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Can Wal-Mart Make Me Healthy?

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Last week I shot an ad for Wall-Mart yoga. This has to be by far the most impressive work I've done, if you ask the folks back home in Illinois. Eur...


Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Let's take a quick break from the election, the end of the world as we know it and etc., and have a little fun. There's a new way to help improve the...

Swiftboating the Wal-Mart Movie

Jim Gilliam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Gilliam

In another time, the conservative elite would be rushing to embrace a film defending family business from unfair big business destruction. Follow it along, this is classic right-wing echo in action.

Progressives and Big Business -- Allies?

Jim Gilliam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Gilliam

Put enough pressure on Wal-Mart over the healthcare issue, and they will push even harder to offload the burden to the government.

Green Business and "Compliance"...The Government is the Least of Your Worries...

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Most execs certainly see the need to do more than what the government is asking. And many forces are coming to bear on companies, making green a profitable (not optional) path.

Wal-Mart Plays Fear Factor and Workers Lose

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

In an effort to push their anti-worker agenda, the corporate behemoth has begun herding its employees into mandatory meetings where the topic is simple and clear -- vote Republican, or else.

Is America Made in China?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John W. Whitehead

If China has anyone to thank for its economic ascendancy, it's American corporations like Wal-Mart and American consumers like you and me.

NPR Misses Real Story, Plants Wrong Seeds

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

NPR chose to reinforce the myth that the only hope for poor rural people is dependency on concentrated economic power when, all over the world, poor farmers are discovering their own power.

Carol Shea-Porter Under Attack By Republican Front Organization, Freedom's Watch

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Carol's voting record is in the interests of her constituents. Period. She doesn't have millions of dollars in corporate money hanging over her head as an incentive -- or a threat -- to vote for special deals for corporations.

America's Middle Class Needs Right to Bargain, Secure Contracts -- Like CEOs Have

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

When uninsured Wal-Mart workers get sick, American taxpayers foot the bill. They pay for coverage through Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor. That's what the Walton family, which owns Wal-Mart, banks on.

Wal-Mart's Anti-Union Threats Lead to Backlash, Call for Federal Probe

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

Wal-Mart may have inadvertently done workers a big favor with its threats that a Democratic victory in November could lead to passage of a new law making organizing unions easier.

First Wal-Mart Union Begins In China

Raw Story | Andrew McLemore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The first Wal-Mart trade union in China was formed after the company bowed to government demands for organized labor in its stores, The New York Times...

Wal-Mart and Cintas Campaign Against Pro-worker Legislation

Elana Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elana Levin

Wal-Mart and Cintas are fighting to stop legislation which would help protect workers who want to unionize.

Wal-Mart Never Saw it Coming

Ron Galloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Galloway

Wal-Mart held meetings explaining why an Obama victory might lead to unions organizing more easily. But are they aware that Buffy Wicks, the designer of Obama's grassroots campaign, used to work for Wake Up Wal-Mart?

43 Presidents Vs. Wal-Mart

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart has its eye on Presidents Park, a Virignia tourist attraction with busts of all 43 presidents. If the retailer filibusters long enough, the presidents assembled may have to find new digs.

Why No 'Save our Happy Meals' Campaign?

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

Starbucks and McDonald's are becoming like Louis Vuitton and Gucci in America, luxury brands that only those who are not poisoned with toxic dollars in their pocket can afford.

Wal-Mart's Wages Increase in China, Rollback in US

David Nassar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Nassar

Instead of perpetuating a cycle of poverty among its workers, it's time Wal-Mart consider a meaningful wage increase for its U.S. employees who are struggling to make ends.

In a Blog Age: The Enduring Power of the Handwritten Word

Lily Koppel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lily Koppel

In our era where every life is made public through email, blogs and Facebook, one of the greatest oddities may be that there is not a livelier discussion about the individual's basic need for a more private space.

Is Greener Packaging Worth a Little Spilled Milk?

Collin Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Collin Dunn

The Wal-Mart/Sam's Club new square milk jug is designed to improve space efficiency, reduce waste, and cut costs -- but are proving tricky for some customers, who are having trouble pouring the milk without spilling some of it.

Wal-Mart Stores To Source More Local Produce

Green Biz | GreenBiz Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a bid to offset the rising cost of fuel, Wal-Mart plans to expand its offerings of fresh fruits and vegetables grown and shipped from local farms a...

Wal-Mart Kicks an Injured Cop When He is Down

David Nassar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Nassar

Wal-Mart now seems determined to keep disability benefits from all Americans, not merely its own employees.

Costco, Wal-Mart's New Milk Jug: More Efficient, Less Popular

New York Times | Stephanie Rosenbloom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NORTH CANTON, Ohio -- A simple change to the design of the gallon milk jug, adopted by Wal-Mart and Costco, seems made for the times. The jugs are che...

India: Wal-Mart's Drug Connection

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Most Americans have no idea that the drugs they are buying at Wal-Mart are produced in India, made by companies that are copying another company's products.

Wal-Mart: New Music Powerhouse Starts Dealing Directly With Artists

New York Times | Robert Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the biggest music events of the summer has already taken place in Fayetteville, Ark. From Tuesday through Thursday last week, the Bud Walton Ar...

Wal-Mart's Dog and Pony Show

David Nassar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Nassar

Wal-Mart's abandonment of founder Sam Walton's own beliefs that have led them to become such a distasteful presence to an increasing number of communities and shoppers.