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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.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

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.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 48 comments

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.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

Walmart sues Visa for $5 bn for rigging card fees

Washington - The world's largest retailer Walmart has sued credit card giant Visa for more than $5 billion for conspiring with banks to fix fees that merchants pay for accepting Visa card payments.In the suit filed this week in Arkansas, where Walmart is based, th...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Wal-Mart entry into used videogames trade threatens GameStop

Wal-Mart Stores Inc will allow U.S. shoppers to trade in used videogames for anything from groceries to gadgets, a move that could dent the profit of GameStop Corp, the largest dealer of used videogames.
In the Media by Reuters

Flipkart, India's reply to Amazon, sees $1 bln sales

New Delhi - Flipkart, India's answer to US online giant Amazon, said Saturday its sales would cross the milestone $1 billion-mark this year, ahead of schedule, in the country's exploding e-commerce market.Founded in 2007 by two ex-Amazon.com employees and universi...
In the Media by Penelope Macrae (AFP)

Wal-Mart's China syndrome a symptom of international woes

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, famed for its low prices, has stumbled in the one major market where consumers say price is less of a driver in their buying decisions: China.
In the Media by Nandita Bose and Adam Rose (Reuters)

Wal-Mart forecast disappoints as grocery business struggles

The struggles of the low-income U.S. consumer are playing out in Wal-Mart Stores Inc's grocery aisles.
In the Media by Phil Wahba (Reuters)

Gap to raise workers' hourly pay to $10 in 2015

Apparel retailer Gap Inc <GPS.N> said it would raise the hourly pay for its U.S.
In the Media by Reuters

Wal-Mart planning mass expansion in Northern neighbour Canada

American discount shopping chain Wal-Mart is planning a massive expansion in Canada, having announced plans to build more than 30 stores.
In the Media by Joe Z Hudson

Walmart warns on fourth-quarter profits

New York - Walmart Friday said bad weather and cuts in food stamp support for the poor weighed on US sales and would hit earnings for its November-January fourth quarter.Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Walmart lays off 2,300 in cost-cutting move

New York - Walmart will lay off about 2,300 workers at its Sam's Club warehouse unit, The Wall Street Journal said, the latest in a string of job losses at US retailers.
In the Media by AFP

US labor board files complaint on Walmart violations

Washington - The US National Labor Relations Board issued a formal complaint Wednesday against giant retailer Walmart, saying it violated labor rules by threatening and punishing workers who joined pro-union protests.
In the Media by Paul Handley (AFP)

China discovers fox in Wal-Mart donkey meat

Beijing - Food safety officials in China reportedly found fox mixed in donkey meat sold at Wal-Mart stores. Tests showed that Five Spice donkey meat sold at a number of Chinese stores contained the DNA of other animals.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus - 1 comment

16-year-old boy pricked by syringes hidden in clothes

Toutle - A 16-year-old boy was pricked by syringes after putting his hands in the pocket of a new sweatshirt he received as a Christmas gift from his mother.
In the Media by Sheetal Patel - 3 comments

Salvation Army bell ringer hit for not saying 'Merry Christmas'

Phoenix - In this so-called P.C. world, it is sometimes difficult to say the right thing during the festive season, as a Salvation Army bell ringer found out when she said "Happy Holidays" to a woman outside Walmart, and got hit for not saying "Merry Christmas."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

Man banned for life by Walmart for matching ads

On December 2, Joe Cantrell, a disabled former professional wrestler, received a lifetime ban from Walmart for ad matching, which is one of Walmart's proudest traditions.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Walmart to pay $25 million to settle gas can explosion lawsuits

Walmart, America's largest retailer, has agreed to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits filed by individuals who were killed or injured by exploding plastic gas cans sold by the company.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

Inside the Black Friday protests at Wal-Mart Special

Avon - This year’s Black Friday was a resounding success financially, but protests raged across the nation. Activate CT organized one such protest in Connecticut. Two of the organizers discuss the protest in detail with Digital Journal.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 6 comments

Man stabbed in fight over a Walmart parking space

This year's "Brown Thursday" and "Black Friday" events have been riddled with chaos and violent altercations. One example is a fight over a parking space in Virginia that ended in a man being stabbed.
In the Media by Natty Walker - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Let's steal Black Friday

Labor Day, as a meaningful and impactful holiday, has been stolen from us. But the new labor movement in the United States could take the bold move and steal the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. We could rename it Labor's Day.
In the Media by Craig Boehman - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Walmart store has a food bank drive for own employees

Canton - In a Walmart in Canton Ohio there are storage containers that are part of a food drive not for the community but for needy workers at Walmart.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 6 comments
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2011 Walmart Shareholders  Meeting held at Bud Walton Arena.  Fayetteville  Ark.
2011 Walmart Shareholders' Meeting held at Bud Walton Arena. Fayetteville, Ark.
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VEGAS: The casino-lined Las Vegas strip.
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VEGAS: The casino-lined Las Vegas strip.
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Numerous Walmart suppliers were present at the events surrounding the 2011 Walmart Shareholders  Mee...
Numerous Walmart suppliers were present at the events surrounding the 2011 Walmart Shareholders' Meeting. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
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Walmart on Campus.  University of Arkansas.  Fayetteville  Ark.
Walmart on Campus. University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Ark.
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Buses shuttled shareholders around Northwest Arkansas.  In front of Benton County Courthouse  Benton...
Buses shuttled shareholders around Northwest Arkansas. In front of Benton County Courthouse, Bentonville, Ark.
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Sam Walton s office in Walmart Visitor Center.  Bentonville  Ark.
Sam Walton's office in Walmart Visitor Center. Bentonville, Ark.
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Walmart on Campus.  University of Arkansas  Fayetteville  Ark.
Walmart on Campus. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
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Protest at Walmart store
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Protest at Walmart store
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A WalMart store
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Asda  part of Walmart  prides itself on providing customers with value for money.
Asda, part of Walmart, prides itself on providing customers with value for money.
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Asda  part of Walmart  selling tap water as bottled water.
Asda, part of Walmart, selling tap water as bottled water.
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Our Walmart demonstration Wednesday  Oct. 12  2011  at the Walmart Home Office in Bentonville  Ark.
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Our Walmart demonstration Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at the Walmart Home Office in Bentonville, Ark.
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Aftermath of May 22 tornado in Joplin  MO.
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Aftermath of May 22 tornado in Joplin, MO.
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Screenshot of Terry Earsing's comment that appeared under his photo of two Muslim women wearing traditional garb.
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2011 Walmart Shareholders  Meeting.  Bud Walton Arena.  University of Arkansas  Fayetteville  Ark.
2011 Walmart Shareholders' Meeting. Bud Walton Arena. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
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Walmart on Campus.  University of Arkansas  Fayetteville  Ark.
Walmart on Campus. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
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Walmart even had small Christmas trees for the budget-minded
Walmart even had small Christmas trees for the budget-minded
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Walmart parking lot.  Joplin  Mo.  June 5  2011
Walmart parking lot. Joplin, Mo. June 5, 2011
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