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  • Man sues Walmart over gas can explosion (Darwin award)

    01/26/2015 8:44:56 PM PST · by aimhigh · 55 replies
    KOIN.com ^ | 02/25/2015 | AP
    The Register-Guard reports Daniel Rowlett is seeking $13 million. He says Walmart sold him a plastic can produced by Blitz USA that exploded as he poured fuel into a burn barrel in October 2013. He suffered burns over nearly half his body.
  • Center for American Progress won’t account $5 million in donations

    01/22/2015 6:35:32 AM PST · by opentalk · 3 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | January 21, 2015
    Obama lackey John Podesta who founded the far left Center for American Progress is about as transparent as Obama. The Center of American Progress has been hiding it’s donor lists for month. Finally, today they were shamed into releasing a partial list of donors. Problem is Podesta’s Center for American Progress isn’t accounting for over $5 million in donations from ‘anonymous sources.’ Podesta will likely be a big part of Hillary Clinton’s run next year, if the old granny does in fact run. Wonder if she’ll get questions about her buddy Podesta’s missing $5 million. Funny too that you don’t...
  • Man shopping at Walmart attacked for carrying gun he was legally permitted to have (Florida)(trunc)

    01/21/2015 12:21:14 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 74 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | tampabay.com
    BRANDON — Clarence Daniels had just crossed the threshold of Walmart's front doors on Tuesday, in search of coffee creamer for his wife, when the gun in hip holster gave a well-intentioned vigilante the idea he was up to something more sinister.
  • Clinton's Walmart connection fueling Left's doubts

    01/19/2015 1:33:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2015 | Sean Higgins
    .........For many on the Left, the Arkansas company is emblematic of all that is wrong with corporate America. It is particularly detested by organized labor — a key Democratic constituency — because the company has doggedly fought all efforts to organize its workers. Clinton's ties to Walmart go back to 1986, when she joined the company's board of directors. She remained there until 1992, when husband Bill Clinton ran for the White House. For years afterwards they both maintained close ties to the retail giant. More recently, Clinton has distanced herself from the company and criticized some of its business...
  • Minneapolis schools' credit card usage raises accountability questions

    01/12/2015 5:49:27 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1-11-15 | ALEJANDRA MATOS
    Minneapolis Public School employees are using district credit cards for unauthorized purchases — including personal use — and have routinely failed to follow expense policies, a Star Tribune review of school expense records found. Several school district leaders — including the outgoing superintendent and the current CEO — repaid the district for expenses only after the Star Tribune inquired about them. The Star Tribune reviewed $1.5 million in credit card expenses submitted by 262 employees over the past six months. School officials spent thousands of dollars at grocery stores, Target, Wal-Mart and restaurants in Minneapolis and around the country. The...
  • Walmart employee refuses to print shotgun wedding photo

    01/08/2015 12:33:10 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 64 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/08/2015 | Craig Hlavaty
    A Walmart employee near Richardson north of Dallas refused to print a photo of a man holding an over-and-under shotgun in one of his engagement photos that he and his fiancée had submitted to the store for printing, just days before their wedding. Stephanie Wehner and her fiancé Mitch Strobl had submitted the photos to Walmart’s online photo lab for printing. In one of the photos Strobl was holding his prized 12-gauge Ruger Red Label over-and-under shotgun. Wehner is a WFAA-TV employee in Dallas. The couple told their story to the TV station earlier this week. They are due to...
  • Kids Left in Car for Hours After Parents Arrested for Shoplifting at WalMart: BSO

    01/07/2015 12:47:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    nbc ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | nbc
    A couple caught shoplifting at a Lauderdale Lakes WalMart left their three young children in their car for several hours after they didn't tell deputies the kids were waiting for them, authorities said. Gerald Moultrie and Tosheba Hope are facing grand theft and child neglect charges following their arrest Monday night, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. Moultrie, 24, and Hope, 30, were being held on $1,000 bond early Tuesday, jail records showed. It was unknown if they have an attorney. According to the BSO, the couple left their three young children - ages 2, 5 and 7 - in a...
  • 2-year-old accidentally shoots, kills his mom in Idaho Wal-Mart

