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  • Chicago students trash Walmart during walkout over gun violence

    03/16/2018 4:45:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 57 replies ^ | March 15, 2018 | Dane Placko
    Chicago police are trying to identify the dozens of students from Simeon Career Academy who they say took part in a vandalism spree while they were supposed to be protesting guns. Shoppers and store employees were stunned by the destruction Wednesday morning at the Walmart in Chatham Market on the South Side. Chicago police say it started when students at neighboring Simeon Career Academy were allowed to leave the school for 17 minutes to take part in the nationwide walkout to protest guns. Police say between 40 and 60 of those students crossed the street and trashed parts of the...
  • Dozens More Farmers Lose Milk Contracts

    03/08/2018 6:39:50 AM PST · by tired&retired · 46 replies
    Dairy Herd Management ^ | March 5, 2018 | Ana-Lisa Laca
    Last week, at least two dozen producers who ship milk to Dean Foods in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and Ohio were told they have until May 31, 2018 to find a new home for their milk. “Unfortunately, Dean Foods has made the difficult decision to end milk procurement contracts with a number of farmers in about 90 days,” says Reace Smith director of corporate communications at Dean Foods. “We regret this decision had to be made.” If this sounds familiar that’s because, almost one year ago, producers in Wisconsin were told by their processor, Grassland Dairy, that they...
  • Amazon vs. Walmart: Who's Really Cheaper?

    03/05/2018 5:29:21 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 52 replies
    The Krazy Coupon Lady ^ | March 5, 2018 | Krazy Coupon Lady
    With Amazon Prime fees jumping up another $2/month for only monthly subscribers, you might be wondering if your membership is really worth it. Especially since Walmart now offers free two-day shipping without a membership (plus, at Walmart you can have your groceries delivered right to your car!). We decided to compare a sample of Amazon’s prices (not factoring in the Prime membership fee) with Walmart’s everyday low prices. The verdict? Generally, Amazon beats Walmart for makeup, baby supplies, toys, and pet supplies (unless you’re using coupons!). But when it comes to groceries, cleaning supplies, medicine and personal care, Walmart is...
  • Walmart Put Pregnant Employee on Unpaid Leave After Her Doctor Told Her No Heavy Lifting

    03/05/2018 9:13:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 80 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 2, 2018 | Kristan Hawkins
    Despite clear federal laws barring discrimination against pregnant workers, some corporations still unlawfully treat pregnant employees as if they are second-class citizens. In the latest case to make the news, Walmart refused to make a reasonable accommodation for pregnant employee Whitney Tomlinson in Atlanta after her doctor directed her to avoid heavy lifting for the duration of her pregnancy. Instead of accommodating the request by temporarily assigning her to a different department, Walmart’s human resources department told Tomlinson she needed to apply for unpaid leave from her job — leave she did not want and could not afford. According to...
  • Here are 5 major retailers that caved to gun control activists

    03/04/2018 5:04:54 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | March 2, 2018 | Robert Donachie,
    A handful of large American retail companies are changing their gun sales policies in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., shooting that took the lives of 17 people. Dick’s Sporting Goods The nation’s largest outdoor sports retailer announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell AR-15 style rifles like the one Cruz used in the Florida shooting. The company also said it will not sell guns to anyone under the age of 21-years-old. “As we sat and talked about it with our management team, it was — to a person — that this is what we need to do,” Dick’s...
  • Can Gun Stores Refuse to Sell Rifles and Shotguns to Under-21-Year-Olds?

