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20 Walmart Shoppers Injured In Pepper Spray Incident

AP | By ROBERT JABLON | Posted 01.24.2012 | Crime

LOS ANGELES -- A woman trying to improve her chance to buy cheap electronics at a Walmart in a wealthy suburb spewed pepper spray on a crowd of shoppe...

Walmart Plans 6 D.C. Store Locations

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- First, it was just four Walmarts. Now, the nation's capital will be getting six D.C. outposts of the world's largest retailer. The Bento...

Wal-Mart Has an "Oops" Moment

Al Norman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Al Norman

Before Wal-Mart offers the world an opportunity for a healthier life, the company needs to heed the Biblical dictum "physician heal thyself." Before selling American families a health plan, the Wal-Mart family should focus on improving the health coverage of its own workforce.

Exploring Bentonville, Arkansas, America's Unlikely New Arts Mecca

Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel

The opening of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Friday put Bentonville, Arkansas on the map in a very new way. The town was previously no...

The Incredible, Vanishing Wal-Mart

Al Norman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Al Norman

A company so proud of its logistics technology realizes that a virtual retail store can fit inside any smart phone. Now that Wal-Mart has shrunk itself to 1,000 square feet -- the next step is to vanish altogether.

Wal-Mart Heiress Stands Firm As Art Museum Set To Open

Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts

At this point, Alice Walton knows how to brush off the critics. After unveiling plans for the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in her hometo...

For First Time, Macy's To Open At Midnight On Black Friday

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Macy's Inc. says it will open all of its namesake stores at midnight on the day after Thanksgiving for the first time. It becomes the late...

Target, Wal-Mart Divide Up Canadian Spoils

Al Norman | Posted 12.17.2011 | Business
Al Norman

We are told that the American economy is driven by consumer spending. But so much of that spending results in cannibalization within the retail market, it is no wonder that our future as a nation of baggers and stockers is a dismal prospect to contemplate.

Walmart and the Good Food Movement

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 12.05.2011 | Home
Eric Holt Gimenez

If good jobs and a diversified food system are key to food security, we cannot afford to be fooled into thinking that Walmart is working for the Good Food movement.

Wal-Mart and T-Mobile Offer Phone Plans for People Who Hate Making Calls

Harmon Leon | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology
Harmon Leon

Here's a twist: Wal-Mart is joining forces with T-Mobile to offer phone plans for people who have phone-phobia. (Fear of talking on the phone.) The $...

11 (Alleged) Celebrity Thieves

The Frisky | David Moye | Posted 12.05.2011 | Weird News

Celebrities steal our hearts. Sometimes they steal actual objects. Allegedly....

She Took Walmart To Court -- Over 2 Cents

Posted 11.30.2011 | Weird News

For Mary Bach, 2 cents isn't chump change. The Pennsylvania woman took Walmart to court over a two-penny discrepancy on her receipt -- and won. ...

Extreme Weather Makes Portable Generators A Hit

AP | By MICHAEL HILL | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

-- Alex Iwashyna didn't realize how many of her neighbors in Richmond, Va., had backup generators until her own family bought one in the dark days af...

Companies Face Backlash Over Anti-Gay Aid | Posted 11.25.2011 | Business

The culture war over gay rights has entered the impersonal world of e-commerce. ...

Walmart In The City: First 'Market' Opens Downtown

Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's first Walmart Neighborhood Market opened at the Presidential Towers apartment complex Wednesday in the West Loop. In an effort to better ...

New Supermarkets Planned for Underserved New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.11.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Residents in parts of New Orleans exit gas stations and "dollar stores" with big bags of groceries in their arms. And they're not carrying picnic food. It's tonight's dinner and pantry-stocking for tomorrow's meals.

Top 10 Labor Day Conspiracies | Posted 11.04.2011 | Weird News

Happy Labor Day everyone! That is, those of you who have the day off... have job to be taking the day off from... and so forth. But just be thankfu...

Alleged Worker Abuse At Manufacturer Of Cars 2 Toys

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

Toys bring great joy to many young children. But produced under abusive conditions, they also bring pain. An undercover investigation in Shenzhen,...

Customers Rush To Hardware Stores With Hurricane Approaching

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — It's the not-so-quiet before the storm. Hurricane Irene hasn't hit the East Coast yet, but people up and down the Eastern Seaboard a...

PICTURE: Wal-Mart Bikini Photoshop FAIL

Posted 10.18.2011 | Comedy

There are only a few weekends left this summer, meaning that your days of looking like a straight-up babe at the beach are numbered. If you're hopi...

Why Go Green? Ask Wal-Mart

Ed Lawler | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

Some leaders are questioning the investment value of environmental responsibility, or "being green," but consider this: green can be profitable.

Should You Boycott Amazon?

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 10.16.2011 | Books

Amazon is facing a boycott from a coalition of nonprofits in California over its opposition to an internet sales tax. The group is calling for users t...

Wal-Mart Profits Rise, But U.S. Sales Still Slump

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. posted a second-quarter profit increase of 5.7 percent on Tuesday and raised its outlook for the year as its res...

America's 10 Hottest Retailers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

The Great Recession has hardly put the average American in a spending mood -- but some retailers have a knack for attracting new customers. Looking...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Job Applicants: 'I'll Take Anything' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

SPRINGFIELD, Penn. -- Among those here in the parking lot of the Masonic Hall, there's an abiding sense that the economic recovery has stalled, if it ...