird card available next week at Walmart stores, online. *Amex gets access to 4,000 stores, spending by under-banked* Wal-Mart brings low-pricing to card accounts* Average American pays $200 annually in fees* Shares of rival card companies NetSpend, Green Dot tank.

  • Netflix, Green Dot, Alliance are market movers Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:. Green Dot Corp., down $2.60 at $10.25. Shares of the prepaid card seller fell after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and American Express said they will team up to make a rival card.

  • Dow Snaps 3-Day Rally, Global Worries Weigh Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower in thin trading Monday, with the Dow pulling back after hitting a five-year high, amid jitters over global growth and ahead of what many forecast will be a weak earnings season.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 8- Wal-Mart and American Express have teamed up for a useful kind of financial innovation. It's a smooth move by Wal-Mart. The partners aren't disclosing financial terms, but it seems unlikely Wal-Mart would pay as much as it does to other card issuers.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 8- Wal-Mart and American Express have teamed up for a useful kind of financial innovation. It's a smooth move by Wal-Mart. The partners aren't disclosing financial terms, but it seems unlikely Wal-Mart would pay as much as it does to other card issuers.

  • Stocks lower on weak outlook for 3Q, Asian economy Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:23 PM ET

    Investors looked warily at forecasts for poor U.S. corporate earnings and weaker growth in Asia and decided there wasn't much reason to buy stocks. Companies in the S&P 500 index are expected to post an overall decline in profits for the first time in 11 quarters, according to FactSet.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 8- The retailer's new venture with American Express looks a good option for poorer Americans lacking access to financial services.

  • With Wal-Mart overhang, other prepaid cards worry Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    NetSpend and Green Dot, which sells many of its cards at Walmart stores, tumbled Monday after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced it would offer its own prepaid card with credit card issuer American Express Co. With its shares falling, Green Dot replied with a statement saying it supported Wal-Mart's efforts to offer more financial products to more customers.

  • *Check-writing capability, other features, coming next year* Shares of rival card companies NetSpend, Green Dot tank* Wal-Mart, Amex shares largely unchanged. NEW YORK, Oct 8- Wal-Mart Stores Inc and American Express Co are teaming up to offer a prepaid debit card called Bluebird to target lower-income shoppers who do not have bank accounts.

  • U.S. stocks declined after the World Bank cut growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits on the cusp of the quarterly earnings season.

  • Oct 8- Wal-Mart Stores Inc and American Express Co have teamed up to provide financial services to customers who often do not have traditional bank accounts by offering a prepaid debit card called Bluebird.