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The four people shot outside a Cedar Park, Texas, Walmart over the weekend had gathered there to fight after an altercation at a party in a nearby city, police said Monday.

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Attempted abduction caught on cameraupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 07:56:00

A surveillance camera caught the attempted abduction of a child inside a Georgia Wal-Mart.

Video shows Georgia girl, 7, fighting off alleged kidnapper at Walmartupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 07:56:00

A 7-year-old Georgia girl fought off a man who'd grabbed her in the aisle of a Walmart, with police eventually tracking down the suspect they accuse of attempted kidnapping.

California pension fund sues Wal-Mart execs over alleged Mexico briberyupdated: Fri May 04 2012 17:13:00

The California State Teachers' Retirement System has filed a derivative action lawsuit against current and former Wal-Mart executives and board members for the firm's alleged bribery in Mexico and a subsequent corporate coverup, the system said Friday.

Prosecute Wal-Mart, but get rid of anti-bribery lawupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 11:46:00

Did Wal-Mart's Mexican subsidiary pay bribes, in 2005 and earlier, to the Mexican officials who grant permits for stores like Wal-Mart? And did Wal-Mart cover up these actions for several years, after an internal investigation discovered the bribes, before finally reporting the internal investigation to the Department of Justice and the SEC last December?

Mexico investigates Wal-Mart permitsupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 05:34:00

Mexican authorities have opened an investigation into permits issued to Wal-Mart in light of allegations that the retail giant bribed officials in Mexico to speed up store construction.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart shares drop after Mexico reportupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 16:50:00

Wal-Mart's stock price dropped Monday, after bribery allegations concerning the retailer's Mexican operations surfaced over the weekend.

Wal-Mart probes possible bribes in Mexico updated: Sun Apr 22 2012 12:49:00

Wal-Mart is investigating its operations in Mexico to determine whether there were violations of the U.S. law that prohibits giving bribes to international officials, the company said in a statement.

Fortune: Wal-Mart's makeoverupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 13:17:00

What happened to the smiley face? It's long gone from Wal-Mart marketing after years as the corporate symbol, and its disappearance is part of a much larger story. It's hard to believe, but for decades the world's largest retailer wasn't much of a marketer. It spent little on marketing, and its efforts, epitomized by the grinning circle, could be charitably called down-home and realistically described as amateurish. Change finally began four years ago when Stephen Quinn was made chief marketing officer of Wal-Mart U.S. He exiled the smiley face to the land of e-mail emoticons and developed a new theme -- "Save money. Live better" -- that became a statement of corporate purpose. Current TV commercials actually include some wit while hammering home the message.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart's holiday disappoints investorsupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 09:46:00

Wal-Mart Stores, the world's largest retailer, finished the biggest quarter of its fiscal year with a mixed picture.

Walmart ups stake in China e-commerce groupupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 02:43:00

Walmart is taking a 51% stake in Yihaodian, a leading Chinese e-commerce website, in a significant move by the U.S. retailer to boost its online presence in China.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart launches "American Idol"-like contestupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 17:32:00

Wal-Mart has launched an "American Idol"-like contest to find the best new products.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart reveals probe of possible overseas bribesupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 11:43:00

Wal-Mart Stores, the world's largest retailer, says it's investigating whether its workers violated international bribery laws.

Pepper-spraying suspect turns self inupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 05:37:00

The shopper who allegedly fired pepper spray at other Wal-Mart patrons during Black Friday turns herself into police.

No felony charges for Black Friday pepper spray suspectupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 05:37:00

A southern California woman accused of pepper-spraying video-game shoppers in a Walmart on Black Friday will not face felony charges, prosecutors said.

Arizona police vow probe into bloody arrest of grandfather at Walmartupdated: Sat Nov 26 2011 22:56:00

An Arizona police department will conduct an investigation into the bloody arrest of a 54-year-old grandfather during a Black Friday sale at a Walmart, an assistant police chief said Saturday.

Woman surrenders in Black Friday pepper spray incidentupdated: Sat Nov 26 2011 16:51:00

A southern California woman turned herself in to authorities as the person who pepper sprayed video-game shoppers in a Walmart during Black Friday's shopping frenzy, Los Angeles police said Saturday.

Black Friday brings out bad behaviorupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 19:25:00

Black Friday brings out the worst in some shoppers as bargain hunters come out by the masses. Karin Caifa reports.

