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  • Oct 16- Walmart Inc's chief executive officer on Tuesday urged investors to revise their view of the company's business, touting its tech investments to grow online sales at a time that Walmart is battling Amazon.com for market share. Walmart, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, also lowered its earnings forecast for its current fiscal year and said e-commerce...

  • Oct 16- Walmart Inc's chief executive officer on Tuesday urged investors to rethink the company's business, touting its various tech investments to grow online sales at a time it is battling Amazon.com for market share. The retailer also lowered its earnings forecast for the year and said its e-commerce growth next year would be slower than in the current...

  • Oct 16- Walmart Inc's chief executive officer on Tuesday urged investors to rethink the company's business, touting its various tech investments to grow online sales at a time it is battling Amazon.com for market share. "I want to challenge your thinking about Walmart," Chief Executive Doug McMillon told the Bentonville, Arkansas, company's annual investor...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- Walmart Inc said on Friday it has acquired online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities for an undisclosed amount, its second apparel-focused acquisition in less than two weeks as it seeks deeper inroads into the online fashion space. In 2017, the Bentonville, Arkansas based retailer partnered with department store chain Lord& Taylor and...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- Walmart Inc has acquired online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities for an undisclosed amount, its second apparel- focused acquisition in less than two weeks as the world's biggest retailer seeks deeper inroads into the online fashion space. In 2017, the Bentonville, Arkansas based retailer partnered with department store chain Lord& Taylor...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- Walmart Inc said on Monday it will partner with U.S. movie studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer to create content for its Vudu video-on-demand service, which the retailer bought eight years ago. Walmart and MGM will make the announcement at the NewFronts conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday and unveil the name of the first production under the...

  • The VUDU Spark, a streaming-enabled device Toggle partnered with Wal-mart.

    Walmart said it would partner with U.S. movie studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer to create content for its video-on-demand service, Vudu.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Walmart Inc on Tuesday said it will acquire Eloquii, a fashion startup that sells plus-sized clothing, for an undisclosed amount as it continues to look for ways to appeal to younger shoppers and differentiate from rival Amazon.com Inc.. More than half of women between the ages of 18 to 65 in the United States wear size 14 or higher, the retailer said.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 27- A rain-damaged soybean harvest in the U.S. Mississippi Delta is heaping more pain on farmers already suffering from a damaging trade war between the United States and China that has dragged prices to lows not seen in a decade. The crop quality woes come as farm income has plunged by half over the past 5 years and as the deepening U.S.- China trade...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- While U.S. states' financial health has strengthened in 2018 compared with last year, fewer than half have enough financial reserves to weather the first year of a moderate recession, according to an S&P Global Ratings report on Monday. Only 20 states have the reserves needed to operate for the first year of an economic downturn without having to...

  • Sept 6- Tropical Depression Gordon continues to drift through southern Arkansas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Thursday.

  • NEW ORLEANS, Sept 6- Tropical Depression Gordon moved north on Thursday, threatening central U.S. states with heavy rain, while Hurricane Florence churned toward Bermuda, packing maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour, forecasters said. Some parts of northwest Mississippi and much of Arkansas could receive up to seven inches of rain, totals that could...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Sept 6- Tropical Depression Gordon was expected on Thursday to dump more heavy rains that could cause flooding in central U.S. states as Hurricane Florence, a monster Category 3 storm, churned toward Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center said. Downpours have flooded streets in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi as the storm headed north and...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Sept 5- Tropical Storm Gordon weakened into a depression on Wednesday after making landfall on Tuesday night near the Alabama- Mississippi border and killing a child when a tree fell on a mobile home in Florida, the National Hurricane Center said. Brian Hurley, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Maryland, said heavy rains would...

  • People fish as rain and wind are whipped up by Tropical Storm Gordon on September 3, 2018 in Miami, Florida. 

    Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.

  • Sept 4- Oil and gas producer Southwestern Energy Co agreed to sell its Fayetteville shale assets in Arkansas to privately owned Flywheel Energy LLC in an all-cash deal valued at about $1.87 billion, Southwestern said on Tuesday. Southwestern plans to pay off $900 million of its more than $3 billion in debt with the proceeds, and will spend $200 million to...

  • Tropical Storm Gordon

    Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to become a hurricane and bring high winds and heavy rain to the region.  

  • CHICAGO, Aug 16- America's two biggest independent seed sellers, Beck's Hybrids and Stine Seed, told Reuters they are pushing U.S. environmental regulators to bar farmers from spraying dicamba weed killer during upcoming summers in a potential blow to Bayer AG's Monsanto Co.. As of July 15, the University of Missouri estimated that more than a million acres of...

  • *Italy's FTSE MIB falls 1.5 pct. LONDON, Aug 16- European shares recovered on Thursday after Beijing said it would hold trade talks with the United States this month, spurring risk appetite, although Italian shares fell sharply as Atlantia sank. Italy's government said it could strip the group's Autostrade unit of its motorway concession or seek heavy fines...

  • *Italy's FTSE MIB tumbles 1.5 pct. Italy's FTSE MIB sank 1.6 percent to its lowest level since April 2017 as shares in motorway operator Atlantia fell 25 percent. Italy's government said it plans to strip the group's Autostrade unit of its motorway concession and seek heavy fines following the deadly collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa.