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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?...

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....

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....

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....

Scandal-hit Volkswagen sees profits fall in 1st quarter
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German automaker Volkswagen saw net profit fall 19 percent in the first three months of the year as it grappled with a costly scandal over cars it had equipped to cheat on diesel emissions tests....

UN health agency trumpets 'plain packaging' for tobacco
GENEVA (AP) -- The UN health agency says "plain packaging" on tobacco products has shown to be an effective complement to health warnings, advertising restrictions, and curbs on misleading packaging to help save lives....

Eurozone inflation rate remains below zero in May
LONDON (AP) -- Consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell in May for the third month in the last four, official figures showed Tuesday, a development that's unlikely to alter expectations that the European Central Bank will refrain from announcing more stimulus measures this week....

Global shares mixed; Japan tax hike delay plan buoys Asia
HONG KONG (AP) -- Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday on better-than-expected Japanese economic data and a weaker yen while European shares drifted as investors came back from a long weekend in the U.S. and Britain....

Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping
BEIJING (AP) -- These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country's rapidly growing elderly population....

4-H program aims to grow next generation of ag scientists
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- One team is developing GPS ear tags so cattle farmers can track herds from afar. Another thinks drones can protect livestock from predators. Yet another is developing a rechargeable portable warmer to prevent vaccines from freezing when dairy producers inoculate their herds in the winter....

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