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Wal-Mart lures more affluent shoppers

The recession steered a new type of customer to Wal-Mart — deeper in the pockets and suddenly looking for bargains.


Wal-Mart to add 22000 jobs at US namesake stores

Discounter Wal-Mart Stores Inc says it will add more than 22000 jobs in its US namesake stores in 2009.


Wal-Mart Making Its Suppliers Go Green

Wal-Mart has always been an intimidating taskmaster in China, extracting the lowest possible prices from suppliers. Last year it raised the bar a notch for these thousands of mostly small manufacturers, requiring that they meet or exceed all local environmental regulations. Wal-Mart gives them tips on how to boost energy efficiency and cut consumption of raw materials. It also delivers a blunt threat: Manufacturers have until 2012 to meet the new standards or risk being cut from the supply chain.


Wal-Mart Agrees to Crowd-Control Plan

Wal-Mart Stores agreed to institute a crowd-control plan in New York stores in the wake of a 'Black Friday' shopper melee where a worker was trampled to death.


Exxon Mobil Beats Wal-Mart in 2009 Fortune 500 List

Exxon Mobil Beats Wal-Mart in 2009 Fortune 500 List

Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart had held the top spot for six of the last seven years but fell to No. 2 this year.


Wal-Mart awarding $2 billion to U.S. hourly employees

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is awarding approximately $2 billion to its U.S. hourly employees through financial incentives, including handing out $933.6 million in bonuses on Thursday, after the world's largest retailer gained market share amid a recession.


Wal-Mart posts February sales, hikes dividend

Wal-Mart posts February sales, hikes dividend

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday posted better-than-expected February sales results, boosted by value-seeking shoppers, and hiked its dividend by 15%.


Bruce Springsteen calls Wal-Mart deal a mistake

The Boss is owning up to a mistake.

In an interview with The New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest-hits CD.


Microsoft “Taskforce” lobbied Wal-Mart to drop Linux

Microsoft assigns "taksforces" to fight GNU/Linux adoption (Wal-Mart in this case).


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