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  • Bargain brawl! Female shoppers pile in to huge fight in the middle of a Chicago Walmart

    08/22/2016 3:30:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/22/2016
    A massive fight that broke out inside an Illinois Walmart ended with a woman having her clothes ripped off. The all-out brawl occurred inside the store in Crestwood, south of Chicago, and was all captured on video by a witness. The fracas involved four women and was attempted to be stopped by a single male security guard, who got lost in the fight. A woman at the center of the brawl had her top pulled down in the melee, exposing her breasts.
  • Walmart bucks downward trend in retail with earnings beat

    08/18/2016 12:42:03 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 18, 2016 | Reuters
    Earlier this year, Walmart said it would invest $2.7 billion over two years to increase entry-level wages to $10 an hour, a move the company said has led to cleaner stores, faster checkouts and improved customer service. “Walmart’s strategic investments are generating traction, which is especially meaningful, given a large portion of its customer base remains challenged,” said Moody’s analyst Charlie O’Shea. The company bucked a string of weak results by higher-end brick-and-mortar competitors like Target, Macy’s and Kohls.
  • Teachers' union mad Walmart wants to give teachers free supplies

    08/15/2016 1:00:23 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 15, 2016 | Jason Russell
    Walmart is asking customers to nominate their favorite teachers to win school supplies and a $490 gift card (approximately how much the average public school teacher spends out of pocket on classroom supplies). For whatever reason, the promotion to give free supplies and money to teachers has the Washington Teachers' Union up in arms. The Washington Post reports that Washington Teachers' Union President Elizabeth Davis called the promotion a "cynical coverup." Other union members called it "deceitful" and "bogus."
  • Meth Lab Found Underneath Walmart Parking Lot

    08/10/2016 2:23:33 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 40 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 8/9/2016
    AMHERST, N.Y. -- A suspected meth lab was uncovered in the heart of Amherst, N.Y. Police believe a culvert is how the suspect or suspects got underground, WKBW-TV reports. All of it was happening in a very busy section; the suspected meth lab was found underneath a Walmart. Covered head to toe in protective gear, members of the state police hazmat team descended into a manhole, busting what they call a suspected underground meth lab. One by one, police reeled in buckets of evidence, including pop bottles, suspected methamphedamine, spray paint cans and other meth-making materials. But perhaps the most...
  • Woman arrested after victim escapes carjackers at Royse City Wal-Mart

    08/04/2016 5:50:08 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/3/2016 | Tom Steel
    A Greenville woman has been arrested and police are still looking for a male suspect after a woman was held at gunpoint in a Royse City Wal-Mart parking lot before fleeing in her car.Saniqua Chanty Perkins, 39, was arrested Tuesday in Greenville after officers saw a car matching the description of one involved in the carjacking.Perkins has been charged with aggravated robbery and is being held at the Rockwall County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.Police were called to the Wal-Mart in the 400 block of the Interstate 30 frontage road around 10:45 p.m. Sunday. The victim said she had...
  • 3 Walmart employees charged with manslaughter in death of shoplifter

    07/29/2016 8:42:26 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2016 | Fox staff
    Three Walmart workers in Florida have been charged with manslaughter in the February death of a shoplifter, police said Friday. They are accused of suffocating Kenneth Wisham, 64, after he tried to steal $380 worth of DVDs in a shopping cart from the Walmart on North Road 98 in Lakeland Feb. 7, Fox 13 Tampa reported. The station reported that the employees chased Wisham, who fell. They then held him on the ground. As he was being restrained, Wisham stopped breathing.
  • Is Wal-Mart a crime magnet in the Midlands? A look at the numbers

    07/24/2016 4:55:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The State ^ | 7.24.2016 | Glen Luke Flanigan
    COLUMBIA, SC Police are a common sight at Wal-Marts across the Midlands. But for officers in a small town near Columbia, handling problems at the retail giant makes up about 14 percent of their total calls. That town is Camden. Between the start of January and the end of June, 187 of the Camden Police Department’s 1,372 calls were to the Wal-Mart on West Dekalb Street. That means on average, police were called to the store at least once every day. In contrast, during similar spans of time, calls at Wal-Marts in Irmo, West Columbia and Lexington made up about...
  • Erwin Rommel at Walmart

    07/22/2016 7:55:45 PM PDT · by GingisK · 62 replies
    Google Serach ^ | 07/22/2016 | Automatically generated
    Top brands - low prices
  • Footage Captures Man Accused Of Building Chemical Weapon Inside Walmart Store

    07/21/2016 6:38:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 07/21/2016
    The man wearing all black is initially seen in the security footage from June 18 blending in like any other shopper. But, authorities say, he didn’t come to the store to shop, but to build a chemical weapon. “This is a very bizarre case,” said Eric Sonstegard, the Oxnard Assistant Police Chief. Detectives identified the suspect as Martin Reyes. They say he went to the store after conducting research online on how to build a deadly chemical weapon. Once inside the store, police said the man assembled all of the ingredients from store shelves, which included some kind of electronic...
  • .22 Bubble Weakening; WalMart .22 Bulk Packs!

