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Wal-Mart offers free shipping on its website; Amazon.com matches

'Save money, live better' rings true during the holiday season as Wal-Mart plans on offering free shipping for online purchases.

Buffalo, New York meat company recalls 300,000 pounds of product

More than 300,000 pounds of deli meat has been recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, bacteria that can cause the potentially fatal disease listeriosis after Georgia inspectors discovered contamination.

Wal-Mart recalls 380 tons of popular Tyson deli meats

U.S. grocery megastore giant Wal-Mart has hit a snag with a popular maker of some of its deli meats and ready-made sandwich offerings, Tyson, as listeria has been discovered in samples of roast-beef.

Bangladesh garment workers protest low pay, 4,000+ face charges

Dhaka - Ever wonder how Wal-Mart could offer up all that incredibly affordable clothing? They purchase clothing made in garment factories in Bangladesh, where the average employee earns $0.25 an hour.

Wal-Mart's Sam's Club to begin offering loans of up to $25,000

Bentonville - Sam's Club, a division of retail giant Wal-Mart, is now offering loans upwards of $25,000. Although Wal-Mart was declined to become a bank a few years ago, it hasn't stopped them from offering financial services, including business loans.

Wal-Mart cuts iPhone price tag

Superstore giant Wal-Mart announced that it will cut the price of the iPhone 3G phone by more than $100 in advance of Memorial Day sales.

Op-Ed: The Morality of Theft

Are superstores legitimate targets for theft? A renegade priest in Northern England raises important philosophical questions about the values of a society. What do we care more about: property rights or human rights?

Child poverty rates soar in the home of Walmart Stores Special

In Northwest Arkansas, where Walmart Stores, Inc. is headquartered, the number of people in poverty is growing faster than the population, and the number of children in poverty is growing even faster. Low-paying jobs contribute to rising poverty levels.

Wal-Mart enters death market, sells caskets and urns online

As the financial downturn continues to affect Americans, Wal-Mart will begin to sell caskets and urns online, which will be at less of a cost than a funeral parlor.

Amazon Poised to be Internet's Version of Wal-Mart

From books to CDs and DVDs, Amazon.com has come a long way. The Web's largest retailer now wants to cross even more boundaries, as it pushes its way beyond books toward the ultimate goal of becoming an Internet-based supermarket.

Wal-Mart Receipt Helps Lead Police to Murder Suspects

Mexican police arrested three men, including a 16-year-old minor, in connection with the murder of a state legislative candidate and his family.

DVD players sold in U.S. stores only recalled by Wal-Mart

The recall affects approximately 4.2 million Durabrand DVD players sold in United States Wal-Mart stores only, due to fire hazard.

Walmart Announces 'Audacious' Product Sustainability Index

At a company summit in Bentonville, Arkansas, the world's largest retailer announced Thursday plans and details for the most ambitious retail sustainability index in history.

Green Day vs. Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart will not be selling Green Day's chart topping CD, 21st Century Breakdown. The company wanted Green Day to change some lyrics the group said no.

Wal-Mart makes Calgary distribution hub

Wal-Mart Canada is to build a 400,000-square-foot grocery distribution centre in Balzac, Alberta, just north of Calgary, at a cost of $115 million.

Woman arrested using F-word at Wal-Mart, later released

A woman was arrested after using the F-word during a conversation with her mother at a Wal-Mart store in Texas. The police later released her after issuing a citation.

Wal-Mart Set To Give Hourly Employees Bonuses

Wal-Mart employees are about to get a nice little bonuses the company announced Thursday. Employees are being awarded about $2 billion through financial incentives.

Wal-Mart Stores Report Profits Despite Bleak Economy

Wal-Mart reported today that February sales increased by 5.1 percent in their U.S. stores. This news caused a jolt in their stock prices, which increased by 4.8 percent this morning.

Springsteen regrets record deal with Wal-Mart

Rock musician Bruce Springsteen signed his new album with Wal-Mart. After his fans complained about Wal-Mart’s labor practices, Springsteen said he regrets signing with them.

Wal-Mart will sell iPhone starting Dec. 28

Wal-Mart announced today that it will start selling the iPhone on Sunday Dec. 28. It will sell both the 8GB and 16GB iPhone 3G versions at $197 and $297, respectively.

Wal-Mart to begin selling iPhones in U.S. this month

According to Bloomberg sources within Wal-Mart, Apple's iPhone will be available in the store later this month. There has been no confirmation as of yet about previous rumours the phone will sell for $99.

Shoplifter Uses Taser On Wal-Mart Employee

It's not just the authorities using Tasers these days, a shoplifter at Wal-Mart zapped an employee with one of the gizmos on Wednesday.

After Damour's Death on Black Friday, His Family Files Suit Against Wal-Mart

The aftermath of Black Friday is far from over. The family of Jdimytai Damour has launched a lawsuit against Wal-Mart. The suit has been filed through the Bronx Supreme Court.

Now Comes the Door-buster Crowd Control Bill

ON the heels of the Wal-Mart Black Friday trampling death of Jdimytai Damour, New York City Councilman James F. Gennaro thinks he’s come up with a solution. A "door-buster bill” would hold retailers accountable for injuries.

What is Wal-Mart’s Responsibility in the Death of Jdimytai Damour?

Jdimytai Damour, a temporary worker, was trampled to death by crazed shoppers on Black Friday at the Wal-Mart in store on Long Island, N.Y. Should Wal-Mart have had better crowd control? Local police and a lawyer for the worker's family say “Yes!”

Reporting of Miscarriage in New York Wal-Mart Trampling Unfounded

Following yesterday's display of savage behaviour at a New York City Wal-Mart, the reports of a miscarriage in the midst of the scene confirmed by paramedics may have not occurred. One man was killed and four others treated for minor injuries.

Workers and Shoppers Trampled at Wal-Mart

Black Friday has gotten of to an inauspicious beginning. At a Wal-Mart in Valley Stream , NY, an overnight stock clerk was trampled to death and a pregnant shopper was knocked to the ground during the 5 a.m bargain rush.

Employees Alledge Wal-Mart Trying To tell Them Who To Vote For

Some Wal-Mart store employees are accusing the officials of the company of trying to influence their votes by warning them what could happen if a Democratic candidate becomes president.

Wal-Mart broke Minnesota labor law 2 million times over six years

A Minnesota District Judge ruled that Wal-Mart broke Minnesota labor laws more than 2 million times, causing infractions like making employees work through lunch and rest breaks.

Wal-Mart Recalls Charm Key Chains Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Wal-mart, today announced a voluntary recall of Hip Charm” Key Chains
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