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Wal-Mart Posts Flat Profit For 1st Quarter

AP | CHUCK BARTELS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which posted flat first-quarter earnings Thursday, will spend another summer marketing its wares to fa...

Wal-Mart's 'Wetback' Problem

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Latinos throughout the Americas have a right to expect 'mas' from the Wal-Mart corporation -- or to find some other place to shop.

Green Homes Get Affordable

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 09.28.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

There remains a price differential, between those who can afford a green home and those who can't, that hasn't been addressed. That is, until now.

Wal-Mart Goes Local ... So?

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

Wal-Mart is giving local farmers an audience again: by bringing this food into a space where the public shops, its stores will make local produce visible, accessible and affordable.

Wal-Mart Death Probe: Company Paying $2 Million To Avoid Charges

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Wal-Mart agreed Wednesday to pay nearly $2 million and improve safety at its 92 New York stores as part of a deal with prosecuto...

Wal-Mart CEO Has a Problem With Gays

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Gunther

If you believe, as I do, that equality for LGBT people under the law is a civil rights issue, then there's no reason to put it up to a popular vote.

Wal-Mart's "Frightening" Narcotics Deal

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Where are these drugs really coming from? Who are these couriers? Why are narcotics being driven to stores in a manner reminiscent of Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas?

The Cooler is Me

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

I have incredible destructive power within my grasp, and I have to use it judiciously. This recovery that's in the wind is a delicate thing and I'm not one of those guys who's looking for ways to kill it.

Wal-Mart To Double Solar Energy Use

usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Wal-Mart plans to announce for Earth Day on Wednesday that it will as much as double the size of its solar-power initiative in the next 18 months by p...

Claim Your Land: Start A Kitchen Garden With Free Seeds

Hillary Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hillary Newman

To help spread the message, Wal-Mart and Ferry-Morse Seed Company have teamed up to send the first 500 readers of this article three packets of starter seeds. Be one of them!

A Way to Save Billions and Improve Healthcare

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

Wal-Mart, Target and Kroger has made the low-priced generic drugs available to all their customers, with and without insurance. This "price war" that was a great benefit to consumers.

Wal-Mart CEO: I See A 'Lot of Stress,' Slow Recovery for U.S.

bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy won't "just bounce out and come back" from the current recession, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mike Duke said in an i...

The Problem With Captive Consumerism

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

Good customer service can't be a Band-Aid brand bandage for poor products or dishonest words. The whole package, man! Give an integrated engaging experience that makes people love you all.

Economics for Pessimist Dummies

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Today come reports that the gloom and doom peddlers are still at it, looking a gift market in the mouth. The S&P is showing a heartbeat lately. But wait a minute, they say. We're not out of this yet.

Wal-Mart Becomes Oregon's Welfare Queen

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

If Wal-Mart is a good corporate citizen, they will give the windfall back to the taxpayers. If they don't, maybe Oregon shoppers will find the energy to shop elsewhere.

Wal-Mart sales fall short of estimates

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) on Thursday reported March same-store sales....

Rising Transparency -- One Way to Avoid Massive Market Failure

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Winston

A renewed transparency drive may be fueled by the latest emotional issue of the day -- executive pay and bonuses. Let's list everyone who got these bonuses and let the court of public opinion be the judge.

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.

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: $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...

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.