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  • Amazon shares surge 20 percent, market cap surpasses Wal-Mart

    07/24/2015 7:34:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/24/15 | Jacob Pramuk
    Amazon shares spiked in early trading Friday after the online retailer blew past quarterly earnings and revenue estimates, boosted by growth in the North American market and cloud computing segment. Shares rose 20 percent, giving the retailer a larger market capitalization than bricks-and-mortar behemoth Wal-Mart. The surge also generated a huge windfall for CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns 83,921,121 shares of the company. At Friday's early prices, his fortune rose some $8.05 billion—a gain that by itself would be enough to put him in the world's 200 richest people.
  • Amazon overtakes Walmart in market value after unexpected profit

    07/24/2015 3:11:45 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 17 replies
    FT.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Stephen Foley
    Amazon overtook Walmart as the largest US retailer by market capitalisation on Thursday, after posting an unexpected quarterly profit and revenues that easily beat Wall Street expectations. The online retail pioneer, which has been aggressively expanding its Amazon Prime membership service with one-day sales events and same-day free delivery options, was valued as high as $267bn after a 19 per cent share price surge in after-hours trading. Walmart, with its network of physical stores around the US, had a market capitalisation of $235bn on Thursday. Amazon said its second-quarter revenues hit $23.2bn, up 20 per cent on the same period...
  • Aldi and Lidl Are Ready To Invade the U.S. Beware Walmart and Target!

    07/22/2015 12:46:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    forbes.com ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Walter Loeb
    Aldi and Lidl, Germany’s toughest discount food retailers, are invading the US. Both operate small, efficient no frill self serve supermarkets with a strong non-food assortment, and very low prices. Both have permanently changed the competitive landscape wherever they have gone. Lidl is about to open its U.S. headquarter in Arlington, Virginia and a distribution center in Alamance County, North Carolina. These are early steps in its U.S. invasion by this formidable company that operates about 11,000 stores in 26 countries throughout Europe. I am told that the company has already selected 80 locations in the Greater Washington, D.C. area...
  • Wal-Mart sued for denying health insurance to gay worker's wife

    07/14/2015 4:51:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/14/15 | DANIEL WIESSNER
    A Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying health insurance to the spouses of gay employees violated gender discrimination laws.... Jackie Cote, who has worked at Walmart stores in Maine and Massachusetts since 1999, said in the lawsuit that her wife, Diana Smithson, developed cancer in 2012 and the denial of insurance led to more than $150,000 in medical debt. Cote and Smithson were married in Massachusetts in 2004, days after a court ruling made the state the first to allow gay nuptials. Smithson worked for Wal-Mart until 2008, when she...
  • Walmart to ‘melt’ class rings bearing Confederate flag rather than complete orders

    07/11/2015 4:48:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2015 | Matt Finn
    An Arkansas woman who went to pick up the class ring she ordered from Walmart left disappointed, after store officials told her the retailer's new policy barred them from turning the item over -- because it bore an image of the Confederate flag. Elaine Glidewell told KFSM someone from the store in Fort Smith called her to pick up the ring she'd ordered for her nephew, but when she arrived on Tuesday, a clerk told her she couldn’t have it. The ring had been ordered before Walmart stopped selling items bearing images of the flag, in the wake of controversy...
  • Wal-Mart explains stance on rings with Rebels mascot

    07/08/2015 4:40:26 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 19 replies
    Decatur Daily ^ | 7/8/2015 | Briana Harris
    Wal-Mart corporate spokesman Brian Nick said the reason West Morgan High graduate Aaron Browder was not able to purchase his senior class ring with a generic Rebels mascot is because design features included the Confederate flag in the background and foreground. The nickname for West Morgan's athletic teams is Rebels.
  • Organized mob (of no particular race, according to media) ransacks a Walmart...(trunc title)

    07/03/2015 8:11:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    The fragile bonds of civilization that keep society peaceful and orderly are fraying in the face of mobs organized online. Last Sunday, an organized mob of about 4 dozen people attacked a Walmart in Macon, Georgia, intentionally doing damage to displays and merchandise and dragging a man out of motorized cart and throwing him to the floor. The Macon Telegraph reports: The vandals, said to number between 40 and 50, sprinted down the store’s main aisle about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, “destroying merchandise displays and items,” a sheriff’s deputy’s report of the incident noted. Floors in parts of the store were...
  • Racial Progress in Obama’s America