    01/05/2015 10:37:38 AM PST · by AirForceVet1988 · 33 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 12-30-14 | Unknown
    HAYDEN, Idaho -- A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday. Veronica J. Rutledge, 29, was shopping with her son and three other children, Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller said. Rutledge was from Blackfoot in southeastern Idaho, and her family had come to the area to visit relatives. She had a concealed weapons permit. Miller said the young boy was left in a shopping cart, reached into his mother's purse and grabbed a small-caliber handgun, which discharged one time....
  • Crawford's Girlfriend Killed in Crash (of walmart shooting)

    01/03/2015 2:32:03 PM PST · by Buck-I-Guy · 29 replies
    WHIO 7 ^ | Jan 1 2015 | Breaking News Staff
    Tasha Thomas, a mother of three young boys whose voice was featured prominently nationwide after her boyfriend was shot to death by police inside the Beavercreek Walmart in August, was killed Thursday along with a friend following a car crash in Dayton. She was 26. - See more at: http://www.whio.com/news/news/crime-law/injury-crash-reported-in-dayton/njd5T/#sthash.c2TtmWPP.dpuf
  • The First Ever Walmart (1962)

    01/03/2015 8:27:21 AM PST · by kingattax · 90 replies
    LOLWOT ^ | 1-2-2015
    Hard to imagine that from this simple image emerged a supermarket global empire
  • In Case You Were Wondering What Companies Are Helping To Fund Al Sharpton's Race War...

    01/03/2015 4:08:54 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    I'm not one for boycotts, but I am one for data. And I like this kind of data. It's just good to have data when spending money. That's all. I mean, if I have no choice in keeping a SIGNIFICANTLY large portion of my money from being squandered by the folks that I've freaking employed up on the Hill (like drunk girls on Spring break with their Daddy's credit cards), I'm going to be as informed as possible with what's left of said money. Thus, the data thing. You know. According to the source article above and the New York...
  • Friends, relative say Idaho mom killed by toddler was a gun person

    01/01/2015 12:28:01 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-31-14 | Terrence McCoy
    Veronica Rutledge and her husband loved everything about guns. They practiced at shooting ranges. They hunted. And both of them, relatives and friends say, had permits to carry concealed firearms. Veronica typically left her Blackfoot, Idaho, home with her gun nestled at her side. So on Christmas morning last week, her husband gave her a present he hoped would make her life more comfortable: a purse with a special pocket for a concealed weapon. The day after Christmas, she took her new gift with her on a trip with her husband and her 2-year-old son. They headed hundreds of miles...
  • The 2.6 Billion Dollar Welfare Payment That The U.S. Government Gives To Wal-Mart

    12/29/2014 4:17:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 108 replies
    The Daily Coin ^ | 12/29/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Should the federal government be spending billions of dollars to pump up Wal-Mart’s profits? I know that question sounds really bizarre, but unfortunately this is essentially what is happening. Because Wal-Mart does not pay them enough money, hundreds of thousands of Wal-Mart employees enroll in Medicaid, food stamps and other social welfare programs. Even though Wal-Mart makes enormous profits, they refuse to properly take care of their employees so the federal government has to do it. And of course this is not just a Wal-Mart problem. There are hundreds of other major corporations doing exactly the same thing. And they...
  • ‘When I Opened It, I Said, ‘Oh My God”: What an Uncle Found Inside a PlayStation 4 Box

    12/26/2014 9:11:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | december 26, 2014 | dave urbanski
    Igor Baksht made a big Christmas purchase from a Colorado Walmart last Friday — a PlayStation 4 bundle for his 13-year-old niece. But as he was about to wrap the box, Baksht opened it to be certain “everything was inside, that all the contents were inside, all the games were inside,” he told KMGH-TV. Then he got a shock: “When I opened it, I said, ‘Oh my God.’” Instead of a PlayStation 4, the box contained two plastic bags full of rocks, Baksht said. The Stapleton Walmart where he’d made the purchase had closed, so Baksht tried a 24-hour one — but staff...
  • Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    12/25/2014 4:07:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    WHIO ^ | Dec. 24, 2014
    MIAMISBURG — Police had to be called after customers of a Walmart in Miamisburg became unruly when the store closed.Police from Miami Township were dispatched around 8 p.m. when several customers became upset and unruly when the Walmart in the 8800 block of Kingsridge Drive closed Wednesday for observance of Christmas Eve.Initial reports say people were trying to enter the store by force before police arrived.Police say one citation was issued, but no arrests were made.According to a company website, the location on Kingsridge Drive is normally open 24 hours, but closed at 8 p.m. for the holiday.
  • Christian activist calls out Walmart’s ‘increasing capitulation’ to gay agenda

