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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.

At the Bentonville Film Festival, Women Are Playing in the Major Leagues

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Vivian Norris

A League of Their Own's Geena Davis, is doing something extremely important this week in, of all places, Bentonville, Arkansas. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media has is supporting her effort to call attention to the unacceptable reality in which women, both behind and in front of the camera, find themselves in Hollywood.

McDonald's and Walmart Raise the Floor on Wages: Six More Moves for Business on Inequality

Maureen Conway | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Maureen Conway

Co-authored by Judith Samuelson Inside of a few weeks, business has shifted the national dialogue about what constitutes a fair wage. Aetna CEO Mark B...

McDonald's and Walmart Raise the Floor on Wages: Six More Moves for Business on Inequality

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Inequality is a problem for everyone -- for business, for the health of the democracy and for society at large. Our free-enterprise system is the driver of income and wealth. Business leaders don't have to wait for government solutions to the inequality problem. They have the tools at hand -- they just need the courage to step away from the pack and use them.

On Wal-Mart's Watch: A Seemingly Endless Health and Safety Catastrophe

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Charlene Obernauer

While finally agreeing to stop appealing a $7,000 fine after a worker died on Wal-Mart's watch is a step in the right direction, it is a puny step down a prolonged path towards creating healthier, safer, and more just jobs at Wal-Mart. They have a long way to go.

Big Box Store Employee Discovers Meth Lab In Bathroom

AP | Posted 03.17.2015 | Weird News

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- A restroom at a Wal-Mart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside. ...

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

Al Norman | Posted 03.28.2015 | 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 03.13.2015 | 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 02.28.2015 | 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 02.11.2015 | 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 02.04.2015 | 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.