    07/02/2015 5:13:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-2-2015 | MOTUS
    In this, the 7th year of our historic post-racial, post-partisan presidency, I would like to provide a brief update on our progress toward racial harmony: Life Before Obama (aka BCE - Before Common Error): A diverse mob stampedes through Walmart to buy stuff on Black Friday. After Obama (aka CE - Common Error) A group of “young marauders” rampage through a Macon, Georgia Walmart to break stuff and “see how much damage they could do.” You are not allowed to flaunt your white privilege by calling them “young thugs” as that would be deemed a micro-aggression. So, just shut up.And...
  • Union Members Support Bernie Sanders:(Many Union Members Say Hillary Can't Be Trusted)

    07/01/2015 7:43:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Destiny Albritton
    Bernie Sanders has turned Hillary Clinton’s parade to the White House into a competitive race for the Democratic nomination, as unions prefer Clintons’ socialist opponent. LaborUnionReport.com organized an informal poll in mid-June 2015 and the results showed that union support for Hillary Clinton was lacking significantly. Seventy-six percent of union members favor Bernie Sanders for president in 2016. Only 11 percent of union members favored Hillary Clinton. The report said, “due to her time spent with the employer-friendly Rose law firm (which helps employers fight unions), as well as her stint on the board of directors for Wal-Mart, many union...
  • Teen Leads Mob In Ransacking Of Georgia Walmart [VIDEO IS IN!]

    07/01/2015 10:19:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    www.thesmokinggun.com ^ | 06-30-2015 | Staff
    JUNE 30--Led by a teenage boy throwing gang signs, a mob of vandals descended on a Walmart store in Georgia early Sunday and trashed the business in a reported attempt to “see how much damage they could cause,” police allege. During the 1:45 AM ransacking of the Walmart in Macon, rioters pulled a patron from an electric wheelchair and dragged him to the floor, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office report. As seen below, a Walmart surveillance camera recorded the vandals racing through store aisles. Investigators say that a “crowd of 40-50 individuals consisting of black males and females”...
  • Walmart, Comcast Celebrate Gay Pride

    07/01/2015 6:36:14 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://www.aim.org ^ | June 30, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    “Homo is Healthy” was one of the signs on the official gay pride website for the big march celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage on Sunday, June 28, in New York City. It was brought to you, in part, by Walmart, a high-level Platinum sponsor that happens to be America’s largest private sector employer. The giant retailer was among a “Who’s Who” of corporate America that also included sponsors Coke, Netflix, Hilton, PBS, Macy’s and Comcast Universal (NBC). Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth covered the event, publishing photos of nearly naked men and a “leather” contingent on...
  • Report: Macon Wal-Mart mob wanted to see how much damage it could do

    06/30/2015 6:10:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    www.macon.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | By JOE KOVAC JR.
    Surveillance video of a wee-hours ruckus at a Macon Wal-Mart on Sunday shows a teenager race inside flashing gang signs ahead of a mob of four dozen or so people who burst in and smashed merchandise. The commotion, which caused an estimated $2,000 in damage, appears to have been planned. Some in the crowd also snatched a man, apparently a shopper at the Zebulon Road store, from a motorized shopping cart and dragged him to the floor, Bibb County sheriff’s officials said Monday. The vandals, said to number between 40 and 50, sprinted down the store’s main aisle about 1:50...
  • Confederate flag cake, no. ISIS flag cake, yes. Wal-Mart apologizes after YouTube flap(worked there)

    06/29/2015 1:41:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/29/15 | Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Wal-Mart store in Slidell refused a request to decorate a cake with a design featuring a Confederate flag, but agreed to decorate a cake featuring the flag of the Islamic State terrorist group, or ISIS, a man says in a video posted to YouTube. Wal-Mart has apologized for selling the cake, explaining that the employee who handled the order did not recognize it as the ISIS flag. The corporation, a spokesman said, does not support ISIS. The YouTube video, posted Friday (June 26) by a man identified as Chuck Netzhammer, shows a man sitting on a motorcycle unfurl a...
  • Walmart apologizes for making ISIS themed cake

