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Dropped cell phone leads to arrest after Walmart ransacking

Macon - A group of 40 to 50 teenagers attending a party in Macon, Georgia's Southside decided to trash a Walmart in an attempt to “see how much damage they could cause,” local police allege.

Walmart makes ISIS cake, refuses Confederate flag cake idea

Slidell - A man went to a Walmart store and was able to get an ISIS cake made, but at another Walmart store, they refused to make a Confederate flag cake.

Walmart accused of avoiding billions of dollars in tax

Walmart accused of systematically routing profits through tax havens such as Luxembourg, in order to reduce their tax liabilities.

Op-Ed: Wal-Mart violated minimum wage laws

San Fransisco - Wal-Mart, one of the biggest employers in the world and a company that enjoyed a net income of $15.4 billion in 2015, has been found guilty of not paying the minimum wage in California.

Walmart takes a stand on animal welfare, overuse of antibiotics

On Friday morning, retail giant, Walmart, along with Sam's Club, announced they wanted their food suppliers to put an end to the inhumane treatment of animals and the overuse of antibiotics for growth purposes.

Op-Ed: Wal-Mart and others making big money from California's depleted water

Sacramento - Starbucks is not alone in being criticized for sourcing its bottled water from drought-stricken California. Wal-Mart is now awash in complaints about the company's Great Value brand bottled water. It comes from Sacramento's water supply.

Wal-Mart suddenly closes 5 stores, lays off thousands of workers

Wal-Mart suddenly closed five stores in four states on Monday for alleged plumbing problems. The closures could last up to six months and affect roughly 2,200 workers in Texas, California, Oklahoma, and Florida, CNN Money reports.

Walmart won't sell UFC fighter's book because she's too violent

Ronda Rousey, the UFC women's bantamweight champion, has a new memoir coming out in May. However, don't expect to find the book in Walmart stores.

Alabama Wal-Mart manager punched in face by shoplifter, loses job

Prattville - Don Watson thought he was just doing what he was supposed to do when he chased down and confronted a shoplifter who was stealing buggies chock full of merchandise from a Wal-Mart in Prattville, Alabama last month.

Op-Ed: Wealth tips from the 10 richest people in the world

2014 saw some changes on the leaderboard of the world's richest people. But they all have some things in common we common folk can learn from in order to get rich, or more likely die trying.

Saving the Miami tiger beetle — Going up against a retail giant

Miami - On Thursday, environmentalists made a desperate bid to save a rare, and once thought to be extinct beetle living in one little corner of the Earth. The Miami tiger beetle is only found in the Richmond pine rocklands in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Video shows cop threatening girlfriend of man killed at Walmart

Dayton - After killing a young black man who'd been holding a BB gun in an Ohio Walmart, a police detective aggressively questioned his weeping girlfriend and accused her of lying, threatened her with jail time and accused her of being on drugs.

'Santa B' pays off $50,000 in layaway bills at Penn. Wal-Mart

A mysterious person known only as "Santa B" paid off $50,000 in layaway bills for a variety of customers at a Silver Springs Commons, Pennsylvania, Wal-Mart Monday morning.

Wal-Mart to focus on food safety in Asian stores

Food safety has become a much talked about subject in China, especially after photos were released showing food oil being scooped from drains to accusations of selling phony eggs. Retail giant, Wal-Mart has entered the fray, intent on cleaning up its act.

Police: Shoplifter tried to infect Wal-Mart employee with HIV

Dallas - Police say that a homeless woman who has HIV was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly stealing $11.00 worth of frozen food from a Dallas Wal-Mart and threatening to infect an employee who confronted her about it.

Text messages from Walmart prompt man to confess to 1997 murder

Bullhead City - Thanks to the strange combination of Walmart and a man's paranoia, a murder that occurred in 1997 has now been solved. Matthew Gibson, 55, of North Carolina, embarked on a long, frantic drive all the way to Arizona, in order to confess to the murder.

Artist claims Walmart is selling her painting without permission

Pittsburgh - In a bizarre intersection of the fine arts and big business, an artist is claiming that Walmart is selling her painting without her permission.

Wal-Mart has a new dress code and some employees are furious

Wal-Mart employees are upset over a new a mandatory dress code that was implemented last week, Gawker reports. The dress code includes...

Teen boy lives inside Texas Walmart for days — goes unnoticed

Corsicana - A 14-year-old Texas boy who had been missing for 54 hours was discovered camping inside a 24-hour Walmart in the baby section behind boxes of strollers.

Florida to bulldoze rare pine forest for Walmart?

Miami - It is one of the world's rarest forests and it exists only in Cuba, the Bahamas, and a tiny part of Southern Florida. Thanks to the University of Miami and Walmart, this forest may become even rarer.

Tracy Morgan files suit, says Wal-Mart negligent in deadly crash

Trenton - Famed actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has filed suit against retail giant Wal-Mart for its alleged involvement in the crash that left him critically injured and one person dead.

Dog dies in hot car after woman spends 13 hours in Walmart

Last Thursday a woman in Crestview, Florida, left her dog Waldo unattended in a hot car while she was inside a Walmart store for more than 10 hours.

Video: Supreme Court finds Wal-Mart at fault for closing store

Shortly after being unable to come to an agreement with local unions Walmart closed a Quebec area store. Now they will have to pay damages to almost 200 workers after a Canadian Supreme Court ruling.

Two cops, one shopper killed in bizarre Las Vegas shooting

Las Vegas - Two suspects shouting "this is a revolution" killed two Las Vegas police officers at a pizza parlor Sunday and killed a third person at a nearby store before fatally shooting themselves.

Wal-Mart workers strike for higher wages

Dayton - Wal-Mart workers around the country staged a strike against the low wages of the company. This comes at the same time as the annual shareholders meeting and at a time when higher wages are on discussion panels everywhere.

Woman sues Wal-Mart over hand warmer injury

Phoenix - A woman uses hand warmers to help relieve pain from a breast enhancement surgery, only to find that she had burned her new breasts. Now she is suing Wal-Mart, where the product was bought, and Heatamax for faulty design and advertising.

Study: Walmart benefits from billions in taxpayer subsidies

A new study has found Walmart's low- and poverty-wage workers cost the U.S. government an estimated $6.2 billion per year, a case of massive corporate welfare paid for by American taxpayers.

Man is jailed 60 days for sucking on a woman's toe at a Walmart

The toe-sucking bandit has been sentenced in a North Carolina court to 60 days in jail for sucking an unwitting and unwilling women's toes in a Walmart in Lincolnton in March. The man met her in the shoe department and told her he was a podiatry student.

Wal-Mart launches price-slashing organic foods

New York - Wal-Mart announced Thursday a deal with organic foods pioneer Wild Oats to sell discounted organic products in its US stores, a move expected to shake up the booming sector.

Walmart grows wholesale business in India

New York - US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores plans to add 50 new wholesale stores in India as it seeks growth in a key market where it has been unable to launch retail stores.
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Walmart on Campus. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
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Walmart on Campus. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
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Asda, part of Walmart, selling tap water as bottled water.
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Dallas County Jail photo of Diamond Lawrence.
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2011 Walmart Shareholders' Meeting held at Bud Walton Arena. Fayetteville, Ark.
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Shareholders descend on the Walmart Visitor Center. Bentonville, Ark.
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2011 Walmart Shareholders' Meeting. Bud Walton Arena. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.