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  • Woman mistaken for transgender harassed in Walmart bathroom

    05/28/2016 10:21:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 132 replies ^ | May 16, 2016 | Matt DeRienzo
    DANBURY - Aimee Toms was washing her hands in the women’s bathroom at Walmart in Danbury Friday when a stranger approached her and said, “You’re disgusting!” and “You don’t belong here!” After momentary confusion, she realized that the woman next to her thought - because of her pixie-style haircut and baseball cap - that she was transgender. Besides being a pretty normal choice of style for women, Toms’ has a short haircut because she recently donated hair - for the third time - to a program that makes wigs for child cancer patients. “I’ve had people call me all sorts...
  • Transvestite Day at My Local Wal Mart??

    05/22/2016 9:20:38 AM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 50 replies
    may 22 2016 | an amused, middle-aged woman
    Anyone out shopping yesterday notice more transvestites than usual? In my local WalMart I counted 5 definitely and maybe 7 and no I didn't go into the bathroom. In a good year I'll see maybe .75 total transvestites in this lily-white, upper-crust area Wal Mart in the Capital District of NY. No pictures as I'm awful with my phone/camera and being sneaky. I realize evidence is crucial to the believability of this event and I am sorry, and that's why I'm wondering anyone else saw this. It looked like an organized event, or maybe the bus of a traveling Drag...
  • Wal-Mart profit, revenue beat expectations; US sales up more than expected (Target Down- Surprise!)

    05/19/2016 4:53:15 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5-19-2016 | Staff
    Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, as sales in the U.S. market rose and the retailing giant kept a lid on costs. Shares of Wal-Mart closed up more than 9 percent Thursday. The company posted first-quarter earnings per share of 98 cents, versus $1.03 a share in the year-earlier period. Revenue for the quarter came in at $115.9 billion, against the comparable year-earlier figure of $114.83 billion. Analysts polled by Reuters expected the retail giant to report earnings per share of 88 cents on revenue of $113.22 billion.
  • Target’s stance on bathroom debate drives business to Walmart

    05/19/2016 4:58:56 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | Lisa Fickenscher
    A number of conservative groups started an anti-Target protest in the wake of the chain’s April 19 statement that transgender customers in its North Carolina stores could use restrooms and fitting rooms of the gender they identify with. “We observed a noticeable fall off in traffic at Target during the last week in April and a meaningful pickup at Walmart during that same time,” said Richard Chmiel, chief executive of RS Metrics, which uses satellites to monitor thousands of retail parking lots across the country in order to identify changing business trends. “We suspect the bathroom boycott which was gaining...
  • Wal-Mart posts earnings of 98 cents a share vs. 88 cents expected (Target VERY worried)

    05/19/2016 4:21:51 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 MAY 16 | CNBC Staff
    <p>Wal-mart Stores reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.</p> <p>The company posted first-quarter earnings per share of 98 cents, compared to $1.03 a share in the year-earlier period.</p> <p>Revenue for the quarter came in at $115.9 billion, against the comparable year-ago figure of $114.83 billion.</p>
  • Dying felon robbed Walmart, pizza manager 4 months after Va. governor's pardon

    03/26/2016 1:31:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | March 23, 2016 | Mark Bowes
    John Saul Miller was dying of cancer when the convicted felon managed to commit two armed robberies last year after being pardoned by Virginia's governor. When he was arrested after the second holdup -- the gunpoint robbery of a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chesterfield County -- he was still wearing a GPS tracking device that he was required to wear as a condition of his pardon by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Miller, 29, who has since died, had asked for absolution of earlier crimes based on his medical diagnosis and declining health, and McAuliffe granted his request on June. 3. But...
  • Dallas Wal-Mart Has .22 LR in Stock Below 7 Cents per Round

    04/20/2016 6:54:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The  presence of .22 rimfire at Wal-Mart has been uncommon for three years now.  When President Obama pushed for more infringements on the Second Amendment, starting in 2013, the demand for .22 rimfire skyrocketed.  Instead of raising prices on the ammunition sufficiently to bring demand down to reasonable levels, manufacturers tried to keep prices stable to earn customer good will.  It failed as a strategy.  With the demand so high, less public entrepreneurs purchased all the .22 they could obtain, then offered it over the Internet, at gun shows, and other venues, at three to four times the price...
  • Grandmother of child abandoned in Baton Rouge store: Mother needs psychiatric help, not jail

