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  • Walmart is testing the idea with a new service that lets a delivery person walk into your home when you're not there to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge. "This may not be for everyone," wrote Sloan Eddleston, Walmart's head of e-commerce strategy, in a blog post Friday; "but we want to offer customers the opportunity to participate in tests today and help...

  • The world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer said on Friday it is partnering with August Home, a provider of smart locks and home accessories, to test the service with certain customers in the Silicon Valley. The grocery business is set to be upended through Amazon's acquisition of upmarket grocer Whole Foods last month and the online retailer is also...

  • Arkansas board votes to bar dicamba use after April 15, 2018. CHICAGO, Sept 21- Arkansas on Thursday moved just one step away from barring sprayings next summer of an herbicide linked to widespread U.S. crop damage, setting the stage for a potential legal showdown between the state and chemical maker Monsanto Co.. In July, Arkansas banned dicamba use for 120 days.

  • A Wal-Mart Pickup-Grocery employee waits next to a truck.

    Walmart said on Friday it was testing a service in the Silicon Valley to deliver groceries straight to customers' refrigerators as it looks to gain an edge over Amazon.

  • Sept 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Friday it was testing a service in the Silicon Valley to deliver groceries straight to customers' refrigerators as it looks to gain an edge over Amazon.com. Bentonville, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart said the homeowner would be in control of the entire experience, receiving a notification that the delivery is in progress and could...

  • Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina

    Republicans need 22 more votes from among the 24 GOP senators representing states that would get less money under the latest Obamacare repeal bill.

  • Sept 20- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday it would not hire temporary workers this holiday season and would instead offer the extra hours to its current employees. Chief Operating Officer Judith McKenna said in a statement. The Bentonville, Arkansas- based retailer also plans to revive its "Holiday Helper" program by increasing the number of "helpers" in...

  • Sam Walton's original Bentonville variety store.

    Wal-Mart said the new campus will include improved parking, meal services and fitness opportunities.

  • A worker sets up a display in a Walmart Super Center in Compton, California.

    Wal-Mart is restructuring its U.S. store operations and will consolidate its business divisions from six to four, the company said on Tuesday.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 12- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is restructuring its U.S. store operations and will consolidate its business divisions from six to four, the company said on Tuesday. "Our last field restructure was several years ago and our business has changed over that time," the company said in a statement. In February, Reuters reported the company would consolidate its...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 7- Monsanto Co filed a petition on Thursday asking Arkansas agricultural officials to reject a proposed date next year that would end sprayings of the herbicide dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across the U.S. farm belt. A state task force recommended last month that Arkansas bar sprayings after April 15, 2018, to protect plants...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 7- Monsanto Co filed a petition on Thursday asking Arkansas agricultural officials to reject a proposed date next year that would end sprayings of the herbicide dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across the U.S. farm belt. A state task force recommended last month that Arkansas bar sprayings after April 15, 2018 to protect plants...

  • The Environmental Protection Agency discussed a deadline for next year's sprayings on a call with state officials last month that addressed steps the agency could take to prevent a repeat of the damage, four participants on the call told Reuters. It was the latest of at least three conference calls the EPA has held with state regulators and experts since late...

  • ORANGE, Texas/ HOUSTON, Sept 1- A week after Hurricane Harvey came ashore in Texas, rescuers pressed their marathon search for survivors on Friday in large pockets of land that remained flooded by one of the costliest natural disasters to hit the United States. The storm has displaced more than 1 million people, with 44 feared dead from flooding that paralyzed...

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing label instructions for dicamba weed killers following reports of crop damage in states from Arkansas to North Dakota. "I think Arkansas has decided what the solution to this problem is," Andrew Thostenson, a pesticide specialist for North Dakota State University, said about the spraying deadline.

  • If adopted by the state, the recommendation would prevent most Arkansas farmers from spraying dicamba weed killers on growing soybeans, a key selling point for products manufactured by Monsanto Co, BASF and DuPont. Last month, Arkansas banned the use and sale of dicamba after farmers complained the herbicide was drifting away from where it was sprayed into...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 25- An Arkansas task force has recommended the state bar sprayings after April 15 next year of agricultural herbicides with the chemical dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across 20 states, a group spokeswoman said on Friday. If adopted by the state, the recommendation would prevent most Arkansas farmers from spraying dicamba weed...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 17- Heartland Bank of Little Rock Arkansas is "significantly undercapitalized" and must increase shares, sell itself or otherwise satisfy regulators, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday.

  • FED SAYS HEARTLAND BANK OF ARKANSAS IS "SIGNIFICANTLY UNDERCAPITALIZED", MUST RAISE CAPITAL IN 90 DAYS- ENFORCEMENT ACTION.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 11- Amazon.com Inc is exploring a technology first developed for the U.S. military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the $700 billion U.S. grocery business. It could also complement Amazon's planned $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc and Amazon's checkout-free...