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Walmart No Longer Most Charitable Big U.S. Company: Report

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact

Though giving is still far below pre-recession levels, charity from the big business sector rose last year -- but not by much. The Chronicle of P...

Great Deals on Fitness Gear from Big Box Stores

The Active Times | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

How do you feel when you put on your exercise clothes? Comfortable? Confident? Ready to sweat it out? If not, it's time to get some new duds--because ...

Celebrating Progressive Patriotism on the Fourth of July

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The flag, as a symbol of the nation, is not owned by the administration in power, but by the people. We battle over what it means, but all Americans have an equal right to claim the flag as their own. Progressives understand that people can disagree with their government and still love their country and its ideals.

From Dhaka to Broadway, Protests Target Bangladesh Factory Death Traps

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.28.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

The United States may lead the world in some measures of national wealth, but it is fiercely regressive when it comes to protecting the workers whose ...

America's Class War: A Dispatch From the Front

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Once again, the facts speak for themselves: Unions are the first and last line of defense for America's workers.

A Voice at the Top

Cathy Youngblood | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Cathy Youngblood

The odds are stacked against anyone who challenges corporate hierarchy. Changes affecting the workforce are implemented without asking what their workers think. This is the precise reason why American workers have begun to fight back.

Walmart's War Against Unions -- and the U.S. Laws That Make It Possible

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Julie Gutman Dickinson

So what's the secret to Walmart's "success" in remaining 100 percent nonunion? In short, it's the corporation's thorough exploitation of our nation's anemic labor laws.

A Vet's Job Search Community

Roger Wright | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Roger Wright

In a national conversation centering on a vision for making sure that any given vet didn't feel alone in their search, what would a Veteran's Job Search Community look like?

Trader Joe's Appeases Greenpeace... Sort of

Zester Daily | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Trader Joe's has rocketed from 15th to third place on Greenpeace's 2013 sustainable seafood scorecard based largely on the retailer's decision to sharply reduce its sale of red-listed items and establish tougher standards for the seafood it purchases, whether wild or farmed.

'Green News Report' - May 30, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Good Consumers, Bad Citizens

Michael Winship | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Profit will out, whether in Wall Street boardrooms or in the ashes of a south Asian sweatshop. All of which makes for ever wealthier plutocrats, consumers kept content with cheap goods, and if we do nothing about it, lousy citizens.

'Green News Report' - May 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

How Can Wal-Mart REALLY Help Improve Our Schools?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If the Waltons really wanted to make positive change in children's educations and lives, they would steer far clear of Michelle Rhee and her troublesome track record.

New York Times Deserves a Pulitzer Prize for Reporting on Bangladesh Sweatshops

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If journalism's role is to not only report the facts but also to expose wrongdoing, then the Times deserves kudos, and a Pulitzer Prize, for documenting and explaining the emergence of Bangladesh's new sweatshop economy as a major source of the clothing that American and European consumers buy every day.

Outsourcing Death and Injury to Boost the Bottom Line

Allan Brawley | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Allan Brawley

Today's Bangladeshi dead and injured are the equivalent of those unprotected American miners, railroad workers and mill hands of a hundred years ago.

Federal Government Nation's Biggest Creator of Low-Wage Jobs: Time for Obama to Act

Mike Lux | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

President Obama has waited too long. The president could help those 2,000,000 low-wage workers working for government contractors with an executive order, and for over four years now, he has refused to act.

There's Nothing 'Fair' About the Internet Sales Tax

Al Norman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Al Norman

Powerful real estate investment trusts along with big box stores have convinced many in Congress that consumers should pay a sales tax on Internet purchases. It's being done in the name of the small merchant -- the ones that were dispatched to an early grave by the likes of Wal-Mart.

How Top Manufacturers Are Taking the Lead on Sustainability

Linda Mayer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Linda Mayer

Environmental sustainability, once relegated to the margins of most businesses (unless they engaged in greenwashing tactics that looked good for PR bu...

Steve Earle, Our Woody Guthrie, Takes Our Pulse On Low Highway

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

Steve Earle is a folk poet with a world-class reputation -- he's the successor to Woody Guthrie, with 15 CDs in his catalogue. And he's omni-talented: He's written a novel, stories and a memoir.

Walmart Exec Who Called Sales A 'Total Disaster' Is Out 2 Months Later

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

April 10 (Reuters) - Jerry Murray, the mid-level Wal-Mart Stores Inc executive who called the chain's early February sales "a total disaster" in an ...

"Crucifying" the "Other"

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Eric E. Sterling

Imagine how many more customers companies like Wal-Mart, McDonalds, General Motors,, Ford, Foot Locker, H & M, or Ben & Jerry's might have if the tens of millions of people with convictions could get jobs and not have to live on food stamps!

Organic Food Is Not Just For Snobs, Dr. Oz. Ask Wal-Mart.

Zester Daily | Posted 05.18.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Let me get this straight: Organic is not democratic because ... not everyone can afford truffle oil or European cheeses?

Freaky Friday: Why Sheryl Sandberg Should Thank Her Parents, and How She Can REALLY Change The World

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Jennifer Delaney

There are very few people in the world who wield the power to make large-scale social change. Sandberg is blessed with the good fortune to be one of them.

Yes, But Are They New?

Posted 03.11.2013 | Comedy

Thanks to redditor alliebp, we're reminded of the importance of starting the week off with something new and fresh. The candle section at Wal-Mart cer...

Walmart Reveals Its Biggest Concern

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.28.2013 | Business

Following reports of declining sales, Bloomberg revealed more troubling news about the world's largest retailer on Thursday. Walmart is having trou...