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Don't Believe the Wal-Mart Hype: Here's Proof it Still Isn't Paying its Workers Enough

Sean McElwee | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Wal-Mart's high profile as America's largest employer makes its wage decisions particularly important. Wal-Mart has a singular opportunity to lead on the improvement of wages and schedules, setting a higher floor for workers who deserve better.

Roz Brewer, a Racist? Preposterous

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 01.21.2016 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

Those who have labeled Brewer a racist and tweeted about boycotting Sam's Club over the past weeks have also shared sentiments that we need to "take America back." Back to what? To when?

Broadly Excluding Workers With Criminal Records Is Bad News For The Economy

Mark L. O'Brien | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Mark L. O'Brien

When our sentences end, people with criminal records are expected to return home and begin to support our families and selves. When I got out of jail, I started the hard work of rebuilding. I applied to over 60 jobs, but nobody would hire me. Broadly excluding workers with criminal records makes no sense.

Walmart Needs To Be Held Accountable For Displacing American Jobs

Jess Levin | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Jess Levin

The time has come for Congress -- Republican and Democratic members alike -- to investigate why one multi-billion dollar company is having such a devastating impact on jobs and our trade deficits.

Raise Wages Voluntarily, America

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Frankly, if you can't improve your product, improve your service, make the place cleaner, more attractive, and if you can't add a couple of pennies to your burgers or your coffee, don't be in that business.

Walmart Is Launching Its Own Mobile Payment System

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.10.2015 | Technology

Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would launch 'Walmart Pay,' to become the first U.S. retailer to offer its own payment feature to expand consumer payment...

Mississippi Man Allegedly Bombs Wal-Mart Because They Won't Sell Confederate Flags

AP | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

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Walmart Wants To Test A Drone Delivery Service

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.26.2015 | Technology

Wal-Mart Stores Inc applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse invento...

Wal-Mart Chief Wants More Worker "Ownership"

Al Norman | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Al Norman

Better wages, better health and retirement benefits, better schedules, better training---these are what make "happier Associates." It will take more than clean floors and new name badges to increase worker "ownership." It does not appear that Wal-Mart is anywhere near ready to climb that ladder.

Mom Forces Son To Wear Tutu At Walmart For Making Homophobic Remarks

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A South Carolina mother is under investigation after forcing her son to wear women's clothing while being paraded through a Walmart as a means of...

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

Inside the Dollar Shave Club

MoneyTips | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
MoneyTips

Anyone who shaves knows buying and replacing razor blades can be expensive. Dollar Shave Club provides a monthly razor blade subscription service that claims to make shaving less of a burden on your wallet, but does the "club" really save you money?

Wages (or Lack Thereof) Are Killing This Country

Phil Davis | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

If you have a wife and a kid (or should those things be denied to people?) how do you house, clothe and feed them while saving for college and retirement? And remember - $15/hr is DOUBLE what millions of people are actually making under the current rules.

Protesters Mark Year Since Fatal Police Shooting In Wal-Mart

AP | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.06.2015 | Black Voices

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Dozens of protesters have staged a "die-in" outside a closed Ohio Wal-Mart to mark one year since a white police officer fatally...

Woman Pistol-Whipped in Parking Lot, Sues Walmart

Al Norman | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Al Norman

If Wal-Mart spent as much money helping to protect its customers outside the store as it spends protecting its merchandise inside the store, perhaps Maria Sklias would be working at her restaurant today, instead of suing Wal-Mart.

Why the Rise of Amazon Means the End of Wal-Mart

George Bradt | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
George Bradt

It's the recurring story of survival: those adapting when confronted with change win out over those merely reacting. Wal-Mart is reacting, trying to minimize the damage from threats to its dominant position. Amazon is adapting, adjusting to take advantage of opportunities.

Symbols and Cymbals Mark Fourth of July

Gary Stein | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Gary Stein

You can climb a pole and yank down a flag, but the culture of racism and hatred will still be there. On the flip side, you can sew a U.S. flag into a shirt or burn it in effigy in the Middle East, but this less-than-perfect nation will still stand.

Join the Movement: Raise Wages Now

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

I couldn't agree more. Whatever business you're in, it may be time to get ahead of the curve and think about increases in minimum wages or a more equitable way to share profits with employees.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Obama Sides With the Wrong People for the Wrong Reasons at the Wrong Time

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

President Obama not only expended his own "political capital" by pushing for fast-track but that of the Democratic Party too. He had a clear choice: either side with workers, environmentalists, consumers, and progressives -- or side with Wall Street, Big Pharma, Wal-Mart, and the Koch Brothers.

American Swastika.

Shan Wells | Posted 06.24.2015 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Facebook Now Worth More Than Walmart On Stock Market

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business

BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock mark...

Walmart Could Get $100 Million Hit After Judge Finds Wage Violations

AP | BY SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wal-Mart could be on the hook for more than $100 million in back pay after a federal judge ruled the company failed to pay Cali...

Climate Change This Week: Solar-Plus Storage Push, Water and Energy Collide, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?

Police Search For Motive In Fatal Wal-Mart Shooting

AP | DAVE KOLPACK and BLAKE NICHOLSON | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two people who were in the car with a U.S. airman when he drove to a North Dakota Wal-Mart and opened fire inside the store in...

Using the Poor as Novocain for Growing Economic Fears

Byron Williams | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Byron Williams

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently signed into law a bill that would curtail what those who receive public assistance could purchase with their government-issued debit cards.