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Walmart customers will be able to place an order by simply saying it out loud, using either the voice-activated speaker Google Home (left) or the Google Assistant app. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Wade Dooley, in Albion, Iowa, uses less fertilizer than most farmers because he grows rye and alfalfa, along with corn and soybeans. "This field [of rye] has not been fertilized at all," he says. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Does 'Sustainability' Help The Environment Or Just Agriculture's Public Image?

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Anhydrous ammonia tanks in a newly planted wheat field. Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, though, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer. It won't be easy. TheBusman/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Anyone, Even Walmart, Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms?

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Using his personal Twitter account, Trump has publicly thanked Walmart, among other companies, for their plans to increase investment and job creation. It's not yet clear how his tweets may affect company decision making. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Firms Are Harnessing Trump's Tweets As A Marketing Strategy

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Starting this week, Wal-Mart, America's largest grocer, says it will start piloting sales of weather-dented apples at a discount in 300 of its Florida stores. Courtesy of Wal-Mart hide caption

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Wal-Mart employee Adriana Cajuso takes payment from customer Yoalmi Matias at a store in Miami. By mid-2016, Wal-Mart says, customers will have the option of paying via their smartphones. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Wal-Mart employee Dayngel Fernandez stocks shelves in the produce department of a Miami store in February. Activists say the company's recent corporate policy changes don't address systemic labor and environmental problems. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Jessey Drewsen, 25, lives near the H Street Wal-Mart in Washington, D.C. She says she doesn't like the store, but that she goes there for cheap supplies like pens. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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When Wal-Mart Comes To Town, What Does It Mean For Workers?

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A woman pushes a cart at a Costco store in Hackensack, N.J., in 2013. Big-box stores are effective delivery devices for fattening foods, economists argue in a new study. Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Customers in Bentonville, Ark., where Walmart's corporate headquarters are located, turn out for holiday shopping on Thanksgiving. Gunnar Rathbun/Invision for Walmart/AP hide caption

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