BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here sought to squash speculation Monday that it is considering possible acquisitions. The speculation apparently arose from a job description posted on the company's website two months ago that sought to fill four middle-management positions from applicants "with an awareness of mergers and acquisitions," John Simley, a corporate spokesman, told SN. "That aspect was buried deep in the job description and was included to help us determine how our retail ...

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