Violence mars Black Fridayupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 19:25:00

Violence marred Black Friday shopping in at least seven states, including California, where police say a woman doused fellow shoppers with pepper spray in a bid to snag a discounted video game console.

CNNMoney: Black Friday comes to Americaupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 12:46:00

Larger -- and younger -- crowds jammed the nation's malls and big box stores on Black Friday, as a new generation got in on one of the biggest sales days of the year.

CNNMoney: Violence mars holiday shoppingupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 09:57:00

Violence marred Black Friday shopping in at least five states, including a California incident in which police say a woman doused fellow shoppers with pepper spray in a bid to cut to the head of the line.

Shop on Thanksgiving? No thanksupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 12:10:00

Big-box stores are stealing Thanksgiving, and their workers aren't happy about it. After Target decreed that Black Friday would start at midnight Thanksgiving night and that employees must report to work at 11 p.m., an Omaha worker, Anthony Hardwick, posted a petition at Change.org asking the company to move the official start of Christmas shopping back to 5 a.m. Friday. Response from workers and others has been stellar: 192,000 signatures by Monday.

CNNMoney: Netflix subscribers offered class-action payout from Wal-Martupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 15:07:00

Millions of current and former Netflix customers woke up Wednesday to an e-mail about a class-action lawsuit involving the price of online DVD rentals.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart sees a happy holiday aheadupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 12:03:00

Wal-Mart's same-store sales crept up in recent months, reversing last year's losses and trumping expectations, prompting the world's largest retailer to provide a sunny forecast for the holidays.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart to leak its own Black Friday dealsupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 12:56:00

Wal-Mart is giving shoppers an early look at its Black Friday deals for the first time this year, well before Thanksgiving.

CNNMoney: Six-figure salaries, but homelessupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 10:38:00

They're pulling in fat paychecks, but now they're also homeless.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart introduces price matchingupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 07:57:00

Seeing major competition and a troubled economy in its holiday forecast, Wal-Mart Stores announced a holiday price guarantee program for its U.S. stores Monday.

People.com: Walmart Heiress Arrested for DWI on Her Birthdayupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 23:50:00

Pulled over for speeding in a construction zone, Alice Walton paid $1,000 bail

We need not just jobs, but jobs that payupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 12:12:00

Everyone to the left of Michele Bachmann seems to agree that America's most immediate problem isn't the budget deficit, but the jobs deficit.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart U.S. store sales still hurtingupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 12:24:00

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. suffered a ninth straight drop in its U.S. store sales last quarter, even as it reported earnings and sales in the period that were higher from a year earlier.

South Africa wary of Walmart's 'muscle'updated: Tue Aug 16 2011 05:33:00

South Africa's government is calling for more guarantees that Walmart's foray into the country will not hit local suppliers and cause job losses. One minister has even described the retail giant's buying power as a threat to food security. The world's biggest retailer announced in June that it had completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of a majority stake in local firm Massmart after winning approval from South Africa's Competition Tribunal.

Walmart's African oppositionupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 05:33:00

Walmart's acquisition of South African company Massmart has received opposition in the country as fear rises for local suppliers.

Walmart offers movie streamingupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 17:29:00

Now you can stream online video the Walmart way.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart takes another shot at streaming moviesupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 07:43:00

Wal-Mart must be hoping that the third time's a charm: It announced Tuesday that it is launching an in-house movie streaming service directly on Walmart.com.

Fortune: The trouble with green product ratingsupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 11:14:00

Two years ago this month, Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke dropped a bomb on the retailing world by announcing that the company would spearhead an audacious effort to create a "sustainability index" that would reassure the environmental and social impact of every product sold in its stores. Though the move was generally praised by environmentalists, Wal-Mart had not suddenly turned green -- it turns out a vast amount of money is to be made by reducing energy and waste up and down the supply chain. As the world's largest company, Wal-Mart had the clout to enforce its implied threat, later made explicit by Duke's lieutenants: Treat the planet well and get prime access to its 200 million customers each week; pollute and despoil, and you will be shunned.

CNNMoney: Sick kids get legal help from Wal-Martupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 12:49:00

For the first time in its history, the nation's largest retailer Wal-Mart is providing free legal support for patients at the Arkansas Children's Hospital, many of whom are from low income families on Medicaid.