    06/28/2015 8:09:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/27/2015 | Rick Moran
    Apparently, that "process" that helps them make the "right decisions" broke down a bit at a Walmart store in Slidell, LA. The store refused to decorate a cake with the Confederate battle flag but decided it was OK to decorate a cake with the black flag of ISIS.
  • Wal-Mart Store Apologizes For Baking ISIS Battle Flag Cake

    06/27/2015 3:43:17 PM PDT · by paltz · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/27/15 | Kerry Picket
    Wal-Mart is apologizing for a store in Slidell, La., which refused to bake a cake designed as the Confederate battle flag but accepted a request to bake a cake that looked like the ISIS battle flag. Chuck Netzhammer, a local resident, presented his story in a YouTube video Friday, saying, “Alright, Wal-Mart, you’ve got some explaining to do. I went to go buy a cake from you all the other day with this image on it and y’all wouldn’t do it. I went back yesterday and managed to get the ISIS battle flag [cake instead].” Netzhammer shows the ISIS battle...
  • Walmart Makes ISIS Flag Cake But Refused to Make Confederate Flag Cake

    06/27/2015 3:15:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    savingtherepublic.com ^ | june 27, 2015
    This video and that ISIS cake is evidence of the pure insanity in this country right now over political correctness. This is proof of how crazy insane this country has become. You can’t fly the Confederate flag, have it displayed anywhere, rumor has it the flag is being digitally removed from the Dukes of Hazzard or have it printed on a cake BUT if you want an ISIS cake made no problem! Walmart you have some explaining to do that you will deny making a Confederate flag cake (not to mention selling anything with the flag on it) but have...
  • Wal-Mart makes ISIS battle flag cake...Rejects confederate flag cake

    06/27/2015 7:47:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/26/15
    On 06/25/15 I attempted to get an Edible image cake printed with the confederate flag image on it at Walmart. It was denied. The next day I had them do the same for the ISIS battle flag image I brought to them. They cheerfully did it. and sold me my ISIS cake. WTF Walmart! ISIS is beheading Christians, selling little girls into slavery, and is currently a terrorist org at war with the United States........but you can't buy the General Lee toy car at Wallmart? It's a damn shame.
  • Mega-Retailers Confirm That Pushing Liberal Agenda Comes Before Making Money

    06/25/2015 7:25:41 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | JUNE 24, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Mega-retailers have confirmed their loyal membership in the liberal Establishment and their willingness to join in an ideological war of annihilation against the very concept of the South by refusing to sell Confederate flag merchandise. This confirms that like Big Advertising, Big Retail is far more concerned with advancing the liberal agenda than with making money, because thanks to the authorities’ big push to suppress it, the rebel flag is selling better than ever:
  • Walmart Selling Iranian, Cuban Flags - Also Castro artwork (but not Confederate Flags)

    06/25/2015 3:42:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 24, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Walmart continues to sell the Iranian and Cuban flags, as well as artwork depicting the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro urging people to “liberate” Cuba, according to the super store’s website. Amid a growing controversy over the sale and display of the Confederate flag in such stores, Walmart continues to sell the official flags of Iran and Cuba. [Snip] Walmart also is selling canvas wall art featuring Fidel Castro. The portrait of Castro includes the quote, “I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.”
  • 'Never Want To Offend': Walmart Pulls Confederate Flag Merchandise

    06/23/2015 6:50:23 PM PDT · by virtuous · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 22, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    Page after page of Confederate-themed goods vanished from Walmart's website as the retail giant said Monday that it was pulling the merchandise in the aftermath of the Charleston, South Carolina, church shootings. "We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer," Walmart said in a statement Monday. "We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our web site. "We have a process in place to help lead us to the right decisions when it comes to the merchandise we sell," said the company,...
  • Walmart Will Stop Selling Confederate Flag Merchandise

    06/22/2015 5:54:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/22/15 | Josh Feldman
    After days of dancing around the matter, a score of South Carolina legislators (including the governor and both of its senators) stood united to say the Confederate flag should be removed from the state capitol.The controversy over the flag renewed after pictures were uncovered of the Charleston church shooter having a Confederate flag license plate. People have argued the kind of hate the flag represents has no place in modern America.Well, now Walmart is taking action too. According to CNN, the retail giant will no longer sell any merchandise with Confederate flags on them.A spokesperson explained, “We never want to...
  • Report: Walmart to halt sales of Confederate-flag related merchandise

