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Wal-Mart needs to grow overseas, and China's the big prize
SHENZHEN, China (AP) -- Zhong Guoyan sifted through piles of fish at a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen, one of China's largest cities. She studied the fins, to make sure they were bright red and firm. She peered at the eyeballs - were they bulging?...
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Wal-Mart steps up online efforts in China as a key to future
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Wal-Mart's tiny warehouse in eastern Shanghai doesn't look like much. But it's a key part of the company's strategy to win over grocery customers in China who are fast heading online....
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Wal-Mart's Sam's Club: A bright spot in China
SHENZHEN, China (AP) -- Wal-Mart's Sam's Club took a gamble in China almost two years ago. It changed the way it sells meat and fish, putting them in packages instead of letting Chinese shoppers physically inspect cuts of meat or live fish in tanks the way they're used to....
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In China, Wal-Mart meets its match: Sun Art Retail Group
At the store in Shanghai, signs promote "everyday low prices," along with temporary promotions - similar to what Wal-Mart does....
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Iraqi forces in Fallujah repel IS attack in city's south
CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah have repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city's south....
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Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt....
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Air strikes pummel rebel-held city of Idlib
BEIRUT (AP) -- A wave of air strikes on a rebel-held stronghold in northwest Syria Monday night caused mass casualties and sparked fresh clashes. The flare up in violence came a day after the opposition's chief negotiator resigned in frustration over the stalled Geneva peace talks with the government of Bashar Assad....
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Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California
BEIJING (AP) -- A former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud in Taiwan has died in a car accident in California, the island's foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday. He had been hiding for years in the United States....
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Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years and urged the Kabul government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of refugees internally displaced by war....
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Chinese transgender man fights for job equality
BEIJING (AP) -- A 28-year-old transgender man who goes by the name of "Mr. C" has become the public face of the fight for job equality in China, where sexual and gender minorities are only beginning to emerge from virtual invisibility....
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