    07/14/2016 12:07:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    By Dean Weingarten I chanced to be at the local WalMart in Yuma today.  This is the store on the frontage road off of old Highway 8, East of town.  Until Friday, June 24, 2016, I had not seen any .22 Long Rifle in the store for three years.On that date, there were 2,300 rounds of CCI Mini-Mags and 1,000 rounds of CCI Standard Velocity.  The Mini-Mags were in plastic 100 round boxes at $7.47 a box.  The Standard Velocity were in paper, 50 round boxes at $3.47 a box.  I was told by the clerk, Yittzel, that they would...
  • Baton Rouge area #Walmarts pull all firearms from stores in wake of #BLM protests Halting LEGAL SALE

    “Baton Rouge area Walmarts pull all firearms from stores in wake of (Black Lives Matter) protests,” Twitter user @romanichal_dad posted. “Halting LEGAL SALES,” he noted. The photo shows the gun cases are bare. The American Mirror phoned the Walmart Supercenter on N. Mall Drive to confirm the report.
  • More .22 Ammo at Yuma WalMart

    07/07/2016 8:07:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A little more than a week ago, I was in the local Yuma WalMart.  There are three, but I primarily visit one.  Last Friday, I was surprised to find 2300 rounds of CCI Mini-mag .22 Long Rifle cartridges and 1,000 rounds of Standard Velocity CCI .22 Long Rifle cartridges for sale.  The clerk, Yittzel, told me that it was unusual, but they saw .22 come in about once a month.  She said it would be gone quickly.  I had not seen .22 ammunition in the store for three years. Yittzel tempered this by saying it appeared to be coming...
  • Possibly Rabid Animal Bites Walmart Shoppers In Rhode Island

    07/06/2016 9:27:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    At least two people were reportedly bitten by a small black mammal that might have been a ferret, mink or weasel, according to authorities. Those two people have not yet come forward to seek medical attention. The animal was not tested, and the concern is that it might have been rabid. Rabies is fatal in humans and animals once symptoms appear, according to the health officials.
  • .22 Ammo in Yuma WalMart

    07/03/2016 7:09:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 83 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    When I go to the local WalMart in Yuma (there are three), I check to see if there is any .22 ammunition.  At some point, increased production and falling demand should cross, allowing for more .22 on the shelves. At the WalMart on Frontage road, toward the Foothills, I was surprised to see .22 ammunition.  It was the first time in three years.There were 2,300 rounds of CCI Mini-Mags and 1,000 rounds of CCI Standard Velocity.  The Mini-Mags were in plastic 100 round boxes at $7.47 a box.  The Standard Velocity were in paper, 50 round boxes at $3.47...
  • The Wal-Mart Rule

    06/30/2016 4:17:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Mike Adams
    As a conservative criminologist, I get a lot of questions about gun ownership. People often ask me how to go about building a good firearm collection just in case things start to go south quickly. I usually respond by telling them to follow the Wal-Mart rule. It is probably the best way to make sure you are prepared when the republic finally disintegrates into utter lawlessness. The Wal-Mart rule involves three basic steps.The first step is accomplished by taking a trip to Wal-Mart to find out what kinds of ammunition they normally stock. I went to the local Wal-Mart in...
  • Why Wal-Mart can NOT afford to pay workers a $15 minimum wage [warning: contains math]

    06/20/2016 6:58:31 AM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Michael Saltsman
    Wal-Mart is "hugely profitable," writes the National Employment Law Project (NELP) in a recent commentary, generating "$482 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2016." Here, the writer falsely equates revenue (the money a company takes in before subtracting expenses) and profit (how much a company makes after it pays its costs). It's a common tactic used to shock readers and inflate the perception of a company's finances. Wal-Mart's actual profit, according to SEC filings, was only 3 percent of its total revenue. That works out to roughly $6,400 dollars in profit for each of the company's 2.3 million employees—a profit...
  • The Minimum Wage Pain Continues: Hundreds More To Be Fired At Walmart

    06/17/2016 6:37:38 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 16 June 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Walmart reported relatively decent Q1 results, however one item that was apparent is that costs are still a factor in the business, as operating income was lower y/y even on increased revenues. We've discussed many times the fact that Walmart has been overly eager to boost everyone's wage in order to appease the living wage crowd, and as a result the company has had to move forward with massive layoffs and store closings to try and mitigate the impact on profits. Earlier this month we also noted that Walmart is testing out drones that when operational, will be able to...
  • Immigrant Mohammad Moghaddam Takes Hostages at Amarillo Walmart - Is Shot Dead by Police

    06/15/2016 4:47:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Police have identified the suspect who opened fire at a Walmart store in Amarillo this afternoon as Mohammad Moghaddam, 54. Mohammad Moghaddam, an immigrant, came to Amarillo with his family eight years ago from Iran. Immigrant services from Amarillo would not discuss with reporters whether they helped relocate the family to the Amarillo area. Police say Mohammad was upset he was passed over for a promotion so he took his manager and another person hostage. He was shot dead by police.
  • Somali Muslim Opens Fire, Takes Hostages at Wal-Mart in Texas [POLICE DISPATCH AUDIO]