Supreme Court: Wal-Mart case too bigupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 21:39:00

The Supreme Court decided against allowing a class-action suit against Wal-Mart. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin explains why.

Supreme Court rules for Wal-Mart in massive job discrimination lawsuitupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 21:39:00

The Supreme Court put the brakes on a massive job discrimination lawsuit against mega-retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc., saying the plaintiffs had not shown justification for sweeping class-action status that could have potentially involved hundreds of thousands of current and former female workers.

In fight against Wal-Mart, lawyers aren't enoughupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 17:39:00

For those of us educated in the wake of Brown vs. Board of Education, it's hard not to endow the Supreme Court with awesome powers to wield on behalf of goodness and light. But Dukes vs. Wal-Mart, the massive sex discrimination suit against the nation's largest private employer, has been a painful lesson in the limitations of the courtroom remedy.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart: Shoppers pinched by gas, food pricesupdated: Tue May 17 2011 18:33:00

Wal-Mart reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue Tuesday, although its U.S. store sales continued to decline as higher gas, energy and food prices ate away at its customers' paychecks.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart returns to 'Buy American' roots. Really?updated: Thu May 12 2011 16:47:00

Wal-Mart's CEO, Mike Duke, shocked an industry gathering recently when he said a majority of the retailer's products are now made in the United States.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'updated: Thu Apr 28 2011 14:41:00

Wal-Mart's core shoppers are running out of money much faster than a year ago due to rising gasoline prices, and the retail giant is worried, CEO Mike Duke said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart brings guns backupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 13:24:00

Wal-Mart said Thursday that it is bringing guns back to many of its U.S. stores in an effort to lift slumping sales.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart's ready to do battleupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 08:27:00

Wal-Mart, stung by an embarrassingly long sales slump, is finally ready to do something about it.

Maryland man glued to Wal-Mart toilet seatupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 10:37:00

Police in Maryland are on the hunt for the perpetrator of what appears to be an April Fools' Day prank that left a man glued to a toilet at a Wal-Mart store.

What Wal-Mart case means for womenupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 06:55:00

In perhaps one of the most closely watched cases on its docket, the Supreme Court yesterday heard oral argument in the largest employment class-action litigation ever.

Women versus Wal-Mart at Supreme Courtupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 06:55:00

Female workers suing Wal-Mart for workplace discrimination faced an uphill battle at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Most justices appear skeptical of making Wal-Mart suit class actionupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 19:58:00

Female workers suing retail giant Wal-Mart Stores for workplace discrimination faced an uphill battle at the Supreme Court on Tuesday in their efforts to proceed in a massive class-action lawsuit.

Wal-mart goes to the Supreme Courtupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 19:58:00

Attorneys for Wal-mart are at the Supreme Court Tuesday, fighting a suit filed by female employees claiming gender bias.

CNNMoney: Never waste time at Wal-Mart againupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 16:17:00

Love Wal-Mart but hate running across its football-field-sized stores for a tube of toothpaste? Now you don't have to.

CNNMoney: Low, low prices: Target beats Wal-Martupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 17:39:00

Wal-Mart's slogan may be "Save Money. Live Better," but rival Target is challenging it by offering even lower prices on everyday products.

Fortune: Will office superstores be the next retailers to fall?updated: Tue Mar 01 2011 08:42:00

It doesn't take a financial analyst to sense when a retail chain is in trouble. You walk into a store, and it feels too big and bright, given the dearth of people in the aisles. Workers in polo shirts mill around aimlessly, waiting to pounce on the scant shoppers. You're only there because you couldn't wait for an online delivery and you don't live near a Wal-Mart or Costco.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart lost shoppers during the holidaysupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 10:40:00

Despite aggressive price-slashing, free shipping and other gimmicks, Wal-Mart lost shoppers during the critical Christmas shopping period, resulting in a same-store sales decline in its fourth quarter.

Wal-Mart, unions reach tentative deal for possible NYC storesupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 22:29:00

The retailer known for being virtually ubiquitous everywhere but in America's largest city is poised to change that, despite fierce opposition from New York City's small businesses and elected officials.