    06/22/2015 5:28:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 06/22/2015 | Adam Samson
    Walmart (WMT) will reportedly pull items displaying the Confederate flag, according to a report late Monday. CNNMoney cited the world's biggest retailer as saying it "never want(s) to offend anyone with the products that we offer." The move comes after a 21-year old assailant gunned down nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. The state has a Confederate flag hanging at its capitol building, something many have said is a reminder of racially-charged bigotry in the U.S. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday called for the flag's removal, saying, "it's time to move the flag...
  • Man dressed as woman wanted in Walmart peeping incident

    06/10/2015 12:49:21 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 61 replies
    myfoxphilly.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | MyFoxDC.com Web Producer
    <p>WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Police in Prince William County are looking for a cross-dressing man wanted in a peeping incident.</p> <p>A 53-year-old woman told police that she saw the suspect in the bathroom of the Walmart at 14000 Worth Ave in Woodbridge on May 15.</p>
  • License plates being rapidly scanned in Walmart parking lotby incognito surveillance vehicle?

    Suspicious activity noted ahead of #JadeHelm15 CHINO HILLS, Calif. (INTELLIHUB) — A reader, John Temblador, retired California State Peace Officer, CDC, witnessed a vehicle dashing through a Walmart parking lot on June 4. “at a high rate of speed”, bearing no “E” plate.Temblador thinks that the vehicle may have been conducting a “covert scan” of some type.The vehicle appears to be equipped with license plate scanning technology or code catcher technology, aimed both forward and aft to either side of the vehicle to catch every plate in the parking lot.
  • Prosecutor: Fatal chase began with theft of women’s clothing at Wal-Mart

    06/11/2015 8:03:18 PM PDT · by digger48 · 19 replies
    wishtv ^ | June 11, 2015 | staff
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Court documents allege that a fatal chase all began when a man attempted to steal women’s pants from Wal-Mart. 21-year-old Matthew Edmonds faces multiple felony charges related to the case. He is accused of leading officers on a chase and crashing into a vehicle driven by 63-year-old Donna Niblock, resulting in her death. Court documents state that the whole ordeal began Monday morning after Edmonds was seen placing women’s pants into Wal-Mart bags that he pulled out of his pockets, then trying to leave the store. Beech Grove officers began pursuing Edmonds but the chase was called...
  • Husband catches ‘upskirting’ suspect red-handed in Walmart

    06/11/2015 9:41:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    WTVR ^ | 06/10/2015 | Joe St. George
    HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A photo obtained by WTVR CBS 6 News allegedly showed John Wiggins, 55,  using a cellphone camera to snap photos up a woman’s dress at the Walmart in Short Pump. That picture was taken by the husband of another woman who claimed she was also one of Wiggins’s victims.Henrico Police arrested Wiggins after he allegedly violated two women by using his smart phone to snap pictures under their skirts on Sunday, May 31. Officers said one victim became very uneasy when he  bumped into her in the middle of the store and pretended to drop something in the store.Caught...
  • Hard Choices, Hard Blows

    06/11/2015 5:41:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-11-2015 | MOTUS
    It started innocently enough, with Hilz’ first official Instagram:Butt it wasn’t long before the stilettos came out as Carly Fiorina’s Super PAC jumped in the fray: “Hillary Clinton’s ‘hard choices’ are which pant suit to wear," said spokeswoman Leslie Shedd. "Carly Fiorina has laid out her positions on actual hard choices – whether on how to stop ISIS or how to re-invent government to actually make it work for the people it serves. Carly understands that our nation is at a pivotal point and we need a true leader in the Oval Office who understands the real hard choices Americans...
  • Beech Grove police investigating Wal-Mart fight video

    06/09/2015 2:18:21 PM PDT · by digger48 · 18 replies
    wishtv ^ | June 8, 2015 | Staff Reports
    BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) — A fight between two shoppers in the beauty aisle at a Wal-Mart in Marion County is caught on camera. The video was first posted to YouTube last week and has since gone viral. The Beech Grove Police Department said a report was filed at the time of the incident. Officers were called to the scene last Thursday night for a disturbance. Police told 24-Hour News 8 it will be up to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office to decide whether charges will be filed against the two seen fighting on camera. Some customers shopping in the...
  • Corner stores turned EBT cards into cash for drugs, wired profit to Yemen

