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Reuters reports that Walmart "is considering closing about 30 stores and renting some of its property in Brazil next year ... as the world's largest retailer looks to exit poor-performing markets.

"Wal-Mart declined to comment directly about store closings, telling Reuters it is 'constantly reviewing its portfolio and making decisions based on what's best for the business and clients'."

• A grand jury has indicted Kevin Roper, the driver of the Walmart tractor trailer that was was the cause of a crash that seriously injured actor Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian last year.

The charges include first-degree aggravated manslaughter, second-degree vehicular homicide, and eight counts of third-degree aggravated assault charges.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) already has concluded that Roper was the primary cause of the crash, noting that he drove 800 miles from his home in Georgia to his workplace in Delaware before attempting to drive farther north on no sleep.
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