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Walmart Black Friday

The Walmart Black Friday Protest Ain't What It Used To Be

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.27.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- On the morning of Black Friday, a D.C. cop stood along the brick facade of a downtown Walmart and pulled leisurely on a cigarette. Ther...

These People Got Way Too Aggressive On Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business

If it's worth waking up for at 3 a.m., it's apparently also worth waking up for at 3 a.m. and then punching someone in the face.  Welcome to Blac...

Selective Good and Selective Silence -- The Politics of Corporate Social Good and Guns

Rebecca Bond | Posted 11.23.2015 | Crime
Rebecca Bond

People who sell dangerous products have always endured a conflict. As global brands, they must weigh conscience with commerce. Efforts to keep people safe must be seriously undertaken, otherwise it is superficially selective in social good.

Top 10 Black Friday Shopping Blunders of All Time

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business

By Andrew Lisa, Contributor Black Friday is the one-day shopping extravaganza frugal consumers look forward to. On the Friday after Thanksgiving, s...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Has Finally Stopped Fighting The $7,000 Fine For A Worker's Death On Black Friday In 2008 | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Back in 2008, a worker named Jdimytai Damour died beneath a crowd of shoppers who poured through the doors of a Long Island Walmart on B...

Walmart Offering iPhone 6 For $129

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.01.2015 | Technology

Walmart has slashed the prices on several models of the new iPhone. The largest retailer in the world is offering the new iPhone 6 for just $129, ...

Dave Jamieson

Black Friday Protests Hit Walmart: 'Biggest Day Ever' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Dirk Rasmussen had Friday off and could have slept in if he wanted to. Instead, the Maryland resident and Teamster rose early and drove ...

5 Terrifying Things About Black Friday

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

At Silk we often create visualizations from data. Recently my colleague at Silk, Alice Corona, analyzed Black Friday mayhem data, then transformed it into some eye-opening visualizations.

The Essential Black Friday Survival Guide

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.27.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live shares four guiding rules that hope to make your Black Friday shopping experience more fruitful and less taxing....

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Kicking off the third consecutive year of protests, Walmart workers in six states have formally submitted strike notices to their bosses...

Black Friday 2014: Store Hours For Your Favorite Retailers

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

Black Friday seems to be arriving earlier than ever this year, with many stores kicking off the shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving. Here's a guide to hel...

Give American This Season

Scott Paul | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Scott Paul

First comes Thanksgiving, a heritage slightly scarred by glitzy parades, football, turkey fryer incidents, and overeating, but still imbued with volunteerism, thankfulness, and family.

Dave Jamieson

Six Years Later, Walmart Still Hasn't Paid A $7,000 Fine For Black Friday Worker's Death | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- This coming Black Friday will mark six years since a worker died beneath a throng of shoppers at a Walmart on Long Island. Although fede...

Walmart Black Friday Deals 2014

Deal News | MARCY BONEBRIGHT | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business

This article was reported by DealNews, a site that scours the web for the best retail deals. You'll have to head to the store to catch the best de...

Jillian Berman

The Term 'Black Friday' Has Lost All Meaning | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business

Black Friday is not just a single day anymore. In the past few years, U.S. retailers have stretched "Black Friday," which once meant the day after...

Why I'm Standing with Walmart Workers This Black Friday

Carol Joyner | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Carol Joyner

The workers who help Walmart make unimaginable profits in turn receive poverty wages, unaffordable health care and irregular schedules, including hours kept at part-time as a way of denying access to paid sick days.

Fewer People Plan To Shop On Thanksgiving This Year

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 11.20.2014 | Business

Could the country's biggest box stores be losing their so-called "War on Thanksgiving"? Fewer Americans plan to spend their turkey day shopping thi...

Dave Jamieson

Elizabeth Warren Hosts Walmart Workers On Capitol Hill | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As they try to rally support for legislation aimed at improving low-wage jobs, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. George Miller (D...

15 Stores That Will Open On Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business

For years, the holiday shopping season started the day after Thanksgiving on "Black Friday," but retailers hungry for sales are pushing the frenzy up ...

The Dark Side of Black Friday

Julie Sokolow | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Julie Sokolow

Despite working full time, it's a struggle for Tristean to afford the basics such as rent, electric, and groceries. While past Walmart CEOs have made the equivalent of $16,826.92 an hour, Tristean only makes $8.60.

Jillian Berman

Walmart To Kick Off Black Friday Sales At 6 P.M. On Thanksgiving | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business

Walmart is joining other retailers in turning Black Friday from a one-day shopping bonanza to a multiday event, the company announced Wednesday. Th...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Accuse Walmart Of Breaking Labor Law | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- After failing to reach an agreement that would avoid litigation, the federal labor board issued a complaint against Walmart on Wednesday...

The Pope, the Jew, and the CEO

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

The ethical teachings of Jesus long and clearly have been understood to support the poor and struggling in the world over those with means -- who remain hard of heart.

Minimum Wages, Bargaining Power, Poverty, and Work

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Look, at the end of the day, what policy makers really need to be looking for are ideas that most efficiently reduce wage and income inequality. That's a main reason why I've been so stuck on full employment, as it perfectly meets that criterion.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the time devoted to giving thanks for all that we have became a little shorter, and the time devoted to accumulating more stuff grew longer, with the shopping orgy known as Black Friday (a name that seems more apt every year) getting started on Thanksgiving itself. At Macy's, the traditional parade balloons were followed by armed police watching as impatient shoppers, corralled within barricades, waited to get into the company's flagship store. Black Friday brought a slew of bargains coast to coast -- along with shootings, stabbings, various assaults and the trending hashtag #WalmartFights. How did a holiday meant to celebrate what's best in us come to be hijacked by a consumerist frenzy that increasingly showcases our worst impulses? Perhaps next year, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we can officially shoehorn in Reflection Sunday.