    04/11/2016 2:09:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    The Advocate (Baton Route, Louisiana) ^ | danielle maddox kinchen
    The Baton Rouge woman who was arrested after leaving her 3-year-old child alone at a Wal-Mart store Friday is in need of psychiatric help but doesn’t belong in jail, according to the grandmother who has temporary custody of four of her other children. The grandmother, Gale N. Edwards, said 32-year-old Chentra Lynette Washington, who remained in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Saturday, has struggled with mental illness for a while and has sought treatment for it previously. Edwards said Washington is mother to one girl and five boys, one of whom Washington left at the store while she went...
  • Walmart loss prevention officer killed pursuing suspected shoplifter

    04/11/2016 10:11:00 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    Channel 2's Darryn Moore was the first reporter at the scene at Walmart where he talked to police. “The subject had several flat screens in a shopping cart he was trying to push out the door,” Lilburn Police Department Capt. Thomas Bardugon said. Lilburn police gave Moore the photo of the murder suspect. He is bald and was wearing dark pants.
  • Walmart wins suit against Puerto Rico; tax declared invalid

    03/28/2016 8:20:31 PM PDT · by cll · 12 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 3/28/2016 | Danica Cotto
    <p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Retail giant Walmart won a legal victory Monday in a fight over taxation by Puerto Rico's government.</p> <p>A federal judge in the U.S. island territory ruled that a modified tangible-property tax is invalid. The ruling was issued as Puerto Rico's government rushes to find new sources of revenue and a debt restructuring mechanism from the U.S. Congress while struggling through a decade-long economic crisis.</p>
  • Walmart wins suit against Puerto Rico; tax declared invalid

    03/28/2016 6:53:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 28, 2016 7:54 PM EDT | Danica Coto
    Retail giant Walmart won a legal victory Monday in a fight over taxation by Puerto Rico’s government. A federal judge in the U.S. island territory ruled that a modified tangible-property tax is invalid. The ruling was issued as Puerto Rico’s government rushes to find new sources of revenue and a debt restructuring mechanism from the U.S. Congress while struggling through a decade-long economic crisis. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said his government will appeal the decision. “The judge just took away $100 million from the people of Puerto Rico and gave it to Walmart,” he said, referring to the revenue the...
  • UPDATE: Man arrested for arson at South Ridge Walmart (W.Va)

    03/02/2016 8:50:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies ^ | March 2, 2016 | wowk
    CHARLESTON, WV - UPDATE (2:15 p.m. 3/2/16): The South Charleston Police Department arrested Robert Walden Rogers in Logan County for the arson at the South Ridge Walmart last night. UPDATE: South Charleston Police are trying to identify a suspect in a fire at the South Ridge Walmart. They say a man set the blaze around midnight. No witnesses saw him set the fire, but they were able to get a picture from the surveillance video at one of the doors. If you know who the man in the picture is you're asked to call the South Charleston Police Department's non...
  • 1 million Walmart workers getting a raise on Saturday

    02/18/2016 2:01:58 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 55 replies
    wtkr ^ | 2-18-2016 | cnn wire
    More than 1.2 million Walmart employees will get a raise this Saturday. The company will boost its minimum wage to $10 an hour from $9. But it's not just minimum wage workers who are getting raises. The change applies to virtually all of its hourly workers, including some supervisors, which make up the majority of the company's 1.4 million workers. The wage hike will boost a full-time worker's average hourly wage to $13.38. The average hourly wage for part-timers will climb to $10.58 an hour. This is the second step of a two-phase increase announced last year. The company also...
  • Walmart threatens to leave Puerto Rico over taxes

    02/04/2016 7:05:33 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 57 replies ^ | February 4, 2016 | NotiUno
    (English translation) During his appearance yesterday [Wednesday] before Judge Jose A. Fuste at Federal Court in Hato Rey, Walmart Vice President for Special Taxes in Puerto Rico Anthony Walker stressed that the company will be unable to continue operations in the island if Law 72, known as the "Walmart tax" which imposes on the multinational [corporation] an estimated 91.5% tax rate, stands. "That is not sustainable for us. We recently closed seven stores in Puerto Rico as part of a strategy that has forced us to close a total of 254 stores around the world. Here in Puerto Rico, Walmart...
  • Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America