    06/03/2015 6:04:49 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 22 replies
    al.com ^ | 6/3/2015 | Carol Robinson
    A couple of steaks shoplifted at a Gardendale Walmart three months ago led to the biggest food stamp fraud investigation in Jefferson County's history, and launched 11 simultaneous raids this morning at convenience stores countywide. Led by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, teams of law enforcement officers met at 5 a.m. for a briefing and then fanned out across the county beginning at 6:50 a.m. The officers and agents were armed with 242 arrest warrants and plans to arrest 17 suspects. All 17 suspects were in custody by mid-morning, and investigators already today have filed for forfeiture and condemnation...
  • Grand Forks police not confident about finding motive for Wal-Mart shooting

    06/01/2015 6:27:35 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-28-15 | Dave Kolpack
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Finding a motive for a deadly shooting at a Wal-Mart store in northeastern North Dakota will be difficult, even though investigators expect to get more details from witnesses, a police spokesman said Thursday. "I'm not confident that we're going to be able to find that. We're going to look for it," Grand Forks Police Lt. Derik Zimmel said. Authorities say Grand Forks Air Force Base Senior Airman Marcell Willis, 21, walked into the store early Tuesday in Grand Forks and shot and killed overnight cashier Gregory Weiland, 70. Willis then shot and wounded overnight grocery general...
  • Police: U.S. Airman Marcell Willis Shoots Walmart Workers, Kills Self

    05/27/2015 2:37:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    A U.S. airman “with no apparent motive” walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said. Grand Forks police said the shooting a few minutes after 1 a.m. may have been random, with no link yet found between Marcell Willis, 21, and either the store or the employees. Willis was stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base, about a dozen miles west of the city....
  • 2 dead, several hurt in shooting at Grand Forks, ND, Walmart

    05/26/2015 4:28:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2015
    Grand Forks police have confirmed that two people have died in a shooting in a Grand Forks Walmart store. ... Officers discovered "multiple victims" inside the store, and that several of them were taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
  • Walmart anti Union video leaked to the internet (9:03)

    05/20/2015 9:22:47 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    Mirror Ninja ^ | 5/20/2015 | Mirror Ninja
    Video Link Here
  • Walmart Targets Amazon in Potentially Costly Distribution E-Commerce Battle

    05/20/2015 9:20:46 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 26 replies
    Supply Chain 24/7 ^ | 20 May 2015 | Nathan Layne
    If Wal-Mart, the world’s largest bricks-and-mortar retailer, is serious about competing more directly with Amazon - as it has suggested by testing a free shipping club - then it may have to spend well beyond a previously announced investment target on big distribution centers and other costs for its plan. Wal-Mart’s sluggish quarterly results that were released on Tuesday highlighted the importance of growing its online business. Online revenues grew 17 percent globally in the first quarter ended April 30, against a slight drop in overall sales. However, investments in e-commerce shaved 2 cents off the retailer’s earnings per share,...
  • Apple Pay Is Creaming Walmart in the Mobile Payment Wars

    05/11/2015 2:49:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    Time Money ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jacob Davidson
    Walmart and a host of other retailers are trying to make inroads in the mobile payments marketplace. And they're failing. One of the most interesting, least talked about wars in tech is turning into a rout. Ever since Apple launched Apple Pay last year, the iPhone maker has been waging battle against an unexpected competitor: Walmart. And America’s largest retailer is losing badly. A quick recap on the story so far: Walmart has spent years fighting for lower “interchange fees,” the 1% to 3% charge that retailers pay to card-issuing banks on every credit-card transaction the retailers process. Those fees...
  • Wal-Mart: 'No Truth To The Rumors' Of Tunnels Being Built To Take Over Texas

    05/05/2015 7:53:54 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 57 replies
    TPM ^ | 05/04/2015 | By Ahiza Garcia
    Wal-Mart issued a statement Monday to TPM dismissing "rumors" that tunnels were being built by the U.S. military beneath closed stores in an attempt to launch a takeover of Texas. "There’s no truth to the rumors," Wal-Mart spokesperson Lorenzo Lopez told TPM via email. The tunnels are part of a series of conspiracy theories surrounding "Jade Helm 15," a military training operation set to take place later this year in seven Western states. The conspiracy theorists have said the operation may be part of a covert attempt to takeover Texas and other states. In response to the theories, Texas Gov....
  • Man accused of stabbing HCC officer 14 times

