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Walmart to slash 7,000 in-store office jobs in U.S.

Walmart intends to shed 7,000 jobs in its American stores in the next few months. Employees will be offered employment elsewhere in the stores although many of these jobs will pay less.

Walmart Canada stops accepting Visa cards — Fees too high

Walmart Canada has joined with No Frills and Costco on a list of Canadian retailers that have stopped accepting Visa cards from their customers, citing what they call "unacceptably high" transaction fees.

Walmart is going to make its own milk for 600 stores

Walmart announced plans to build and operate its own dairy processing plan. The goal is to supply its own line of milk to hundreds of stores in 2017.

Youth football team wants Walmart to 'make things right'

Luther - One year ago, members of an Oklahoma youth football team watched their football field transform from grass to concrete when a Walmart Express moved in. In less than a year the store has closed, and the team wants their field restored.

Walmart to close 269 stores around globe, massive lay-offs

Walmart has announced today that it will be closing 269 of its aproximately 11,600 stories worldwide. Roughly half of the store closures will be in the United States and many others in Brazil.

UPDATE: Walmart will close 269 stores in the U.S. and globally

On Friday Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced plans to close 269 stores in the U.S. and globally. The closures come after an active review of the nearly 11,600 stores worldwide, taking into account a number of factors.

Police: Shoplifter bit off part of Walmart employee's finger

Myrtle Beach - A 23-year-old South Carolina woman was arrested after it is alleged she assaulted two Walmart loss prevention officers and a customer while she was leaving the store after stealing several items.

FacePalm Friday: Couple get engaged at Walmart, then shoplift

Bay City - A couple in Michigan became engaged at a Walmart store, and afterwards they decided the best way to celebrate was to shoplift from the store.

Black Friday crowds smaller, calmer in stores across the country

New York - Smaller crowds and fewer unruly bargain-hunters made the start of the holiday shopping season seem almost civilized, reports from around the country appear to indicate.

Lockheed Martin monitoring employees, union activity at Walmart

Walmart has hired an intelligence-gathering team from Lockheed Martin, one of the biggest defense contracting companies in the world, to survey its employees and keep track of union activity, Bloomberg's Susan Berfield reports.

Op-Ed: Pfizer to buy Allergan in $160 billion deal

Foreclosures and short sales dropped to 6 percent in October, down from 9 percent a year ago, and the lowest level since the National Association of Realtors stared tracking distressed sales in October 2008.

Walmart is selling a $10 LG smartphone with reasonable specs

It's still difficult to find a decent smartphone when on a restricted budget, especially if you only have $10. However, Walmart is now selling an Android phone for exactly that price and, as a basic handset, it doesn't even look too bad.

Op-Ed: Show me the data — Financial review

And the IMF has a point. The Fed may be anxious to raise rates but for all their talk they haven’t rolled out the data to back that position.

Police: Man bombs Miss. Walmart for not selling Confederate flag

Tupelo - A Mississippi man, upset that Walmart no longer sells Confederate flags, allegedly tossed a bomb inside one of the big box stores in Tupelo, early Sunday. Marshall W. Leonard, 61, was charged on Tuesday afternoon with planting an explosive device.

Review: Viral videos claims your poop can smell like roses Special

Ever hear something like "She thinks that as the head cheerleader that her shit doesn't stink and smells like roses?" Well it just might be true. A viral video and is about to change all that and will make your crap smell like roses.

Op-Ed: No COLA increase coming for Social Security recipients

The government announced there will be no cost-of-living (COLA) increase in their benefits next year. The difference would mean an average of a little more than $500 a year in Social Security benefits.

Op-Ed: Wal-Mart's drops its sales forecast and other market news

Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, said the company needed to invest to return to growth. McMillon said: “Retail history is very clear. Those that are unwilling or unable to change go away.

Are truck drivers in the U.S. in danger of becoming a rare breed?

The U.S. will face a shortage of nearly 50,000 truck drivers by the end of this year, according to a report by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That's a sharp uptick from only two years ago when the shortage was pegged at 30,000 drivers.

Workers at Walmart are having their hours cut as wages increase

Over the last few months, Walmart has been increasing pay for entry-level workers, so all workers were making at least $9 per hour.

Walmart and Amazon face off in coming summer sale

Amazon’s decision to announce a Black Friday-like sale called Prime Day on July 15 has triggered an avalanche of competing retailers with their own online deals.

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.
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A map of Walmart subsidiaries and where they are located
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