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Outsourcing the Government to Wal-Mart

Chip Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chip Conley

Ultimately, Wal-Mart is a brilliant case study of how a behemoth can do well by doing good and do that with the kind of speed that Barack and his team need. Exhibit A: Health Care.

Wal-Mart's Optical Lab Shut-Down Strikes Nerve

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Ohio development officials were blind-sided this week when a job subsidy deal involving a Wal-Mart-owned optical lab went dark.

Wal-Mart and the Future of Healthcare

Ron Galloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Galloway

In healthcare I think through sheer scale Wal-Mart wi'll prevail, and change the landscape of the industry as a healthcare "black swan."

Real Progress on Homelessness

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

We can end chronic homelessness, but only if we abandon ineffective and entrenched practices.

The Politics of Bonuses & Free Choice

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart's My$hare bonuses are not a substitute for a decent, living wage, and a quality health plan that does more than leave employees with enormous deductibles to pay.

Wal-Mart: $2 Billion In Bonuses For Employees

Reuters | Nicole Maestri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (Reuters) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is awarding approximately $2 billion to its U.S. hourly employees through financial incentives, including han...

The Secret War Against American Workers

Robert S. Eshelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. Eshelman

If a deepening recession threatens businesses, some of those businesses are also making convenient use of the times to do things they might have wanted to do, but were unable to do in better conditions.

Wal-Mart and the AFL-CIO Agree: The U.S. Can (and Must) Do a Better Job Fighting Poverty, Disease, and Lack of Opportunity in the Developing World

David Beckmann and Steve Radelet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Beckmann and Steve Radelet

Around the world, societies weakened by hunger, disease, and lack of opportunity have become more vulnerable to political instability and exploitation by extremist and militant groups.

Bank of America's Stimulus For Wal-Mart & Target

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Al Norman

New "Add It Up" Plan Doesn't Add Up By Al Norman The head of the embattled Bank of America told members of the Boston College Chief Executive Offic...

ExxonMobil -- Their "Hydrogen Plan" for Us

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Between Wall Street and the banks and the oil companies, and saving Detroit, which has been going out of business on a daily basis for 35 years, is there some way we aren't getting screwed?

Wal-Mart Beats The Street, Competitors With 5.1% Same-Store Sales

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says February same-store sales rose 5.1 percent, far above analyst expectations. The world's largest r...

Organized Labor Digging In Against Wal-Mart's Chicago Push

Crain's Chicago Business | Monée Fields-White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Opposition to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is stiffening at City Hall even as the retailer pitches its expansion as an antidote to recession. [...] The reason...

This is Wal-Mart's Year, Whether You Like it or Not!

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

This year, encourage people to take a job as a greeter after they shutter their own dreams -- nothing like putting a local face on each of our stores!

Wal-Mart Sales Rise, Profits Slip

CNN Money | Aaron Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK ( -- Wal-Mart Stores reported Tuesday that sales increased in the fourth quarter while earnings fell. Wal-Mart reported sales o...

Wal-Mart Eyeing Far South, West Sides For Chicago Stores: Alderman

Progress Illinois | Adam Doster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While Wal-Mart has clearly expressed interest in reviving efforts to open several stores in Chicago, the mega-retailer and ally Mayor Daley have kept ...

On Sale? Really? Prove it!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

With major companies now trading on the market for the price of a hamburger, you've got to wonder what a SALE! sign means when you see it in every retailer's window.

Wal-Mart Planning Up To Five New Chicago Stores

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Citing the need for new investment to boost the sagging local economy, Wal-Mart is preparing a new push for approval of as many as five new stores in ...

Will Mike Duke Help Wal-Mart Workers Live Better?

David Nassar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Nassar

This week, Wal-Mart introduced Mike Duke as its new CEO. Regrettably, there is little evidence that he bring new ideas with him.

Wal-Mart Dropping People, Sports Illustrated, Time Magazines

New York Post | Keith Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CHAOS from the ongoing maga zine wholesaler war has officially arrived, and it looks likely that many celebrity weeklies won't be heading to many loca...

Procter & Gamble not Practicing What it Preaches on Ad Spending Plans

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

As retailers, especially Wal-Mart, struggle to meet forecasts they will require more vendor support funds, which will come directly from manufacturers' ad budgets.

Another Shoplifter Death at Wal-Mart

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart workers and one bystander held Patrick Donovan down, while one leaned on his back and another held down his arms and head.

Global Retailers Battle for Big Box Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

In tropical Brazil, millions of citizens are shucking the pathology of underdevelopment. Big box giants trust Brazil's economy and are spending billions to woo new customers.

Bruce Springsteen: Wal-Mart Deal "A Mistake"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The Boss is owning up to a mistake. In an interview with The New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal wi...

Wal-Mart's Entry Into Chile Market Threatens Cuban Rum | Pascale Bonnefoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Recently, Chilean consumers stormed the liquor section of dozens of supermarket locations throughout Chile, snatching all the Cub...

More Suburbs Fighting Against Big Box Stores

Daily Herald | Larissa Chinwah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An empty field surrounded by family homes, soccer fields, baseball diamonds and a shopping mall on West Dundee's northern border is the latest battleg...