    04/30/2015 1:08:43 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | april 28, 2015 | Sofia Ojeda, Phil Archer, Syan Rhodes
    Prosecutors said a 24-year-old police woman was stabbed a total of 14 times by a man who allegedly told investigators he was out to kill the police officer because "cops are oppressive." Houston homicide investigators said Jeremiah M. Matthews, 23, tried to kill an off-duty Houston Community College Officer Aprils Pikes early Tuesday morning while she was working as a security guard at a Meyerland Walmart store. During a magistrate's hearing Tuesday night, prosecutors said, "The defendant gave a statement admitting he had the intent to attack a police officer and his desire to kill a police officer.” Investigators at...
  • Supercenter mystery: Conspiracy theories fly around the suddenly shuttered Wal-Mart

    04/24/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 60 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Friday, April 24, 2016 | Robert Evatt
    From crime to labor issues to an intricate military coup of the entire United States, conspiracy theories are flying around the closed Wal-Mart supercenters in Tulsa and elsewhere. The official reason for the sudden closure of the store at Admiral Place and Memorial Drive last week was two years of plumbing issues that would take six months to fix. That was the same reason given for each of the four other Wal-Mart locations, which all closed at the same time with just a few hours’ notice. The other stores are in Brandon, Florida; Pico Rivera, California; Midland, Texas; and Livingston,...
  • Consciously Sidelining Ourselves

    04/24/2015 5:26:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Though Wal-Mart remains fixed in the American conscience as Sam Walton's business, it is less and less that. Walton was folksy and relatable to the Americans who shopped at Wal-Mart. Everyone could imagine Sam Walton shopping there, too. But over the years, Wal-Mart's management has passed out of the direct hands of Walton's family. A few of the Walton clan remain on the Wal-Mart board of directors, but now its board also includes Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo!, and Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram. One would be hard pressed to imagine either as regular shoppers at Wal-Mart. For...
  • Wal-Mart mysteriously closed 5 stores and now there's a conspiracy theory explaining why

    04/21/2015 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4-21-2015 | HAYLEY PETERSON
    Thousands of Wal-Mart employees are fighting to get their jobs back after Wal-Mart suddenly closed five stores last week without warning.  The retailer said it closed the stores in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida due to persistent plumbing issues that could take as long as six months to fix. More than 2,200 workers were laid off as a result and given two months of severance pay.  But some critics are skeptical that Wal-Mart closed the stores because of plumbing issues. Officials in the five cities where Wal-Mart closed stores claim the company hasn't sought permits for plumbing work, according to ABC...
  • Mothers accused of shoplifting, leaving kids at Walmart to appear in court

    04/21/2015 2:09:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | keith garvin
    Shoplifting at a store like Walmart isn't unusual, but the details surrounding two cases at a Houston location on Tuesday still have people shaking their heads. "I just think that it was wrong and it should never happen again," says shopper Wayne Miller. Mary Helen Brown, 20, and Bianca Nicole Murrell, 21, are both charged with shoplifting and abandoning their children. Investigators say the pair walked into a Walmart on South Post Oak Boulevard near the 610 Loop -- each with a 5-year-old child.  They are accused of taking food off the shelves, feeding it to their kids, then stuffing...
  • Wal-Mart layoffs about retaliation, not repairs, union claims

    04/21/2015 9:41:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CSM ^ | 04/21/2015 | By Anne D'Innocenzio
    Wal-Mart faces a potential labor injunction from a union group asking the company to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago. One affected store, in Pico Rivera, California, has been a hotbed for worker protests against Wal-Mart. A union is asking labor regulators to go to court to force Wal-Mart to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union filed the charge on behalf of OUR Walmart with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday,...
  • Military ops on U.S. soil raise martial-law fears ( Jade Helm )

    04/20/2015 3:51:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 4/20/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Wal-Mart closures have citizens concerned. Jade Helm 15 is set to kick off in seven states this summer, sending Special Operations forces from all four main branches of the military onto civilian soil to conduct hostile take-over training – and civil-rights advocates are sounding the alarms. ... The looming Jade Helm exercise, set for July 15 through Sept. 15, labels Texas and Utah as hostile areas. Global Research also reported the military says New Mexico “isn’t much friendlier.” Other states participating: California, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. Some of the social media commentary so far: “The Pentagon’s ‘Operations Jade Helm 15′:...
  • A smarter Walmart now closes store for “plumbing problems” not union rules and still wins

