Wal-Mart

An outdoor sign for Walmart.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Wal-Mart steps up competition for holiday shopping

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday that it will start offering its holiday deals at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving at its stores — two hours earlier than last year. The world’s largest retailer will stagger holiday […]

11/12/2013

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Wal-Mart kicks off holiday shopping season online

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the ante on holiday shopping. The world’s largest retailer is pulling forward by nearly a month seven big deals on items like TVs and tablets that […]

11/01/2013

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Wal-Mart Stores to expand jobs for 70K workers

  NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores is hiring 55,000 seasonal workers and is elevating 70,000 more to part- or full-time positions as the holiday season ramps up. The world’s largest retailer said Monday that […]

09/23/2013

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Wal-Mart pushes ‘made in America’ at summit

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spearheaded an effort Thursday to bring together retailers, suppliers and government officials so they can figure out how to bring more manufacturing jobs to the United States. The […]

08/22/2013

A police officer helps a child off a school bus carrying students after a shooting at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Ga., on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Man, 20, charged in Georgia school shooting

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A man with an assault rifle and other weapons exchanged gunfire with officers Tuesday at an Atlanta-area elementary school before surrendering, a police chief said, with dramatic overhead television footage capturing […]

08/20/2013

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Wal-Mart agrees to safety fixes at 2,857 stores

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wal-Mart has agreed to improve safety conditions for employees who use trash compactors and cleaning chemicals at more than 2,800 stores as part of a settlement agreement with the Labor Department. The […]

08/07/2013

US companies detail Bangladesh safety pact

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of 17 U.S. retailers and clothing makers have agreed to a five-year safety pact aimed at improving conditions at Bangladesh factories that calls for inspecting all factories that supply […]

07/10/2013

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Wal-Mart pleads guilty to federal environmental crimes in cases partly filed in LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty today to six misdemeanor counts of violating the Clean Water Act by illegally handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its retail stores across the United […]

05/28/2013

Man bagged deer in Wal-Mart lot

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — They say you can get almost anything at Wal-Mart. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission says one deer hunter took it too far.

03/27/2013

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Wal-Mart warns suppliers on stricter measures

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has alerted its global suppliers that it will immediately drop them if they subcontract their work to factories that haven’t been authorized by the discounter.

01/22/2013

Labor Board promises quick action on Wal-Mart case

NEW YORK (AP) – Federal labor officials vowed Monday they will decide quickly whether to support a request by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from pushing worker walk-outs at hundreds of stores […]

11/19/2012

Stocks finish lower after weak retail reports

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street after U.S. retailers issued weak forecasts for earnings and claims rose for unemployment benefits. Wal-Mart, Ross Stores and Limited Brands, the owner of Victoria’s […]

11/15/2012

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