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Entries by Al Norman from 01/2013

Wal-Mart Discovers 'Made in America' -- Again

| Posted 01.22.2013 | Business

We can be sure of one thing: Wal-Mart has promised before that it would Buy American -- and it didn't. Like Sam Walton's promises 20 years ago, Bill Simon's rediscovery of American manufacturing in 2013 isn't worth the paper his press release was printed on.

Vermont Governor Takes Heat for Warming Up To Wal-Mart

| Posted 01.26.2013 | Business

Does Gpv. Shumlin seriously think Vermonters are going to spend more money simply because they have another place to buy Chinese-made underwear? Cutting the retail pie thinner does not create net new jobs.