    02/01/2016 8:58:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 134 replies
    EAD ^ | 02/01/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Major retailers in the United States are shutting down hundreds of stores, and shoppers are reporting alarmingly bare shelves in many retail locations that are still open all over the country. It appears that the retail apocalypse that made so many headlines in 2015 has gone to an entirely new level as we enter 2016. As economic activity slows down and Internet retailers capture more of the market, brick and mortar retailers are cutting their losses. This is especially true in areas that are on the lower portion of the income scale. In impoverished urban centers all over the nation,...
  • D.C. Minimum-Wage Woes Grow As Wal-Mart Balks

    01/30/2016 12:57:16 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 59 replies
    Investor's Business Daily, ^ | 1/16/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    Washington, D.C., is beginning to look like a cautionary example of what can happen when bastions of liberalism throw caution to the wind in raising the minimum wage. As IBD recently reported, the nation's capital is now losing about 700 jobs a year at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality sector venues. That's a sharp reversal from the gain of 2,000 such jobs per year the city was enjoying before it hiked the minimum wage by 27%, first from $8.25 to $9.50 an hour in July 2014 and then to $10.50 in July 2015. Now, as D.C. employers brace...
  • Oakland’s Minimum Wage Is Up, Wal-Mart Is Out

    01/30/2016 8:44:31 AM PST · by upchuck · 64 replies
    daily signal ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    A minimum wage of $12.55 an hour in Oakland, Calif., may be the culprit for a Wal-Mart store's closure. Wal-Mart announced Jan. 15 it will close 269 stores globally, including 154 locations in the United States-affecting about 10,000 associates across the nation... snip Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a Democrat, has been leading statewide efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15. "This higher city minimum wage eliminated the jobs of the very workers advocates wanted to help," said James Sherk, a research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation... snip The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that most...
  • How Amazon Prime Is Crushing the Competition

    01/25/2016 11:59:53 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 82 replies ^ | 1-25-2016 | Brad Tuttle
    Here we are at the start of 2016, when Prime membership costs $99 a year, and a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) estimates that there are currently roughly 54 million Amazon Prime members in the U.S. Overall, 47% of the people who shop at Amazon are Prime members, the study says. For Amazon, the astonishing growth of Prime is a tremendous win-win. Amazon benefits doubly with Prime because 1) it collects annual subscription fees from tens of millions of consumers; and 2) subscribers tend to spend a disproportionately high amount of money with Amazon compared to non-members....
  • Liberals are mad at Wal-Mart for NOT building new stores?????

    01/25/2016 6:06:24 AM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    wordpress ^ | Janaury 16, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Liberals are mad at Wal-Mart for NOT building new stores????? Well this seems like it’s right out of the Twilight Zone: liberals in Washington D.C. are upset that Wal-Mart had decided not to build two news stores!The Washington Post reports:District leaders furious Walmart breaking promise to build stores in poor neighborhoodsJanuary 15, 2015Walmart abruptly announced Friday that it was abandoning a promise to build stores in Washington’s poorest neighborhoodsUnder the initial deal, Walmart could build stores almost anywhere in the District, as long as it opened two stores in its poorest wards and areas of the city sometimes referred to as...
  • Nearly Everything at These Walmart Stores Is Now 50% Off

    01/22/2016 6:55:23 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies ^ | 1-22-2016 | Brad Tuttle
    Last week, Walmart dropped a bombshell on the retail world with the announcement it was closing 269 stores worldwide, including 154 in the U.S. The vast majority being shuttered in the U.S. are Walmart Express stores -- the company's tiniest retail locations, which ultimately proved unprofitable for the big box-focused giant. Walmart isn't wasting any time in shutting the stores down. The full list of where and when stores are being closed can be found here, and it shows that the vast majority will close their doors on Thursday, Jan. 28.
  • W-a-l-m-a-r-t does not spell welfare

    01/22/2016 12:49:36 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/16 | David Hunter
    Unlike government, which never has a bottom line and seems not to care one whit for economic consequences in U.S. deficit spending and counting)--such is not the case for any business or any rational person managing a household budget Apparently the liberal MSM and politicians confuse the name Walmart with the concept of welfare. The first is a publicly-traded retailer with stockholders that expect the company to remain profitable. The second is a government-sponsored entitlement program for the needy. The two are examples of entirely different economic animals: the first provides purpose, the semblance of independence and potential upward mobility,...
  • All Good & Well to B--ch about Outsourced Jobs, but Don't Shop at Wal-Mart

    01/22/2016 10:09:16 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 56 replies
    Freep | 1/22/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    When China attacks, maybe Wal-Mart employees can go on unemployment in the City of San Pedro, home of the Port of Los Angeles.
  • Buddy, Can You Spare $15 an Hour?

