• Business

    Walmart teams up with Goldman Sachs to offer online sellers business credit lines

    Walmart (WMT) is getting into business lending — with some help from Goldman Sachs (GS). Beginning on Tuesday, small and medium-sized businesses that sell on the retail giant’s Marketplace will see invites to apply for business lines of credit offered by Marcus, Goldman’s online consumer banking unit. It’s part of a new partnership between the big-box retailer and the Wall Street giant. “Access to affordable capital is more important than ever as businesses large and small world to adapt and evolve to serve customers and grow their businesses,” Jeff Clementz, vice president of Walmart Marketplace, said in a blog post. Walmart.com sellers invited to apply for a business line of…

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  • Sports & Travel

    Escambia, Santa Rosa county sports teams travel different postseasons

    Florida’s two most northwest counties are striking different paths to complete postseason competition in high school sports like volleyball, swimming and golf this fall. Santa Rosa County programs are expecting the option to opt in for a traditional district-regional-state postseason format by the FHSAA’s Sept. 18 State Series deadline.   Escambia County public schools, however, are expected to uniformly opt out, sacrificing FHSAA state tournament pursuits for an extended season and a shot at an inaugural, and perhaps only, county championship. “For all sports, the state gave us an option to extend the season, and that’s what we’ve done,” Escambia County athletic director Roger Mayo said. “We’ve given them the…

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