    04/18/2015 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 36 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/18/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The budding “revolutionary guards” among WalMart employees may be learning a lesson about economics in the real world; a course they were never offered during their substandard public educations. The pressure from militant employees and union thugs has brought about a series of raises for WalMart workers, which is supposed to be good news. But is it? Some of these raises will start immediately and others will follow until all REMAINING workers will see remarkable increases in their salaries; some will be getting $80 per week raises. Nevertheless, WalMart has not become the largest retailer in the world by voluntarily...
  • Walmart suddenly closes 5 stores, lays off 2200. Why?

    04/18/2015 6:40:07 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 116 replies
    Conspiracy theorists are working overtime to explain why Walmart suddenly closed 5 stores in 3 states this week, laying off 2200 workers. The stores are expected to reopen in 6 months. The company claims the closings are releated to ongoing and pervasive plumbing problems. But the conspiracy theorists believe it has more to do with workers who took part in the Black Friday strike than with faulty sewers. Business Insider: Wal-Mart employees say they were completely blindsided by the news, having been notified only a couple hours before the stores closed at 7 p.m. Monday. "Everybody just panicked and started...
  • Wal-Mart suddenly closed 5 stores and laid off thousands of workers and no one knows why

    04/17/2015 8:51:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 99 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 4/17/15 | Hayley Peterson
    The closures could last up to six months and affect roughly 2,200 workers in Texas, California, Oklahoma, and Florida, CNN Money reports. Wal-Mart employees say they were completely blindsided by the news, having been notified only a couple hours before the stores closed at 7 p.m. Monday. "Everybody just panicked and started crying," Venanzi Luna, a manager at a store in Pico Rivera, California, told CNN Money. All workers will receive paid leave for two months. After that, full-time workers could become eligible for severance, according to CNN Money. But part-time workers will be on their own. Local officials and...
  • I-Team: Official says sudden Walmart closing was suspicious

    04/17/2015 7:42:14 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 73 replies
    ABCactionnews ^ | Apr. 16,2015 | Adam Walser
    BRANDON, Fla. - Walmart stores across the country suddenly closed Monday, supposedly as a result of plumbing problems. Now a Hillsborough County commissioner who has worked closely with the company for years says he has plenty of questions. In Midland, Texas, which, until Monday, was home to one of the 10 busiest Walmart stores in the country, City Building Official Steve Thorpe told the I-Team his plumbing inspector was sent away when he visited the closed store and offered to help secure permits. While the company claimed to have an average of 100 to 150 plumbing issues a year in...
  • WalMart closings alert!

    04/15/2015 10:19:20 PM PDT · by chuckles · 147 replies
    vanity | 4-16-2015 | chuckles
    I live in East Texas and our WalMart closed due to "plumbing" problems. All employees are fired. closed for at least 6 months. Come to find out, several more closed across America due to "plumbing" problems and all employees fired. Googled closed Walmart and got several different theories. One says they need to close some to pay for the huge raise they gave the rest of the workers. One says it's for holding illegals crossing the border. Another says it for American that don't want Obama's 3rd term. Second observation today,.....A military jet fuel truck came into my small East...
  • Weird Walmart plumbing problem shutting down stores across America, one in Brandon

    04/15/2015 12:01:28 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 97 replies
    WFLA.com ^ | Apr. 14, 2015 | Mark Douglas
    BRANDON FL (WFLA) - Walmart customers can't understand what's plaguing the "plumbing problems" of Walmart stores from Brandon to California. "Must be a major plumbing problem is all I can say," would-be customer Dale White said as security guards turned him away from the Supercenter on Brandon Boulevard in Brandon. The retail chain announced Monday that five stores are shutting down - one in Brandon, two in Texas, one in Oklahoma and one in California - due to clogging and drainage problems. ... The shutdown blindsided about 400 Brandon Walmart workers who must now find another store to transfer to...
  • Idaho family named as suspects in fatal Arizona Walmart brawl

    03/25/2015 6:46:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 03/25/2015 | David Schwartz
    <p>PHOENIX - The suspects in a fatal brawl with police outside an Arizona Wal-Mart have been identified as a family from Idaho who had apparently been living in a vehicle in the store's parking lot for days before the melee, authorities said on Tuesday.</p>