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The pandemic has changed nearly everything, including back-to-school shopping for students, parents and teachers, so stores like Walmart are trying to find new ways to reach customers to provide items that weren't essential before, but are now.

Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, discusses Walmat job cuts, trucking industry health and the search for a new director at the Fort Smith Advertising and Promotion Commission.

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Walmart’s legendary supply chain is built to withstand the economic ravages of the global coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to Matt Waller, dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. The world's largest retailer is also supporting  — and expanding — its U.S. workforce during the crisis.

Walmart is behind a new program that matches up potential volunteers with nonprofits in Northwest Arkansas.

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Vermont senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was in Rogers Wednesday to attend the annual Walmart Shareholders Meeting on behalf of protesters and workers seeking higher wages and more representation in the company. Sanders proposed a resolution that would give hourly workers a seat on the Walmart Board of Directors and urged company leadership to raise the minimum wage from $11 an hour to $15.