    06/14/2016 8:03:33 PM PDT · by Silly · 34 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Burying the lede — the suspect, a current or former Walmart employee, was said to be a Somalian man wearing khaki pants, KFDA-TV reports. Police said in a press release at 12:25 local time that no victims had been found inside the building and there is no ongoing shooting “at this moment.” It is not known if anyone was wounded elsewhere. The initial call was for a suspect who was actively shooting inside the store, according to police radio dispatches. You can listen to the initial police and fire radio dispatches below:
  • 6 people being question following Walmart shooting (SC)

    06/14/2016 7:14:11 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    The State ^ | JUNE 14, 2016 | RACHAEL MYERS LOWE
    COLUMBIA, SC Columbia police are questioning six people in connection to a shooting Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Walmart on Garners Ferry Road. One person was taken to a local hospital after the shooting. The person or persons responsible for the shooting are still being sought. Six people (some adults and some juveniles) were detained following a traffic stop on Decker Boulevard between 6 and 6:30 p.m. Richland County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Curtis Wilson said. “The sheriff's department determined the vehicle might be linked to the Garners Ferry incident, so they detained the folks and turned them...
  • Three Muslim Terrorists Strike Walmart In Amarillo Texas And Are Shooting And Taking Hostages

    06/14/2016 6:56:28 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 60 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 06-14-2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Amarillo (Texas) police on scene of active shooting with hostage situation where 1 to 3 Muslim Somalis dressed in Walmrt uniforms are holding hostages at Walmart in Amarillo TX and SWAT is responding. The number of Somali terrorists is unconfirmed.
  • SWAT: Shooting suspect at Texas Walmart shot, killed by police

    06/14/2016 12:29:44 PM PDT · by TheShaz · 55 replies
    wjla news- ABC News ^ | 6/14/2016 | Jeannie Nguyen, Brooke Self
    3 Somalis took hostages in a Wal*Mart. Texas SWAT solves problem, all hostages are safe. AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) -- The person who reportedly started an active shooter situation at an Amarillo Walmart was shot dead by SWAT officers. According to the APD, there were no confirmed victims suffering from gunshot wounds at the store.
  • Somali Muslim OPENS FIRE, TAKES HOSTAGES at Wal-Mart in Texas

    06/14/2016 12:49:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/14/16 | Pamela Geller
    Burying the lede — The suspect, a current or former Walmart employee, was said to be a Somalian man wearing khaki pants, KFDA-TV reports. Police said in a press release at 12:25 local time that no victims had been found inside the building and there is no ongoing shooting “at this moment”. It is not known if anyone was wounded elsewhere. The initial call was for a suspect who was actively shooting inside the store, according to police radio dispatches. You can listen to the initial police and fire radio dispatches below:
  • Police respond to possible hostage situation at Amarillo Walmart on Canyon Drive

    The Amarillo Police Department is reporting an active situation at the Amarillo Walmart at 4215 Canyon Drive. Early reports indicate an armed man is inside the store. APD and several other agencies including DPS, Amarillo Emergency Management and Randall County are on scene. There are unconfirmed reports of a possible hostage situation. Police are searching for a Somalian man wearing Kakhi pants. Police are shutting down I-27 & Georgia north-and-south-bound exits. Police are asking motorists to please avoid the area so that officers can focus on the scene and not traffic. NewsChannel10 has multiple crews on the scene and will...
  • Police situation at Amarillo Walmart on Canyon Drive

    06/14/2016 10:03:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Local TV ^ | June 14, 2016
    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Police Department is reporting an active situation at the Amarillo Walmart at 4215 Canyon Drive. Early reports indicate an armed man is inside the store. APD and several other agencies including DPS, Amarillo Emergency Management and Randall County are on scene. There are unconfirmed reports of a possible hostage situation. Police are searching for a Somalian man wearing Kakhi pants.
  • Parking lot cowboy lassos bike thief outside Walmart

    06/11/2016 7:33:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 10, 2016
    Police say a rancher jumped on his horse and lassoed a man who was trying to steal a bicycle in the parking lot of an Oregon Walmart. The Medford Mail Tribune reports 28-year-old Robert Borba was at the Eagle Point store getting dog food Friday when he heard a woman screaming that someone was trying to steal her bike. The rancher says he quickly got his horse out of its trailer, grabbed a rope, rode over and lassoed the man and bicycle.
  • Chicago Walmart closed by protestors

    06/08/2016 8:39:38 AM PDT · by pabianice · 78 replies
    Fox Business Channel | 6/8/16
    Now on TV. "Fair Wage Warriors" have stormed a Cook County Walmart, blocking all checkout lines while demanding a "fair wage." No police present; Cook County Board members backing the protestors.
  • Woman mistaken for transgender harassed in Walmart bathroom

    05/28/2016 10:21:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 133 replies
    newstimes.com ^ | 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
    WSBTV.COM ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | NICOLE EMMETT
    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
    wowktv.com ^ | 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
    NotiUno.com ^ | 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
    time.com/money ^ | 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
    time.com/money ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...