CNNMoney: China accuses Wal-Mart of 'deceptive prices'updated: Wed Jan 26 2011 15:16:00

China has accused Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, and its French competitor Carrefour of price gouging and misleading consumers by advertising false discounts on goods sold in their stores.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart promises to sell healthy foodupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 11:42:00

With the help of First Lady Michelle Obama, Wal-Mart vowed Thursday to start selling healthier food.

CNNMoney: Low prices aren't everything - on the Webupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 10:24:00

If online retailers think slashing prices to the bone is the best -- and only way -- to grab holiday shoppers this year, they're mistaken.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart recalls 2 million fire-prone heatersupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 15:06:00

Wal-Mart is recalling more than two million electric heaters because of a "fire and burn hazard," the company said Thursday.

Tech-toy gifts for kids of all agesupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 07:31:00

While your 8-year-old might not be coding websites or whizzing through Excel spreadsheets just yet, it's not too soon to get him or her a tech-driven gift this holiday season.

Kenya's stylish supermarketsupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 08:30:00

Modeled on U.S. stores, Nakumatt supermarkets offer a new shopping experience for middle-class Kenyans.

Superstore tycoon welcomes Wal-Mart competitionupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 08:30:00

It was a trip to the United States in the 1980s that inspired Kenyan entrepreneur Atul Shah to emulate the American superstore experience back in his homeland.

Wal-Mart gender pay suitupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 08:41:00

The Supreme Court takes on a bias case filed against Wal-Mart that has widespread implications. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

Justices accept appeal over Wal-Mart gender pay lawsuitupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 08:41:00

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether to certify the largest class-action employment lawsuit in U.S. history, a long-standing dispute against mega-retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. over alleged gender bias in pay and promotions.

Homeland Security teams up with Walmart for safetyupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 15:39:00

Walmart will join the Department of Homeland Security in a program called "If You See Something, Say Something" which encourages the American public to take an active role in ensuring the safety and security of the nation, DHS said Monday.

CNNMoney: Black Friday: It's busy out there!updated: Fri Nov 26 2010 21:28:00

Larger-than-expected crowds jammed the nation's malls and discounters on Black Friday, elbowing each other in the race for the biggest deals on one of the biggest sales days of the year.

CNNMoney: Stocks plunge: Worst day in monthsupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 16:49:00

U.S. stocks tumbled Tuesday, with all three major indexes down nearly 2%, as investors cast a worried eye at economic developments in Europe and China.

CNNMoney: Stocks headed for weak openupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 09:27:00

U.S. stocks were set to open lower Tuesday as investors cast a worried eye at economic developments in Europe.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart earns $3.4 billion, raises forecastupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 08:44:00

Wal-Mart Stores posted third-quarter profit of $3.4 billion and raised its full-year guidance Tuesday, in a closely watched report that could shed some light on consumer spending.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart ups the ante with free shipping offerupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 11:08:00

Wal-Mart announced free online shipping Thursday on 60,000 holiday items with no minimum purchase required, a significant move that's likely to rattle its competitors in the crucial year-end sales race to Christmas.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart's Black Friday 2010 ad: Electronics top dealsupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 10:37:00

Wal-Mart's highly awaited Black Friday ad promises hot deals on high-definition TVs, Blu-ray players, laptops and holiday gift favorites such as toys and DVDs, according to a copy of the retailer's circular obtained by CNNMoney.com on Saturday.

Gunman arrested after Walmart standoffupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 21:29:00

A gunman who opened fire on his co-workers at a Walmart in Reno, Nevada, was arrested without incident Friday after a six-hour standoff with authorities, Reno police said.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart's holiday wish: Better salesupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 13:29:00

Wal-Mart's CEO told analysts Wednesday that although the world's largest retailer has been losing sales to its competitors this year, he expects sales to improve in the critical holiday shopping season.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart overhauls 1.4 million workers' benefitsupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 09:38:00

Wal-Mart Stores, the largest private sector employer in the country, announced major changes to retirement, medical and profit-sharing benefits it offers its 1.4 million workers.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised for positive openupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 07:46:00

U.S. stock futures climbed early Monday, boosted by a flurry of deal activity and economic optimism.

CNNMoney: Credit card outage hits Wal-Martupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 17:31:00

A Wal-Mart Stores data system failure left shoppers unable to use some credit and debit cards on Thursday, a spokesman for the world's largest retailer said.