    01/21/2016 6:26:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 21, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Two years ago, Thumbtack -- a startup that connects consumers with local contractors -- conducted a survey to see what they thought of proposals to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10, as per President Obama's bid "to give America a raise." The survey found that that a plurality of the small businesses that used Thumbtack thought a wage hike would be good for the economy. Most thought that a minimum-wage increase would have no effect on their hiring or firing decisions. But what happens if Washington passes Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' proposal to more than double...
  • Wal-Mart to Increase Wages for Most U.S. Store Workers

    01/20/2016 1:28:40 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    wsj ^ | 1-20-2016 | SARAH NASSAUER
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will give nearly all of its hourly store employees a pay raise next month and not just minimum wage earners, an attempt by the country's largest private employer to combat a tighter labor market and chronic turnover.
  • Welcome To The New Normal: The Dow Crashes Another 390 Points And Wal-Mart Closes 269 Stores

    01/19/2016 10:27:02 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 61 replies
    The Sons of Liberty ^ | January 17, 2016 | Michael Snyder
    Welcome To The New Normal: The Dow Crashes Another 390 Points And Wal-Mart Closes 269 Stores Did you know that 15 trillion dollars of global stock market wealth has been wiped out since last June? The worldwide financial crisis that began in the middle of last year is starting to spin wildly out of control. On Friday, the Dow plunged another 390 points, and it is now down a total of 1,437 points since the beginning of this calendar year. Never before in U.S. history have stocks ever started a year this badly. The same thing can be said...
  • Walmart Closes LA Store Over $15 Minimum Wage

    01/18/2016 5:41:11 AM PST · by Rockitz · 96 replies ^ | 17 Jan 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    Los Angeles residents of impoverished Chinatown were shocked to learn on January 17 that the Walmart they pleaded for years to get would be shut down at 7 p.m. Sunday evening due to the city’s new $15 minimum wage ordinance, and union harassment. (Update: The closure was described by the company as one of 154 closures “that took into account a number of factors, including financial performance as well as strategic alignment with long-term plans.”) Immigrant Hispanic and Asian residents of central Los Angeles campaigned for years for a “big box” retailer to locate in their economically depressed neighborhood to...
  • District leaders furious Walmart breaking promise to build stores in poor neighborhoods

    01/16/2016 1:48:41 AM PST · by Zakeet · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2016 | Aaron C. Davis and Sarah Halzack
    Walmart abruptly announced Friday that it was abandoning a promise to build stores in Washington’s poorest neighborhoods, an agreement that had been key to the deal allowing the retailer to begin operating in the nation’s capital. [Snip] "I'm blood mad," D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said at a Friday news conference. "It's an outrage," said former mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), who in 2013 completed the handshake deal for the stores. "This is devastating and disrespectful to the residents of the East End of the District of Columbia." [Snip ... buried toward the bottom of a long article] [Council...
  • Wal-Mart to close 269 stores, including 154 in the U.S. and 9 in California

    01/15/2016 3:22:04 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/15/16 | Samantha Masunaga
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Friday that it will close 269 of its stores globally, including 154 in the U.S., nine of them in California, as the company looks to reposition itself in a difficult retail climate. The retailer does not necessarily appear to be shrinking its U.S. footprint, however. The retailer said that in the next year, it plans to open more than 140 new stores nationwide. Plans include opening or expanding nine stores in California. Two Wal-Mart stores in Los Angeles -- one on Crenshaw Boulevard and one on West Cesar E. Chavez Avenue -- as well as one...
  • WalMart To Fire 16,000 As It Closes 269 Stores Globally

