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  1. Groupon tests an online marketplaceRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Internet Retailer

    B2B e-commerce is larger than retail e-commerce in transaction volume. Read key data on industry sales, trends in marketing and web content, technology investment, and more.

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  2. Why businesses are increasingly speaking out against religious-objections lawsRead the original story

    12 min ago | Canadian Business Magazine

    A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in states such as Indiana and Arkansas. The world's largest retailer and America's largest private employer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., waded into the debate this week when its CEO urged Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a bill in Arkansas that critics said would open the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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  3. U.S. Stocks Decline Amid Weaker-Than-Forecast Jobs, Factory DataRead the original story

    33 min ago | The Washington Post

    U.S. stocks fell, after a ninth straight quarterly gain, as weaker-than-estimated data on hiring and manufacturing reinforced concern that economic growth may be slowing. American Airlines Group Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc. slumped more than 4.1 percent after Deutsche Bank cut its ratings on the shares amid concerns about their international business.

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  4. Why Wal-Mart matters to the religious freedom debateRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | The Washington Post

    Wal-Mart issued a statement Tuesday asking Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto the state's so-called religious freedom bill, which is similar to the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act that Indiana has come under fire for. Hutchinson said Wednesday that he wouldn't veto it, but was asking the legislature to make changes so it more closely resembles the federal RFRA, which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1993.

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  5. Arkansas governor rejects bill after pressure over gay ...Read the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | AlertNet

    Demonstrators gather at Monument Circle to protest a controversial religious freedom bill recently signed by Governor Mike Pence, during a rally in Indianapolis March 28, 2015.REUTERS/Nate Chute LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 1 - Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday rejected a religion bill he had said he would sign into law, reversing course after a national firestorm of criticism assailing such legislation as discriminating against gays and lesbians. In a news conference Hutchinson said he was sending the Religious Freedom Restoration Act back to the Republican-controlled state legislature for a rewrite to better balance tolerance for diversity and protections of religious freedom.

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  6. Wal-Mart Looking to Grow Grocery Unit: US. CEORead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | Fox News

    Wal-Mart , the world's biggest retailer, is focusing on expanding its grocery business and improving the experience of its workers', among other long-term plans, company officials said Wednesday. Wal-Mart U.S. President and CEO Greg Foran outlined the company's strategic plans during a meeting with analysts.

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  7. Arkansas Governor Won't Sign Religious-Freedom BillRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | Bloomberg

    The Republican says he is asking the legislature revise the bill to make it similar to a federal law that's been on the books for more than two decades. -- Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said he won't sign a religious-freedom law that opponents said sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians, following pressure from businesses that said it would harm the state's reputation.

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  8. UPDATE 1-Indiana Republicans meet with LGBT groups seeking fix to lawRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Reuters

    Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday rejected a religion bill he had said he would sign into law, reversing course after a national firestorm of criticism assailing such legislation as discriminating against gays and lesbians. In a news conference Hutchinson said he was sending the Religious Freedom Restoration Act back to the Republican-controlled state legislature for a rewrite to better balance tolerance for diversity and protections of religious freedom.

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  9. Arkansas governor rejects bill after pressure over gay discriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | BayouBuzz.com

    Republican lawmakers in Indiana were meeting with gay and lesbian groups on Wednesday as they rushed to re-craft a potentially discriminatory Religious Freedom Restoration Act that sparked national outrage. The rewritten law could be ready as early as Thursday, said Tory Flynn, spokeswoman for Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma.

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  10. 8 Companies That Are Fighting Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' LawRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Benzinga

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence has received a massive backlash from the state's late "religious freedom" law, which allows companies to make business decisions based on their religious convictions. As it's written, the law would allow firms to discriminate against the gay and lesbian community by refusing to hire people based on their sexual orientation.

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  11. Wal-Mart says it is looking at product sourcing to lower pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Vallejo News

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc is looking at how it sources its products, especially considering falling commodity prices globally, in an effort to reduce its prices, the head of the retailer's U.S. division said on Wednesday.

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  12. Indiana Uproar: Wall Street Weighs In on RFRARead the original story

    2 hrs ago | SchaeffersResearch.com

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week , granting businesses legal recourse for refusing service to individuals on the basis of religious beliefs. While Pence and advocates of the bill insist it is designed to protect religious freedoms, and is not discriminatory in nature, that conviction is being countered by many corporations that are either located in the state or do business there.

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  13. Amazon Dash Could Be Big For BrandsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

    While some are thinking it's an April Fool's joke, and others are wondering what this means for shopping , Amazon.com has given a huge boost for brands with its Dash button. Each button carries the logo of a branded product.

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    4 hrs ago | Religion News Service

    Arkansas lawmakers passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, drawing a swift demand from Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the governor to veto the bill. Arkansas followed Indiana, which passed a similar act last week.

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  15. Wal-Mart calls on Arkansas governor to veto religious freedom billRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Raw Story

    Arkansas lawmakers passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, drawing a swift demand from Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the governor to veto the bill. Arkansas followed Indiana, which passed a similar act last week.

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  16. Why Arkansas won't protect gays: 'Everyone will want an exemption'Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

    Business backlash I'd love to be a fly on the wall if the CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. ever has a face-to-face discussion about "religious freedom" with Arkansas Senator Bart Hester. Both men are based in Bentonville, which is home to the giant retailer.

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  17. Wal-Mart urges gov. to veto religion billRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Connecticut Post

    Retail giant Wal-Mart says Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson should veto a religious-objection bill that critics say would open the door to widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians. Wal-Mart Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said in a statement Tuesday the bill prohibiting state and local government from infringing on someone's religious beliefs without a "compelling" interest threatens the state's spirt of inclusion and the Bentonville-based company's values.

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  18. Latest State News Round-up for Wednesday Morning, April 1, 2015.Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Hometown News Daily

    Retail giant Wal-Mart says Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson should veto a religious-objection bill that critics say would open the door to widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians. Wal-Mart Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said in a statement Tuesday the bill prohibiting state and local government from infringing on someone's religious beliefs without a "compelling" interest threatens the state's spirt of inclusion and the Bentonville-based company's values.

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  19. The Wall Street Journal: Wal-Mart turns up pressure on suppliers to cut their pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | MarketWatch

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is increasing the pressure on suppliers to cut the cost of their products, in an effort to regain the mantle of low-price leader and turn around its sluggish U.S. sales. The retailing behemoth says it has been telling suppliers to forgo investments in joint marketing with the retailer and plow the savings into lower prices instead.

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  20. U.S. corporations pressure two states accused of curbing gay rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    Arkansas lawmakers passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, drawing a swift demand from Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the governor to veto the bill. Arkansas followed Indiana, which passed a similar act last week.

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