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Walmart: Tracy Morgan Should've Worn Seatbelt When Our Truck Hit Him

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business

DAVID PORTER, Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart t...

Prisons Are Adopting The Walmart Business Model

Carl Takei | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Carl Takei

High recidivism rates mean more people behind bars, and Corrections Corporation of America depends on more and more incarceration to make its billions. Since when do they actually want people to do well after they get out, instead of being sucked back into the system?

Here Are The 10 Richest People In America

Forbes | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business

Forbes: The combined wealth of Forbes’ 2014 ranking of the richest people in America “The Forbes 400” (p. 125 of the October 20, 2014 Forbes mag...

The Black Man Shot by White Cops No One Is Talking About

Christian Piatt | Posted 09.18.2014 | Black Voices
Christian Piatt

Crawford, father to two young children, did have something in his hand, but it wasn't a rifle or a shotgun. Rather, it was a toy BB gun he had picked up from the shelves in the store to buy.

Officer Involved In Shooting Of Man With Toy Gun Back On Job

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

CINCINNATI (AP) — A police officer placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting ...

Group Calls For Release Of Video In Fatal Wal-Mart Shooting

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 08.19.2014 | Crime

CINCINNATI (AP) — An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart store said Tuesday that surveillance video of the shootin...

Runaway Teen Lives Undetected At Walmart

AP | Posted 08.14.2014 | Weird News

CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — A teenager lived undetected for two days at a 24-hour Wal-Mart in Texas after running away from his aunt's home, police said...

Watch: The Conscience of a Compassionate Conservative

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Politicians in Washington, D.C., seem to have stopped talking -- and listening -- to their colleagues across the aisle, contributing to our virtually deadlocked Congress. While Washington appears to have stopped their conversations, I decided to start a new one.

Wal-Mart's Vigilante Justice Against Suspected Shoplifters

Al Norman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Al Norman

By Al Norman After spending the last six months in jail, Kenneth C. Moureau will enter an El Cajon, California Superior Courtroom on July 22nd. to fi...

Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Crash

AP | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuri...

Income Disparity and the Minimum Wage: Six Degrees of Separation to the Solution

Gary Stein | Posted 08.12.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Income inequality is a topic that hovers over our economy like the mother ship from Independence Day. It has a national impact as well as individual impacts to millions of Americans.

Las Vegas Shooters' Final Moments Caught On Surveillance Tape

HuffPost | David Lohr | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime

Nevada police have released surveillance footage showing the final moments of Jerad and Amanda Miller, the suspects in a weekend shooting spree that l...

David Lohr

Police Identify Las Vegas Shooting Suspects

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime

Police in Nevada have identified the two shooters -- responsible for the deadly weekend killings of three people, including two police officers -- as ...

Jobs for Blue Collar Men

Paul A. London | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Paul A. London

A strong reason to do infrastructure now is that interest rates are very low so financing is cheap and trillions of private money is on the sidelines that could be borrowed inexpensively to finance infrastructure expansion.

Koch Brothers, Major Corporations Sponsor Pension Reform Seminar For Judges

Center For Public Integrity | Chris Young | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

As state courts across the nation prepare to referee numerous public pension reform disputes, a gaggle of interested parties — from major corporatio...

Food Chain Workers Take Action on Cesar Chavez Day

Joann Lo | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Joann Lo

Because of Chavez's legacy of multi-racial organizing for workers' rights, the Food Chain Workers Alliance (FCWA) chose Cesar Chavez Day for a day of action to raise the minimum wage.

These 21 Failed Chain Stores Aren't Fooling Anyone

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

They used to house fast food and discount goods, but now...

How to Cut Poverty and Save Taxpayers $4.6 Billion a Year

Sally Steenland | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Sally Steenland

A single number can change the public debate on an issue that seems stalled. The number is $4.6 billion, and it represents how much money taxpayers will save annually if the federal minimum wage is raised to $10.10 per hour.

24 States Pressure Walmart, Walgreens To Stop Selling Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business

Attorneys General from 24 states, Washington D.C., and three U.S. territories sent letters to the country's biggest pharmaceutical retailers Monday, i...

Family Hospitalized From Eating LSD-Laced Steak

AP | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weird News

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman who was 9 months pregnant and her family became ill after eating meat tainted with LSD. Tampa po...

$10.10 Minimum Wage Would Add Absurdly Little To Walmart's Labor Bill

Bloomberg News | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business

A boost in the minimum wage to $10.10 would add $200 million -- or less than 1 percent -- to Wal-Mart’s annual labor bill, the University of Califor...

Wal-Mart Developer Files "Shill" Lawsuit Against Food Workers Union

Al Norman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Al Norman

A Pennsylvania-based developer is suing a United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local for $1.5 million, alleging the union is using a "Shill Strategy" to line up neighbors to block his proposed Wal-Mart superstore.

Drones in Yemen, Hunger Games in America, and Corporate Espionage

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

We hear the haunting yet absurd steps taken by the NSA to monitor citizens. Unfortunately for activists, revolutionaries, and other agents of social change, that's only the "state" prong of surveillance.

Black Friday Meditation

Mark W. Guay | Posted 01.30.2014 | Business
Mark W. Guay

As a suggestion from my therapist, I rise early to sit with legs crossed and eyes closed to breathe in "Let" and breathe out "Go" and my mind races like the #BlackFriday shoppers -- dashing, jabbing, prancing on top of the faces of neighbors like reindeer to get a cheaper television.

D.C. Mayor Backs $10 Minimum Wage

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray said Friday he supports increasing the city's minimum wage to $10 an hour, setting up a po...