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Joe Keenan is the executive editor of Total Retail.

Before a room full at catalogers at the American Catalog Mailers Association's (ACMA) Annual Forum and Policy Caucus in Washington, D.C. yesterday, Megan Brennan, the 74th Postmaster General and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service — and the first woman to hold the position — addressed the future of her organization and why she believes it can still be a viable entity in an increasingly digital world.

Orange, Va. -- Wal-Mart Stores has abandoned its plans to build a Walmart Superstore near a Civil War battlefield in Virginia. The retailer’s lawyers made the announcement Wednesday in a northern Virginia court, where a judge has been hearing a case to block the plan. Wal-Mart won local approval to build the store near the Wilderness Battlefield. But preservationists, historians and some residents went to court to overturn that 2009 decision. Opponents say the store would infringe on the site of a key May 1864 battle where historians say the Civil War began to turn in favor of the

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