    03/02/2018 8:41:36 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 78 replies
    ©2018 Reason Foundation. ^ | Feb. 28, 2018 7:13 pm | Eugene Volokh
    about a third of all states ban discrimination based on age in places of public accommodation, and some of those statutes may well ban refusal to sell guns to 18-to-20-year-olds. ...Likewise, some cities and counties have similar ordinances (even if their states don't)
  • Kroger Joins Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods: No Gun Sales Unless 21 Years Old

    03/01/2018 7:39:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 1, 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Kroger announced Thursday that it will not longer sell firearms or ammunition to persons under 21 years of age. The grocery chain sells guns and ammunition at its Fred Meyer stores in the western U.S. Those sales will continue but persons under the age of 21 will be prohibited from purchase. CNN Money reports that Kroger released a statement, saying, “In response to the tragic events in Parkland and elsewhere, we’ve taken a hard look at our policies and procedures for firearm sales. Recent events demonstrate the need for additional action on the part of responsible gun retailers.”
  • Walmart raises minimum age for buying firearms

    02/28/2018 3:58:20 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 190 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 28, 2018 | Reuters staff
    Walmart Inc said on Wednesday that it was raising the minimum age at which customers could buy firearms and ammunition to 21 years. The U.S. retailer is also removing items from its website resembling assault-style rifles, including non-lethal airsoft guns and toys, it said in a statement.
  • Fedex Or WalMart: My package was stolen by sending to Brownsville, TN

    02/22/2018 4:33:33 PM PST · by topher · 39 replies
    Brownsville, Tennessee is not far from Fedex Headquarters in Memphis. And it is close but much farther from Bentonville, Arkansas (WalMart Headquarters). I was suprised to see a package I ordered delivered, and when I checked I could not find it. On checking the tracking information, it went (via Fedex) to Brownsville, Tennessee (in Western Tennessee off I-40 close to Memphis). In this day and age, I believe it is more likely that one Obama's children, or Al Gore's Dixie Mafia was involved. It also means that when someone STEALS something like this in this day and age, it can...
  • Sam's Club Offering Free Shipping In Challenge to Costco and Amazon

    02/14/2018 9:59:30 AM PST · by fulltlt · 23 replies ^ | 2/14/2018 | Phil Wahba
    Hoping to better compete with arch-rival Costco Wholesale (COST, +1.12%) and, Sam’s Club said on Wednesday that it’s now offering free shipping for many items to its premium members as part of a restructuring to its membership programs. The bulk retailer, a unit of Walmart Inc (WMT, +0.35%), says that the bulk of items it sells online will qualify and that there will be no minimum order size for customers who have a “Plus” membership, which costs $100 annually. Exceptions will include merchandise that is only available for curbside pickup such as fresh and frozen food (groceries account for...
  • Meet DOJ’s Rachel Brand: She’ll Be A Russian Spy By Next Week (Ted Cruz Supporter)

    06/16/2017 12:43:09 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    It's Not The Tea Party ^ | 6-16-2017 | The Patriot
    Before this morning, most people in the United States had never heard of Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand. But, an ABC story (which we covered here) suggesting that Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may have to recuse himself from overseeing Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia probe, and that Brand would be the next inline to step into that position, changed all that. So what do we know about Rachel Brand? Well, we know 4 things with absolute certainty: 1.She was appointed by the Trump administration and confirmed on May 18, 2017 2.She is an active contributor to Republican campaigns 3.Democrats hate...
  • Sessions, Democrats Defend Rosenstein Amid Trump Criticism

    02/02/2018 11:34:46 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 62 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | February 2, 2018 | AP
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, on Friday in the face of criticism from the president, who wouldn't say if he still has confidence in Rosenstein. Sessions broke from prepared remarks in a speech on human trafficking. He praised Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who is overseeing the special counsel's Russia probe, as well as the department's No. 3 official, Rachel Brand. Standing on a stage with them, Sessions said both are experienced lawyers and "represent the kind of quality and leadership that we want in the department." That's a departure from President Donald Trump. After Trump...
  • Justice Department Official Resigns

    06/29/2007 3:10:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 250+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Justice Department official who was eyed as a possible replacement for one of several fired U.S. attorneys announced her resignation Friday. Rachel Brand, the assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Policy, will step down July 9, the department said in a statement. The statement did not give a reason for her departure, but Brand is expecting a baby soon. Brand was a member of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' leadership team. When officials were planning to fire U.S. attorneys in San Diego, San Francisco, Michigan and Arkansas, Brand was named as a possible replacement for...
  • DOJ Official Rachel Brand Resigns…

