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Woman-Owned Vest Company Gets Soaked by Shark Tank and Walmart

Al Norman | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business
Al Norman

On January 13, 2015, entrepreneur Michael Wooley appeared on Episode 607 of ABC's Shark Tank, seeking a $50,000 investment in exchange for 10 percent of his company, Vestpakz. Although several Sharks said they "loved the product," it took them less than 10 minutes to shred the entrepreneur.

Bad Casting: Geena Davis In Wal-Mart Film Festival

Al Norman | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Al Norman

It sure didn't take much to buy off actor/gender rights activist Geena Davis, who is collaborating with Wal-Mart. On January 6th, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media announced that Davis will be chairing the Bentonville Film Festival.

Judge To Walmart Shoplifter: Write A Letter To Your Kids!

Associated Press | Posted 01.02.2015 | Crime

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who had her children help her shoplift from a Wal-Mart has been ordered to write them a letter explaining what she ...

2-Year-Old Grabs Mom's Concealed Gun, Fatally Shoots Her

AP | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime

NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) — A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her pu...

Fight for Our Progressive Vision

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Poll after poll shows that the American people support a progressive agenda that addresses income and wealth inequality, that creates the millions of jobs we desperately need, that raises the minimum wage, that ends pay discrimination against women, and that makes sure all Americans can get the quality education they need.

Mr. Walton Goes to Washington

Sean McElwee | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

When retail workers want something, they ask their employers, get denied, get bullied and sometimes fired. Sometimes, they take to the streets, as they have for the last three years on Black Friday. By contrast, when retailers want something, they scurry to the halls of Congress, where they purchase influence with their exorbitant profits.

I'm With Stupid: No, Really, You Just Bought a Box of Poop

Todd Hartley | Posted 12.05.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

It's finally happened, people. We've finally passed the stupidity tipping point. We are now so irretrievably idiotic that some of us are paying for feces. That's right: feces, poop, dung, stool, whatever you want to call it. Apparently, people have been buying it online.

Conservatives for Stimulus - A New Bumper Sticker

Paul A. London | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Paul A. London

I write this, however, not to praise Wal-Mart but to criticize it. Unemployment and underemployment are killing Wal-Mart's middle and lower income customers.

Walmart: Tracy Morgan Should've Worn Seatbelt When Our Truck Hit Him

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

DAVID PORTER, Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart t...

Prisons Are Adopting The Walmart Business Model

Carl Takei | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Carl Takei

High recidivism rates mean more people behind bars, and Corrections Corporation of America depends on more and more incarceration to make its billions. Since when do they actually want people to do well after they get out, instead of being sucked back into the system?

Here Are The 10 Richest People In America

Forbes | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business

Forbes: The combined wealth of Forbes’ 2014 ranking of the richest people in America “The Forbes 400” (p. 125 of the October 20, 2014 Forbes mag...

The Black Man Shot by White Cops No One Is Talking About

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.18.2014 | Black Voices
Christian Piatt

Crawford, father to two young children, did have something in his hand, but it wasn't a rifle or a shotgun. Rather, it was a toy BB gun he had picked up from the shelves in the store to buy.

Officer Involved In Shooting Of Man With Toy Gun Back On Job

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime

CINCINNATI (AP) — A police officer placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting ...

Group Calls For Release Of Video In Fatal Wal-Mart Shooting

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 10.19.2014 | Crime

CINCINNATI (AP) — An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart store said Tuesday that surveillance video of the shootin...

Runaway Teen Lives Undetected At Walmart

AP | Posted 08.14.2014 | Weird News

CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — A teenager lived undetected for two days at a 24-hour Wal-Mart in Texas after running away from his aunt's home, police said...

Watch: The Conscience of a Compassionate Conservative

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Politicians in Washington, D.C., seem to have stopped talking -- and listening -- to their colleagues across the aisle, contributing to our virtually deadlocked Congress. While Washington appears to have stopped their conversations, I decided to start a new one.

Wal-Mart's Vigilante Justice Against Suspected Shoplifters

Al Norman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Al Norman

By Al Norman After spending the last six months in jail, Kenneth C. Moureau will enter an El Cajon, California Superior Courtroom on July 22nd. to fi...

Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Crash

AP | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuri...

Income Disparity and the Minimum Wage: Six Degrees of Separation to the Solution

Gary Stein | Posted 08.12.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Income inequality is a topic that hovers over our economy like the mother ship from Independence Day. It has a national impact as well as individual impacts to millions of Americans.

Las Vegas Shooters' Final Moments Caught On Surveillance Tape

HuffPost | David Lohr | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime

Nevada police have released surveillance footage showing the final moments of Jerad and Amanda Miller, the suspects in a weekend shooting spree that l...

David Lohr

Police Identify Las Vegas Shooting Suspects

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime

Police in Nevada have identified the two shooters -- responsible for the deadly weekend killings of three people, including two police officers -- as ...

Jobs for Blue Collar Men

Paul A. London | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Paul A. London

A strong reason to do infrastructure now is that interest rates are very low so financing is cheap and trillions of private money is on the sidelines that could be borrowed inexpensively to finance infrastructure expansion.

Koch Brothers, Major Corporations Sponsor Pension Reform Seminar For Judges

Center For Public Integrity | Chris Young | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

As state courts across the nation prepare to referee numerous public pension reform disputes, a gaggle of interested parties — from major corporatio...

Food Chain Workers Take Action on Cesar Chavez Day

Joann Lo | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Joann Lo

Because of Chavez's legacy of multi-racial organizing for workers' rights, the Food Chain Workers Alliance (FCWA) chose Cesar Chavez Day for a day of action to raise the minimum wage.

These 21 Failed Chain Stores Aren't Fooling Anyone

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

They used to house fast food and discount goods, but now...