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Demanufacturing Wal-Mart: Profiting From Prison Labor

Al Norman | Posted 02.02.2013 | Business
Al Norman

Every year, Wal-Mart has to dispose of millions of dollars worth of customer returns, buy-backs, over-stocks, shelf-pulls, scratch-and-dent, and excess inventories. The retailer sells this merchandise to liquidators -- and the workers used to strip these products clean are often prisoner laborers.

Wal-Mart At 50: A Crisis of Governance

Al Norman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart may have entered the Golden Years, but its self-dealing and covers ups have seriously tarnished the brand, and put its "independent" governance in a state of crisis.

Wal-Mart: Unions Love Us

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

No retailer in American history has ever had to divert so far from its corporate mission to do damage control on its image.

American Consumers Aren't Buying Climate Action

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Earlier this week at the Clinton Global Initiative, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres offered her assessment of what was preventing progress in the...

The Value(s) of Wall Street

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles Kolb

The day when the Federal Reserve began to lower interest rates to address a looming economic downturn, the New York Times ran a Tiffany & Co. ad on page three. The ad featured a lovely pair of diamond teardrop earrings for $230,000.

Exxon is Green? CFL's "Probably" Reduce Energy Use?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Winston

There's a rise in ridiculous cover stories and op-eds in the green world.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About EFCA (But Were Afraid To Ask)

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
ZP Heller

We're so close to passing the Employee Free Choice Act that we must dispel the last-minute attempts by anti-labor politicians to quash our efforts of standing up for working people.

Wal-Mart's $1.1 Million "Associate"

Footnoted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Friday's announcement by Wal-Mart (WMT) that H. Lee Scott Jr. would be stepping down as president and CEO caught lots of people by surprise, according...

The Green Wave Marches On: Wal-Mart in China

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

I recently attended the Wal-Mart Sustainability Summit in Beijing. There are times you know you're watching something special.

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.

Tell the FEC to Investigate Wal-Mart for Electioneering

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

If Wal-Mart broke the law by threatening and scaring employees about which candidates to vote for this November, compel the FEC to hold the company accountable.

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.

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.

Familiar Faces Top Fortune's Power 25

Fortune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some are empire builders. Others are hired guns. But if they truly have world-class oomph, they're on Fortune's subjective - yet really quite accurate...

Grove: To Innovate, Established Giants Need To Transform Other Markets

Portfolio | Andy Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I usually try to control myself and resist giving compliments or unsolicited advice to people I don't know well. But I recently did just that. I email...