    01/15/2016 9:16:55 AM PST · by GilGil · 42 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 1/15/2016 | Tyler Durden
    The last 12 months have not been kind to WalMart. When the world's largest retailer bowed to pressure to raise wages for its lowest-paid employees, the living wage crowd cheered. In short order, it became apparent that the reverberations from the $1.5 billion endeavor would spell trouble for the company. When a series of ill-fated efforts to squeeze the supply chain failed to plug the gap, the company resorted to store closures (or "plumbing" as WalMart calls it), job cuts in Bentonville, and reduced hours. Finally, in October, WalMart threw in the towel and cut guidance. Its shares plunged. Now,...
  • Walmart to Close 269 Stores

    01/15/2016 8:36:15 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1-15-2016 | HIROKO TABUCHI
    Walmart will shutter more than 250 stores worldwide and exit its Walmart Express small-store format entirely as the company adjusts to stiff competition from its online nemesis, Amazon. Walmart said in a statement on Friday that it would close 269 stores globally, of which 154 would be in the United States. That is about 2 percent of Walmart's global footprint of 11,600 stores, and 3 percent of its 5,310 locations in the United States. Those stores are scheduled to close by the end of January. The company has been slow to pull out of a flat sales period after the...

    01/15/2016 7:40:28 AM PST · by bryan999 · 35 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market. The stores being shuttered account for a fraction of the company's 11,000 stores worldwide and less than 1 percent of its global revenue. More than 95 percent of the stores set to be closed in the U.S. are within 10 miles of another Wal-Mart. The Bentonville, Arkansas, company said it is working to ensure that workers are placed in nearby locations. The store closures will start at the end of the month.
  • Wal-Mart to Close 269 Stores as It Retools Fleet (In US: 154 stores, 10,000 jobs lost)

    01/15/2016 6:25:32 AM PST · by kristinn · 88 replies
    CNBC ^ | Friday, January 15, 2016 | Krystina Gustafson and Courtney Reagan
    Wal-Mart said Friday it will close 269 stores across the globe, including 154 in the U.S. The world's largest retailer also will open as many as 405 stores globally in the coming fiscal year, as it shifts its focus toward Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets in profitable locations. In all, 16,000 employees will be impacted by the store closings, about 10,000 of whom are in the U.S. Also domestically, Wal-Mart will also close 23 Neighborhood Market stores, 12 Supercenters, seven stores in Puerto Rico, six discount centers and four Sam's Clubs.
  • Vanity: Moving to NW Arkansas, Advice?

    01/14/2016 3:26:52 AM PST · by Johnny B. · 55 replies
    I just accepted a job in Bentonville AR, for a company supporting Walmart. I'm moving "blind", as I've never been to that area. I would welcome any useful comments or suggestions about moving to, and living in, the Bentonville area. In particular, any suggestions about good or bad neighborhoods as I start looking for a place to live. I'd prefer to rent a house rather than an apartment, but I have a large dog (70lb husky mix), and I realize that may make it more difficult to find a place. Thanks in advance!
  • Texas Open Carry & Wal-Mart Greeters May Clash

    01/12/2016 11:13:52 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 17 replies ^ | 1/7/16 | Russ Chastain
    Law requires stores to verify carry license or turn them away.More laws, more problems. That's always the way it is. The more rules you have, the more trouble it is for everyone. And in this case, stores like Wal-Mart are reportedly bearing the brunt. Texas recently began allowing open carry of handguns by folks who are licensed for concealed carry, and naturally, some folks are doing just that. But that creates a problem for retailers who sell alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine. Apparently, Texas has a law that dictates that any business selling alcolohic beverages cannot "knowingly allow"...
  • Woman arrested for biting off a Walmart employee’s finger

    01/11/2016 8:50:46 AM PST · by Gamecock · 51 replies
    The State ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jennifer Donovan
    Myrtle Beach police arrested a woman for biting off part of a Walmart Employee's finger during an altercation early Sunday morning. About 2:10 a.m., loss prevention officers at the Walmart at 541 Seaboard Street witnessed Carolynn Wright, 23, allegedly concealing merchandise. Two employees tried to stop Wright as she was leaving the store. However, a physical altercation ensued. According to the police report, Wright punched one of the employees in the head causing bleeding. Wright then bit down on another employee's finger, biting a portion of it off. A customer witnessed the incident and attempted to call 911. While calling,...
  • Couple gets engaged at Walmart, steals sex toys at mall, police say