    12/23/2014 8:11:53 AM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/22/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    A prominent Christian activist is sounding the alarm about what he sees as Walmart’s “increasing capitulation” to the homosexual agenda, and calling on concerned citizens to contact the corporation to complain. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), alleged in a press release that Walmart is “going gay” in response to increasing public pressure from homosexual activists, donating thousands of dollars to pro-gay political groups and extending benefits to its employees’ same-sex “domestic partners.” LaBarbera particularly objected to a grant of between $25,000 and $50,000 that the company gave to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund –...
  • $3,500 in razors stolen at Walmart

    12/23/2014 1:58:33 AM PST · by sneakers · 72 replies
    Indiana Gazette ^ | 12-23-2014
    State police report a shopper at Walmart loaded a cart with $3,500 worth of disposable razors Sunday evening, pushed it through a fire exit door and fled in a car with a burned-out headlight.
  • Walmart Asked to Stop Bankrolling Sharpton After New York Police Murders

    12/22/2014 8:34:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 22, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    Here is a letter I sent today to C. Douglas McMillon, Walmart President and CEO: We ask that Walmart end its financial support of Al Sharpton and his organization, the National Action Network (NAN). The cold-blooded murder of two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, follows weeks of Sharpton's vilification of law enforcement personnel. As you know, Walmart has helped bankroll Sharpton for years. Most recently, the company was a sponsor of Sharpton's 60thbirthday party in New York City, which reportedly was a fundraiser for NAN that raised a million dollars. We have repeatedly raised...
  • Breaking: Walmart closes amid Protest (Beavercreek, Oh)

    12/20/2014 1:34:55 PM PST · by Buck-I-Guy · 29 replies
    WHIO TV ^ | 12-20-14
    BEAVERCREEK — Walmart on Pentagon Boulevard in Beavercreek turned away customers while a planned protest got underway inside the store. Protesters called the event a “Die-in inside the Beavercreek Walmart to Demand Justice for John Crawford III.” On Aug. 5, 22-year-old Crawford was shot and killed inside the store by a Beavercreek police officer who was responding to a report of a man with a gun inside the store. Crawford had been walking around the store carrying a pellet gun that he had picked up from one of the shelves. The protesters have issued demands, including an indictment on the...
  • OPEN LETTER TO WALMART PRESIDENT AND CEO MR. C. DOUGLAS MCMILLON RE: CUSTOMER SERVICE AND CHRISTMAS

    12/10/2014 9:38:21 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    December 10, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Mr. C. Douglas McMillon President and Chief Executive Officer Walmart Corporate Office Headquarters 702 SW 8th Street Bentonville, AR 72716 Dear Mr. McMillon, This is a happy letter that I'm so pleased to be writing, because it's about a very positive experience I had at one of your stores in the Chicago suburban area on Saturday December 6, 2014, and the experience left me very hopeful about the future of Christmas in America. Like many others, I had been under the impression for a number of years now that Walmart customer service associates were "not allowed" to wish their customers...
  • MORON: Teachers Union President Falls For Obvious Walmart Hanukkah Ham Hoax

    12/06/2014 7:42:21 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/6/2014 | Eric Owens
    Earlier this week, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten took time out of her busy workday — for each of which she receives a princely $1,380 or so — to warn America that Walmart is selling “delicious” ham for Hanukkah (at the low, low price of $6.29 per pound). “Really Walmart? Ham for Hanukah?” Weingarten wrote in a Dec. 2 Facebook post.
  • Wal-Mart pulls TV ad on criticism that it echoes Garner’s death

