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Wal-Mart Stores here has partnered with discount brokerage ShareBuilder Corp., Bellevue, Wash., as the retailer’s first expansion of its financial-services offerings since withdrawing its application for an industrial loan company charter in March, which would have allowed it to operate a banking entity.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here has partnered with discount brokerage ShareBuilder Corp., Bellevue, Wash., as the retailer’s first expansion of its financial-services offerings since withdrawing its application for an industrial loan company charter in March, which would have allowed it to operate a banking entity. At the time, Wal-Mart spokesman Kevin Gardner told SN, “Our strategy is to develop more financial services products to complement what we’re already offering, such as chec

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