    01/07/2016 9:02:23 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 28 replies ^ | 1/7/16 | Cole Waterman
    BAY CITY, MI Shortly after a Bay City man proposed to his girlfriend at Walmart, the pair shoplifted jewelry and sex toys, police say, leading the newly engaged couple to spend their New Year's Eve in jail. About 6:14 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, Bay County sheriff's deputies responded to the Spencer's Gifts store inside the Bay City Mall at 4101 E. Wilder Road in Bangor Township for a shoplifting complaint involving a man and a woman. Both suspects fled the area prior to deputies' arrival, but deputies found the woman walking between Bob Evans and Taco Bell, followed by a...
  • Wal-Mart workers on pistol patrol as law lets Texans tote guns

    Managers at Wal-Mart stores in Texas have a new task to add to their list of duties: asking customers if they have a permit to carry a handgun. To comply with state liquor rules, the world’s biggest retailer sent a written notice last month to stores that sell alcohol, telling managers to ensure that customers who openly carry firearms under a new law have licenses. Cashiers or door greeters who see someone with a gun are to alert the highest- ranking employee, who is to approach the customer and ask to see the paperwork.
  • What this woman did at her local Wal-Mart made national news

    12/28/2015 4:23:00 PM PST · by Cowman · 44 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 12-28-2015 | Tom Tillison
    What this woman did at her local Wal-Mart made national news December 28, 2015 | Tom Tillison Here’s another “people of Wal-Mart” story … with a twist. A Florida woman driving a motorized shopping cart around a local Wal-Mart made herself at home while in the store, eating and drinking to her heart’s desire. Josseleen Elida Lopez, 20, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office after she consumed $32.36 worth of food and wine, according to WFLA-TV. Included among her dining choices were cinnamon rolls, mini muffins, sushi, a rotisserie chicken with sauce and two bottles of S....
  • Woman accused of shooting-up meth, riding cart thru Walmart while eating chicken, drinking

    12/27/2015 3:50:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    WGHP-TV ^ | December 26, 2015 | Staff
    LECANTO, Fla. — A woman is accused of shooting up meth and riding a motorized cart through a Walmart while eating chicken and drinking wine. WFLA reported that 20-year-old Josseleen Elida Lopez faces charges after the incident reported at a Walmart in Lecanto, Fla. on Tuesday. The suspect allegedly shot up meth and then ate sushi, cinnamon rolls, rotisserie chicken and drank wine while driving a motorized shopping cart at a Walmart....
  • Sams Club responds after black CEO’s anti-white male discrimination stirs calls for boycott

    12/18/2015 8:11:10 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 75 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | 12/16/2015 | Carmine Sabio
    Backlash is growing for the CEO of Sam's Club after she discussed her dislike for dealing with white men on CNN. BPR reported Sunday that the company's black, female CEO Rosalind Brewer planned to call a supplier she met with because she was disgusted that his management staff was filled with all white males. It was more important to Ms. Brewer that a staff be racially and gender diverse rather than the best people be picked for their jobs. A practice she admitted to CNN's Poppy Harlow she practices herself. The president and CEO of WalMart Stores Inc., who owns...
  • Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer told CNN how she deals with the white patriarchy

    12/14/2015 7:02:58 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 29 replies ^ | 12/14/15 | Steve Berman
    Nobody argues against the fact that there needs to be diversity at the top of large companies, but the Left is pushing for over-representation of minorities, and they make no bones about it. Sam's Club CEO Rosalind Brewer told CNN how she deals with the white patriarchy.  “Just today we met with a supplier and the entire other side of the table was all Caucasian males.”  She went on to say how “there were actually no females, like, levels down” in the company.  She vowed to “place a call” to the CEO. Brewer said that it has to start at the top, adding that...
  • Gunman shot at Walmart in Pennsylvania

    12/12/2015 9:37:18 PM PST · by 1_Of_We · 47 replies ^ | 1:23 AM EST Dec 13, 2015 | Joe Sutton
    <p>Possibly a concealed carry person took care of business. Hopefully was warranted.</p>
  • Another Big Fib By The Left About Wal-Mart And Jobs

    12/11/2015 4:54:40 AM PST · by expat_panama · 40 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/10/2015 | Editorial
    Economy: In the latest swipe at Wal-Mart, a new report suggests the retail giant has cost the U.S. 400,000 jobs due to purchases from China. In the bigger picture, this statistic is misleading and meaningless. The New York Times sums up the "study" nicely: "Imports from China by Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer and biggest importer, eliminated or displaced over 400,000 jobs in the United States between 2001 and 2013, according to an estimate by the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive research group that has long targeted Wal-Mart's policies." As the Times itself seems to suggest, this study is really...
  • Second Suspicious Cellphone Purchase at Mid-Missouri Walmart