    12/06/2014 11:27:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 5, 2014 | Michele Richinick
    Protesters across America this week chanted “I can’t breathe” in honor of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died after being placed in an apparent chokehold by a New York City Police Department officer this past July. The phrase also happened to be a line spoken by a black actor in a Wal-Mart television commercial, which has now been removed following criticism that it reminded viewers of Garner’s death.
  • The 17 Most American Things You Can Buy At Walmart

    12/05/2014 8:14:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2014 | Benny Johnson
    This week, my colleague Kevin Williamson wrote about the celebrity hypocrisy of protesting Walmart. The gist: The rich celebs boycotting the store are “too enlightened to let their poor neighbors pay low prices.” But the real question remains: What are these “poor neighbors” buying at Walmart, anyway? Is it good for them? Is it good for America? National Review conducted an on-the-ground investigation of what products the retail giant is selling. The results were inspiring. 1. This bocce-ball​-sized Lindor Chocolate 2. A beef-jerky gun 3. Si Robertson prescription glasses 4. This pocket watch that says it’s time for Freedom...
  • Study: Gov't Profits More From Wal-Mart Sales Than Wal-Mart Does

    12/03/2014 1:17:41 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 36 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/3/2014 | Kerry Jackson
    Here's a kick in the pants for Wal-Mart haters and lovers of big government, two groups that almost perfectly overlap.
  • Black Friday brawl over 50in TVs on offer for just $220 sparks near riot in Texas Walmart

    12/01/2014 12:30:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 1, 2014 | David McCormack
    Police had to get physical with a number of Black Friday shoppers who refused to let go of discounted Samsung televisions during a fight at a Walmart in Texas. Cell phone footage of the brawl has gone viral after it was posted on YouTube and shows authorities having to forcibly remove shoppers who were lying on top of the giant 50 inch TVs. On sale for $218, the televisions were part of the Stafford store's One Hour Guarantee Promotion on Thanksgiving.
  • BREAKING: Meet The Rich White Guy Who Is Running the Black Boycott of Capitalism # Ferguson

    11/30/2014 3:54:57 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Got News ^ | November 30, 2014 | November 30, 2014 by Charles C. Johnson Shannon Knutsen
    There’s a white, rich dude running the black boycott capitalism movement known as United Blackout. His name is Michael Latt and he is the marketing director of United Blackout. “Control how Black money is spent and you win the game,” says United Blackout’s campaign video. And Latt seeks to deliver. ... Latt’s clearly following United Blackout’s advice. He lives the lifestyles of the rich and fabulous on his Facebook page. ... Latt developed the branding and marketing strategy and is the brains behind the website for the BlackOut for Human Rights campaign intended to encourage African Americans to boycott capitalism.
  • Social Equity Disguised As Economic Development

    11/30/2014 3:55:34 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-30-14 | Warren Beatty
    Ever heard of "RhodeMap RI"? It's HUD's attempt to introduce social equity in Rhode Island. Rhode Island won a $1.9-million grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2011. With that grant, the state developed RhodeMap RI. The result is social engineering at its best. The plan calls for residents to live in "growth centers," densely packed urban centers that are going to be "futuristic, clean, prosperous." That's what the plan says. Sounds like another public housing project to me. Can anyone say "Cabrini Green?" RhodeMap RI is meant to identify "infill and development" areas that are...
  • Black Friday Brawl Videos Are How Rich People Shame The Poor: Stop Gawking.

    11/29/2014 10:22:25 AM PST · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2014 | Luke O'Neil
    Black Friday Brawl Videos Are How Rich People Shame The Poor Stop Gawking. By Luke O'Neil November 28 The biggest movie in the country right now is “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” a film in which the ostentatiously wealthy people of Panem’s capital rule over the poorer districts from which tributes are selected each year to kill each other in a violent media spectacle. It’s a grotesque display in which the lives of the impoverished are offered up as entertainment for the comfortable. It’s hard to see the film and not think of the way TV news has covered...
  • Who Boycotts Wal-Mart? Social-justice warriors too enlightened to let their poor neighbors..

