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 […]


Cops: Man plotted attack during 'Twilight' movie

BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) – A southwest Missouri man is accused of plotting to open fire inside a movie theater during a screening of the new “Twilight” film. Twenty-three-year-old Blaec Lammers of Bolivar was charged Friday […]


Black Friday morphs into Thanksgiving

Retailers are pushing the envelope again this Thanksgiving with earlier store openings. Target announced on Monday that it’s opening on Thanksgiving at 9 p.m. at some stores for its Black Friday sale. Walmart and Sears […]


Ordinance to block big-box stores from Chinatown defeated

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An effort to temporarily block large retail chains from opening in Chinatown failed today to garner the necessary votes, but a second vote is scheduled tomorrow. The Los Angeles City Council […]


Wal-Mart sued over temp agency hours

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is being slapped with a lawsuit that claims that the world’s largest retailer and its staffing agencies broke federal minimum wage and overtime laws by requiring temporary workers […]


Kroger stops selling sprouts due to health risk

NEW YORK (AP) – Kroger Inc.  says it has stopped stocking sprouts as of Monday because of their “potential food safety risk.” The nation’s largest traditional grocer joins Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, […]


Fair in Torrance focuses on animal disaster prep

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) – Pets and service animals are important members of many families but are sometimes overlooked when planning for emergencies. Several agencies have joined forces to fix that on Tuesday at 10 a.m. […]


Work won't stop at Chinatown Walmart

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A judge today declined to put a hold on construction of the Chinatown Walmart project, saying there was no current environmental risk in allowing internal work on the building to proceed. […]


Walmart in downtown L.A.

There’s a new superstore in town! Or at least, there will be soon. Walmart has signed a lease to open a new store downtown on the outskirts of Chinatown, on the ground floor of a […]




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