    12/10/2015 7:30:27 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/09/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Early Saturday morning two “foreign speaking” men set off alarms after they entered the local Walmart store in Lebanon, Missouri and purchased 60 cellphones. The purchase was made around 4 AM in the morning. Police were called but released the men saying they didn’t have a legal reason to detain them. Now this… The Macon County Sheriff’s office is investigating a second suspicious purchase of dozens of cellphones at the Columbia Walmart on Conley Road. ABC 17 reported: “ ABC 17 News learned Wednesday night that the Macon County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a suspicious purchase of multiple cell phones...
  • Walmart sues Puerto Rico over 'onerous' taxes

    12/07/2015 10:38:31 AM PST · by PAR35 · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/07/15 | --
    Walmart (WMT) is suing the island over what the company calls an "onerous and unconstitutional" tax increase. It's such a dramatic hike that Walmart estimates now it will have to pay 91.5% of its net income in Puerto Rico in taxes. That's about three times what Walmart pays, on average, in taxes elsewhere. ... The hike only applies to big companies with revenues over $2.75 billion a year.
  • Wal-Mart sues Puerto Rico over tax hike

    12/05/2015 12:57:52 PM PST · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    Yahoo - Finance ^ | Dec 5, 2015, 3:55 PM EST | Staff
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Wal-Mart's Puerto Rico operation is asking the federal court in San Juan to void what it calls an "onerous" and "unconstitutional" tax that unfairly targets the U.S. retail giant. It said in court papers filed Friday that the increased levy on purchases from U.S.-based Wal-Mart distribution centers by its island entities constitutes one of the world's highest taxes and pushes its effective tax rate to 91.5 percent of net income. The tax increase will cost Wal-Mart $155 million over six years and make its Puerto Rico business unsustainable. The suit says that Puerto Rico's...
  • Sighted in WalMart: 4.5 Cents per Round .22 Ammunition

    12/02/2015 6:53:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A WalMart in North Dallas, Texas, just off the George W. Bush freeway and Marsh rd, consistently had 5 cent .22 ammunition when I visited my Daughter in October.  When I checked in late November, there wasn’t any more on the shelves.  I was disappointed, and believed that the .22 bubble was re-inflating.  I was gone for a couple of days, but checked out the display again on 29 November.In October, a WalMart employee, who wished to remain anonymous, told me that the same people came in when .22 bulk packs were available and bought them all up.  They...
  • [Protesting] Workers scarce at Walmart protests

    11/27/2015 6:35:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/27/15 | Sean Higgins
    Walmart workers were scarce at the much-hyped Black Friday protests against the retailer's wages and employment policies. Even protesters who didn't work at the stores were hard to find. An estimated 50 people showed up at a store in East Green Brush, N.Y., to protest the firing of Walmart employee Thomas Smith earlier this month. Thomas was allegedly let go for redeeming $2 worth of cans and bottles left behind in a shopping cart. Walmart said he was fired because Smith had failed to disclose his prior criminal history when he was hired, a claim Thomas disputed. A group of...
  • Video: Who’s really protesting Walmart?

    11/27/2015 6:26:58 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 11/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Tis the season, once again upon us, when an age old tradition returns to cities and towns across the nation. I don’t mean the usual Thanksgiving feasts of yesterday or even the commercial mayhem of Black Friday. We’re talking about the annual protests of Walmart by their beleaguered workers who want a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage and, much more to the point, official union representation. The OurWalmart campaign was back at it as usual, preparing to disrupt holiday shopping plans for the masses who prepare to launch into the Christmas giving season. But who are these protesters, really?...
  • Study suggests Alabama could see fights during Black Friday sales

    11/27/2015 5:37:44 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 67 replies
    WHNT ^ | 27 Nov 15 | Lisa Screws
    Your trip to the mall could leave you with a shopping injury. A new study shows Alabama is one of the most dangerous states for Black Friday shopping. The blog Estately ranks our state as the third most dangerous for Black Friday shoppers. Arkansas is ranked number one, followed by Tennessee at number 2. Louisiana and Missouri round out the top 5.