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Wal-Mart tests in-store lockers for online orders


Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, says it's setting up lockers in about a dozen stores so that shoppers who order on its website can pick up their items without having to wait in line checkout line.


Wal-Mart and Amex prepaid card gets FDIC insurance

American Express and Wal-Mart announced Tuesday that their prepaid debit card accounts will now be backed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., making them one of the last major providers to sign on to the government backstop. Read full article >>


Made in the USA: More consumers buying American

A curious thing is happening among American shoppers. More are checking labels and asking, "Is it 'Made in the USA?'" Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, earlier this year announced it will boost sourcing of U.S. products by $50 billion during the next 10 years. General Electric is investing $1 billion through 2014 to revitalize its U.S. appliances business and create more than 1,500 U.S. jobs.


Obama to tap Walmart's Burwell for budget chief

A senior administration official says President Barack Obama will nominate Walmart's Sylvia Burwell as his budget chief.


Wal-Mart eases investors fears, U.S. shoppers feel pain


Wal-Mart Stores Inc 18 percent dividend increase and comments that U.S. sales patterns were more normal late last week after a slow start to the year helped boost shares of the world's largest retailer 2.6 percent on Thursday.


Wal-Mart testing tiny on-campus format

Wal-Mart is synonymous with the term “big-
box store,” but it’s scaling down to a miniscule
2,500 square feet for a new store coming to
the Georgia Institute of Technology next
quarter. The second in a test format the company is
calling Walmart on Campus, the Georgia Tech
store will be the smallest in the country,
according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The single Walmart on Campus store currently
in operation is at the University of Arkansas in
Fayetteville, Ark., less than an hour’s drive from
the company’s Bentonville headquarters.
There’s a company tie to the new location, too;
Wal-Mart president and CEO Mike Duke is a
Georgia Tech alum.


Wal-Mart pledges to hire 100,000-plus veterans

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and the nation's largest private employer, is making a pledge to hire every veteran who wants a job....


Hundreds of Fast-Food Workers Strike for Living Wage, Inspired by Wal-Mart Strike

Fast-food workers walked off the job in New York City Thursday to hold a series of rallies and picket lines in what has been called the largest series of worker actions ever to hit the country’s fast-food industry. Hundreds of workers at dozens of restaurants owned by McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell and others went on strike and rallied in a bid for fair pay and union recognition.


Walmart Admits Bangladesh Factory Was Making Clothing For Retailer Before Fire

Garment Factory Fire

The garment factory in Bangladesh where a weekend fire killed at least 112 people had been making clothes for Wal-Mart without the giant U.S. retailer's knowledge, Wal-Mart said. Wal-Mart said the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory was no longer authorized to produce merchandise for Wal-Mart but that a supplier subcontracted work to it "in direct violation of our policies."


Alleged shoplifter dies after being subdued by Walmart workers


The Black Friday shopping weekend apparently took a tragic turn early Sunday morning when an alleged shoplifter died while being apprehended by employees outside a Lithonia Walmart.


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