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Entries by Al Norman from 09/2010

Wal-Mart Loses Backroom Lobbying Effort in California

| Posted 09.01.2010 | Business

Despite spending more than $246,750 on a Sacramento, California lobbying firm, Wal-Mart lost a major environmental 'rollback' bill in the California legislature this week.

Is It Wal-Mart, Or Small-Mart?

| Posted 09.21.2010 | Business

Big stores or small, Wal-Mart remains one of the most profligate corporations in history, blanketing hundreds of thousands of acres with asphalt and concrete, and then leaving their dead stores for Wal-Mart Realty to sell.

South African Unions: Wal-Mart "One of Worst Companies in the world."

| Posted 09.29.2010 | Business

Organized Labor Vows To Fight American Retailer by Al Norman It was hardly the graceful entrance into South Africa that Wal-Mart had hoped for. As...