    11/30/2014 8:40:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | November 30, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Columbia County, Ark. — There’s no sign of it here in Magnolia, Ark., but the boycott season is upon us, and graduates of Princeton and Bryn Mawr are demanding “justice” from Wal-Mart, which is not in the justice business but in the groceries, clothes, and car-batteries business. It is easy to scoff, but I am ready to start taking the social-justice warriors’ insipid rhetoric seriously — as soon as two things happen: First, I want to hear from the Wal-Mart-protesting riffraff a definition of “justice” that is something that does not boil down to “I Get What I Want, Irrespective...
  • Walmart workers scarce at Black Friday anti-Walmart protest in D.C.

    11/30/2014 12:31:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 29, 2014 | Sean Higgins
    Organizers of a post-Thanksgiving protest on behalf of workers at a Walmart in downtown Washington, D.C. identified only one of the participants as actually working at that store. The admission underscores the fact that few Walmart workers have been involved in the protests. "Thirty striking workers from Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland took part in today’s protest, and Melinda Gaino, one of the striking workers, works at the H Street Store," said Julie Anderson, a spokeswoman for the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers union, which organized the event. Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg claimed the number was far...
  • Dozens Arrested (Including Santa Claus) At Walmart Black Friday Protests (Wal-Mart supports GOP?)

    11/28/2014 4:11:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 28, 2014 | Jason Easley
    The biggest Black Friday protest ever hit Walmart today, and so far dozens of people who are calling on Walmart to pay their employees a living wage have been arrested. Santa Claus was also cuffed and taken away in California. Protests were scheduled today at 1,600 Walmart stores in 49 states, by workers and their supporters who are demanding that the nation’s largest private employer pays their workers a living wage. According to OUR Walmart, 11 workers and supporters were arrested at the store located outside of Chicago, and 35 Walmart protesters were arrested in Sacramento, CA, including the world’s...
  • AFL-CIO Supports Black Friday Strikes Against Walmart

    11/28/2014 2:44:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | November 28, 2014 | Doreen McCallister
    The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Bargain hunters heading to Walmart, in addition to looking for holiday deals, may find workers participating in Black Friday Strikes.Since 2012, Our Walmart, which is an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving.
  • Walmart Black Friday Protests Hit Major Cities With Calls For '$15 And Full Time'

    11/28/2014 2:16:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 28, 2014 | Dave Jamieson
    WASHINGTON -- Dirk Rasmussen had Friday off and could have slept in if he wanted to. Instead, the Maryland resident and Teamster rose early and drove to downtown Washington, eager to join a post-Thanksgiving protest against Walmart. "Our local [union] president encouraged us to take part," said Rasmussen, 58, who works in a lumber and building-supply warehouse. "I raised eight children on a Teamsters benefit package and Teamsters wage. I'm a firm believer in collective bargaining, and I'm very concerned about the security of this next generation." Black Friday may be most famous for doorbuster shopping deals, but among progressives...
  • Judge orders Wal-Mart to let NYC church challenge gun sales

    11/28/2014 11:25:31 AM PST · by aimhigh · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/28/2014 | JONATHAN STEMPEL
    A federal judge ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to let shareholders vote on a proposal to force tighter oversight of its sale of high-capacity guns and other potentially offensive products. The proposal would require the governance committee of Wal-Mart's board to more closely examine the sale of products that might endanger public safety, hurt Wal-Mart's reputation, or offend "family and community values" integral to the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company's brand.
  • Walmart greeters face-to-face with a gun

    11/27/2014 3:06:17 PM PST · by digger48 · 80 replies
    wthr ^ | Nov 26, 2014 | Jennie Runevitch
    INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Metro Police are searching for a pair of thieves who pulled a gun on a greeter at a local Walmart store. Surveillance cameras got a good look at the people responsible and investigators hope that leads to a break in the case. Police say the two thieves stole from a Walmart and threatened employees with a gun. The store near 73rd and Keystone does have surveillance and cameras captured images of the suspects. "So that's the two that did it?" asked shopper Tajuanea Dobbins. "That's scary to hear, yeah. That is scary to hear something like that."...
  • Obama is the Problem - Walmart is the Solution

