Imagine an apocalyptic scenario with 500 people simultaneously looting a hardware store for the same supplies. You now understand Black Friday. Below are some essential practices that will give you a chance at getting what you want, without risking death.
After Hurricane Sandy, the retail industry quickly began assisting those who have had their homes and lives damaged. Some are boutiques that regularly give to charity and made special donations; others are larger corporations donating more than $1 million.
I don't want to learn anything standing in line at Walmart. I want to check my phone. I want to go home. I want to drink the Coke in my cart.
As I thought might happen, Obama won Tuesday by winning women and losing men, which hasn't occurred since 1996. Obama had a 10-point gender gap in the...
Good jobs, where workers have collective bargaining rights, security and benefits that allow their families to enjoy a decent standard of living, are the cornerstone of building a strong economy. Yet Walmart's bottom line has no regard for the general well-being of a majority of Americans.
Under President Obama, however, unemployment rates have continued to decrease. Also, even if there are 12 million new jobs under Romney, what types of jobs will they be? Given Romney's stances and allegiances, he is probably talking about poverty wage jobs.
The far right has gotten as far as it has by mislabeling just about everything in our world -- a phenomenon which went supernova in this year of "legitimate rape," "the apology tour," and "job creators."
After a couple of months of nonstop Super Walmart, I had enough. I decided to take a field trip for the day while the kids were in school just to go to Whole Foods and stock up. You would not believe how thrilling this was for me, and I was a bit giddy with anticipation.
For labor rights, this is a significant and historic moment: the first strike in Walmart's 50-year history in the US.
The Nation piece ultimately concludes that few if any truly significant changes have been made by the food industry as a result of Ms. Obama's program. But the fact that Ms. Obama can't (or won't) wage war with Big Food has never surprised me.
Incentives matter and cultures shift over time. Hard-won operational changes like modifying performance reviews may not be sexy, but the results can be profound. And when it's the world's largest retailer changing its buying criteria, the ripples will likely be felt around the world.
I'm not comparing the US in 2012 to Germany in 1934. But really, so what? We don't have to be headed into the equivalent of history's most disgusting state-sponsored savagery to be concerned at the path our own country is taking.
For someone who sits most of the day, walking 12 miles in temperatures that surpassed the 100-degree mark made for a long journey! But I met some wonderful, dedicated individuals who have been suffering conditions worse than I imagined.
Some of the world's top leaders in government and business convened this week, calling for educational reform in the Middle East and North Africa to help tackle rampant joblessness in the region.
Mitt Romney was caught on video complaining that 47 percent of us don't make enough to pay taxes, believe they are victims, are dependent on government, etc. The right question is why do so many of us make so little?
Think globally, act locally Walmart, America's most notorious corporate colonizer, is now reaching its predatory tentacles into Altadena, our idyllic...