    02/09/2018 4:56:56 PM PST · by taildragger · 74 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 02/02/2018 | Conservative Treehouse
    Freepers... President Trump says No to Dem Memo... Associate AG resigns ( under RR ) Any others you have commingle them here!
  • Rachel Brand Joins Walmart as Executive Vice President, Global Governance and Corporate Secretary

    02/09/2018 7:32:16 PM PST · by upchuck · 62 replies
    Wal-Mart ^ | Feb 9, 2018
    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 9, 2018 – Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced Rachel Brand will join the company as Executive Vice President, Global Governance and Corporate Secretary. Brand will report to President and CEO Doug McMillon. She will be responsible for the organization’s Legal, Global Ethics and Compliance and Global Investigation, Security, Aviation and Travel departments, along with her role as corporate secretary. “We are fortunate to have a leader of Rachel Brand’s stature join the company,” McMillon said. “We have strengthened our governance capabilities and Rachel will help us continue on that journey. Her strong character, capabilities and experience will enable...
  • No. 3 Official at the Justice Department Is Stepping Down (After only 9 months)

    02/09/2018 2:33:21 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 119 replies
    WASHINGTON — Rachel L. Brand, the No. 3 official at the Justice Department, plans to step down after nine months on the job as the country’s top law enforcement agency has been under attack by President Trump, according to two people briefed on her decision. Ms. Brand’s profile had risen in part because she is next in the line of succession behind the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, who is overseeing the special counsel’s inquiry into Russian influence in the 2016 election. Mr. Trump, who has called the investigation a witch hunt, has considered firing Mr. Rosenstein. Such a...
  • Walmart 'segregated,' locked up African-American hair products, lawsuit alleges

    01/27/2018 1:38:37 PM PST · by kevcol · 142 replies
    WCPO ^ | January 27, 2018 | Mark Saunders
    "[She] discovered that the cream and other hair products meant for African Americans had been locked away behind glass shelves and were segregated from products for non-African Americans,' . . . "I was angry, sad, frustrated, and humiliated all at the same time. It was so emotional it's hard to describe. I know there is a lot of racism out there, but I have never been faced with it up close."
  • CA Ammunition Controls Force Temporary Halt to Walmart Ammo Sales

    01/19/2018 4:16:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Newly implemented ammunition controls forced a temporary halt to ammo sales at 131 Walmart stores throughout California. On January 1, 2018, Breitbart News reported that California’s ammunition controls took effect. These controls require that all ammunition be purchased in-state and that those purchases be conducted via a California-approved dealer. Moreover, an individual must secure a “California vendor license” to be recognized as a California-approved ammunition dealer. This means that if the state is delayed in issuing the licenses dealers will necessarily be unable to sell ammunition.
  • Walmart plans to cut more than 1,000 corporate jobs

    01/15/2018 9:59:49 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 34 replies
    Fox Business / WSJ ^ | 2018 January 12 | Dow Jones Newswires
    A day after promising to give its store workers raises and bonuses, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is preparing to hand out pink slips at its headquarters. The giant retailer, which is based in Bentonville, Ark., and employs more than 1.5 million people in the U.S., plans to cut more than 1,000 corporate jobs ..... < snip > ..... The job cuts are expected to be broad based, focused on workers primarily at the company's headquarters ..... < snip >
  • Walmart News Proves Trump Tax Cut Is Working

    01/11/2018 12:55:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | January 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, folks, the news coming out of Walmart today is just mind-boggling in a couple of different ways. Now, what we’re looking at here, this is directly because of the Trump tax cut. It is exclusively attributable to the Trump tax cut. Walmart has announced that it’s going to raise its starting wage to $11 an hour, and it’s going to give some employees bonuses following the passage of the tax bill. Walmart’s employees will reap the benefits of the recent tax law changes as the company raises its starting wage and distributes bonuses to eligible workers. And this...