    11/17/2014 10:22:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Once again, we can say "thanks" to a private sector that is routinely berated by the government-loving statists of the Democrat Party. It turns out that the heartless corporations, and not the big-government juggernaut of good intentions, are the ones actually doing good for Americans, their families, and their communities. In a piece of news that is tailored fit to annoy the liberal in your life, it turns out WalmartÂ’s healthcare plans are measurably more compassionate than the stock plans offered by Obamacare. IÂ’ll give you a minute to fit that last thought on a bumper sticker that you can...
  • Walmart Store Holding Thanksgiving Food Drive For Its Own Workers [link only]

    11/16/2014 3:11:02 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    Huffington Post [link only] | November 18, 2013
    link only: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/18/walmart-food-drive_n_4296618.html
  • Wal-Mart told store managers to match online prices with Amazon

    11/13/2014 5:17:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-13-14 | Nathan Layne
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc has informed managers of its roughly 5,000 stores across the United States that they can match prices with Amazon.com Inc and other online retailers, the head of the company's U.S. business said on Thursday.
  • Wal-Mart 'urgent' memo urges improvement at U.S. stores: NYT

    11/12/2014 5:36:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 152 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 Nov 14 | Reuters staff
    Wal-Mart stores Inc issued an "urgent agenda" memo to its store managers across the United States last month, laying out guidelines to boost sales of "chilled and fresh" food, the New York Times reported. The memo, marked "highly sensitive", asks Wal-Mart marketing managers to make sure they discount aging meat and baked goods to maximize chances of selling them before their expiration dates, according to the report. Wal-Mart, which has posted six straight quarters of flat or declining same-store sales growth, has been battling a stronger dollar and a reduction in U.S. food stamp benefits, which has eaten into...
  • 'I can infect whomever I please': HIV-positive woman steals frozen food from Texas Walmart...

    11/01/2014 8:27:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 1, 2014 | Meg Wagner
    Dallas police arrested Diamond Lawrence Thursday after she allegedly stole $11 worth of frozen food from a Walmart and then attacked the employee who stopped her. She scratched him in an attempt to draw blood and infect him with HIV, police said. Then told him, 'You're welcome.'A woman tried to swipe a stack of frozen dinners from a Texas Walmart by threatening a store clerk with HIV, police said. Dallas police arrested 25-year-old Diamond Lawrence Thursday after she allegedly attacked an employee in a bid to give him the virus and make off with $11 worth of stolen food. Lawrence...
  • When Corporate Titans Slug It Out, You Win

    10/28/2014 4:31:39 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/28/2014 | Steve Berman
    One of the chief benefits of living in a capitalist society is seeing those greedy corporations actually compete for your business.  Every so often, we get to enjoy a true cataclysmic battle between titans of commerce, and the one that’s shaping up between Apple and Walmart is a doozy that could put money in your pocket. In Apple’s corner, we have the Visa and MasterCard associations, American Express, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Barclays, and soon a host of other card issuers.  In Walmart’s corner, there’s a line-up of heavy-hitter retailers, like CVS, Rite-Aid, Best Buy, Circle K, Lowe’s,...
  • Walmart pulls 'Fat Girl Costumes' section from website and issues public apology

    10/27/2014 2:42:24 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/27/2014 | Matt Bradwell
    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Big-box superstore Walmart has publicly apologized for listing plus-sized women's Halloween costumes as "Fat Girl Costumes" on its official website, calling the decision to do so "unacceptable." The offensive listing was discovered and reported on by Gawker imprint Jezebel just prior to 10 a.m., about 90 minutes before Walmart began to change their web-copy.
  • Wal-Mart’s new everyday low price: A $40 doctor visit

    10/19/2014 5:01:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 85 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Oct. 17,2014 | Andria Cheng
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pushed down prices for some generic prescription drugs to just $4 eight years ago, setting a new industry standard. Now it is trying to do the same for seeing a doctor. On Friday, a Walmart Care Clinic opened in Dalton, Ga., six months after Walmart U.S., the retailer’s WMT, +0.38% biggest unit, entered the business of providing primary health care. It now operates a dozen clinics in rural Texas, South Carolina and Georgia and has increased its target for openings this year to 17. An office visit costs $40, which Walmart U.S. says...
  • Ferguson Protesters Target Walmart

    10/19/2014 11:55:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    nationalreview ^ | 10.17.14 | Ryan Lovelace
    When protesters first swarmed the streets of Ferguson, Mo., earlier this summer, they blamed the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown on racist police brutality and decried law enforcement’s response as evidence of the militarization of police in their community. After another black teenager was shot to death in an altercation with a police officer in the metropolitan St. Louis area earlier this month, protesters again took to the streets.
  • Ammo pulled from Walmart shelves in Ferguson amid violent clashes over police shooting of Brown

    10/18/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    * Two Walmart stores have locked away bullets as violent clashes escalate. * First time bosses have done this since pulling guns after Sandy Hook. * Protests in Ferguson over Michael Brown's shooting show no sign of ending. * 43 people were arrested in and around the Walmart stores on Monday. * Renewed outrage expected today over leaked report of the officer's account. Ammunition has been pulled from the shelves of two Walmarts in Ferguson amid violent clashes over the police shooting of Michael Brown. Employees were ordered to lock all bullets in a store cupboard on Monday after demonstrators...
  • Wal-Mart looks to bump all workers pay above the minimum wage

    10/17/2014 5:08:36 AM PDT · by YankeeReb · 36 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 10/17/14 | Shelly Banjo and Eric Morath
    Wal-Mart Stores plans to say goodbye to the minimum wage. The huge retailer’s chief executive, Doug McMillon, said Wednesday that the company plans to end minimum-wage pay for its workers in the future. “It is our intention over time that we will be in a situation where we don’t pay minimum wage at all,” he said. That plan would put Wal-Mart in a league with Costco Wholesale and Gap Inc. among employers committing to pay workers more than the minimum wage. President Barack Obama has publicly saluted Costco, Gap and several small businesses for voluntarily raising starting pay. The federal...
  • Wal-Mart cuts sales outlook amid tough economy

    10/15/2014 9:35:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2014 7:43 PM EDT | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations. The world’s largest retailer, blaming an overall tough economy, now expects annual sales to be up 2 to 3 percent for its fiscal year ending in January. That is down from its earlier guidance of sales growth at the low end of a 3 to 5 percent range. Wal-Mart’s diminished outlook increases concern about prospects for the critical holiday shopping season that kicks off late...
  • Ferguson Protesters Storm Walmart, Shut Down Another

    10/13/2014 7:56:39 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/13/14 | Aurelius
    Protesters in Ferguson and surrounding area have stormed local Walmart, forcing them to shut down or bring in police. In Maplewood, Missouri, west of St. Louis., protesters stormed a Walmart, forcing police to be called: Protesters were also screaming "shut it down" in front of the same Walmart. For some reason, even though Walmart had literally nothing to do with the shooting death of Michael Brown, protesters see it as a capitalistic embodiment of a racist system of oppression. ...A number of protesters at the Maplewood Walmart were arrested. At a Ferguson Walmart, the store was forced to shut down...
  • Wal-Mart's insurance move reveals Obamacare truth

    10/08/2014 11:47:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | October 8, 2014 | Anthony Zurcher
    As the 800-pound gorilla of retailers, Wal-Mart made national headlines when it announced on Tuesday that it was cutting the health benefits for its 30,000 employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week. A company blog post put the move down to rising healthcare costs, but the 30-hour cut-off gives a clue as to the real cause - President Barack Obama's healthcare reform. Under the Affordable Care Act, large companies are required, starting this January, to provide subsidised healthcare for every employee who works 30-hours a week or more. As the Atlantic's David A Graham notes, many of the...
  • How Walmart is showing that Obamacare is working

    10/08/2014 3:22:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 8, 2014 | By Paul Waldman
    Walmart announced today that as of the beginning of next year it will be dropping health insurance for 30,000 employees who work less than 30 hours per week. So why is this a good thing? It may involve some hassle for individual employees, as they’ll have to go to the exchange to figure out what plan to get. But most of those Walmart workers will likely come out ahead. Someone who’s earning $9 an hour working 30 hours a week at a Walmart would be making $13,500 a year. Depending on what their spouse makes and what state they’re in,...