CNNMoney: Retailers to boost holiday temp jobsupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 11:53:00

Keeping your fingers crossed for a temp job during the holiday shopping rush?

CNNMoney: Cotton shortage = Pricey T-shirts and jeansupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 14:14:00

Attention T-shirt fans: Bag those deep discounts now because come January, stores could have you paying more for your favorite clothing.

Fortune: The surprising success of the green supply chainupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 11:14:00

One year after Wal-Mart launched an ambitious plan to help its suppliers track their energy and materials use and carbon emissions, the effort has officially become a trend among corporate multinationals.

Fortune: Meet the CEO of the biggest company on earth: Full versionupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 07:11:00

It wasn't much of a honeymoon. Less than a year after Wal-Mart's new chief executive, Mike Duke, took control of the world's biggest company, he was faced with a not-so-little problem. Shortly before he became CEO in early 2009, Wal-Mart had announced, with great fanfare, Project Impact -- a plan to freshen up the stores and make them a better place to shop. For the most part it worked pretty well. The stores were cleaner and brighter, the logo's blue and yellow color scheme was warmer and more appealing, and the company embraced a catchy new slogan: "Save money. Live better." Even the yellow smiley face was dropped in favor of a perky new "spark" resembling a twinkly star. Nice.

Fortune: Meet the CEO of the biggest company on earthupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 07:10:00

It wasn't much of a honeymoon. Less than a year after Wal-Mart's new chief executive, Mike Duke, took control of the world's biggest company, he was faced with a not-so-little problem. Shortly before he became CEO in early 2009, Wal-Mart had announced, with great fanfare, Project Impact -- a plan to freshen up the stores and make them a better place to shop. For the most part it worked pretty well. The stores were cleaner and brighter, the logo's blue and yellow color scheme was warmer and more appealing, and the company embraced a catchy new slogan: "Save money. Live better." Even the yellow smiley face was dropped in favor of a perky new "spark" resembling a twinkly star. Nice.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart asks Supreme Court to halt discrimination suitupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 17:16:00

Wal-Mart has asked the Supreme Court to stop a massive gender discrimination suit that has dragged on for years, the company said Wednesday. The suit is the largest class-action employment discrimination case in U.S. history.

CNNMoney: Stocks come off week-long slumpupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 16:31:00

Stocks rallied Tuesday after a Federal Reserve regional president said fears about the central bank's outlook were "unwarranted" and investors shifted their focus to strong earnings from Wal-Mart and Home Depot.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart earnings riseupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 09:50:00

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a slightly better-than-expected second-quarter profit but missed sales estimates Tuesday, as customers of the world's largest retailer continued to curb spending. The company also raised its guidance for the full fiscal year.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for early gainsupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 09:05:00

U.S. stock futures rose early Tuesday in reaction to financial results from retail behemoth Wal-Mart and a wave of economic data.

CNNMoney: LightSquared's big gamble: A brand-new wireless networkupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 17:42:00

Watch out AT&T, Sprint and Verizon: A whole host of super-fast wireless services could be coming down the pike.

Fortune: The world's new economic landscapeupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 09:20:00

On July 1, Nestlé, a company with no experience in retailing and even less in shipbuilding, launched a 90-foot-long barge on an 18-day journey up the Amazon River in Brazil. The barge -- called Nestlé Até Você a Bordo, or Nestlé Takes You Onboard -- is stocked with more than 300 Nestlé brands, including Leche Ideal (enhanced powdered milk), Maggi (soups and seasonings), and, of course, Nescafé (the world's leading instant coffee). Small, low-priced packages of each will be showcased in river ports that are home to 800,000 Brazilians who usually travel by boat, if at all. "We are going to pick up the customer where he is," Ivan Zurita, CEO of Nestlé Brasil, has said.

ACLU sues Wal-Mart for firing employee using medical marijuanaupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 18:39:00

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart for the termination of a Michigan employee whose doctor verified his illness qualified for medical marijuana use.

Fortune: One more worry for banks: Wal-Martupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 11:40:00

America's biggest banks are in retreat, tightening lending, increasing fees, and closing branches. But one company still wants to become your neighborhood bank: Wal-Mart.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart: 500,000 new jobs worldwide in 5 yearsupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 17:09:00

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Friday it plans to create 500,000 jobs throughout the world in the next five years, saying there is tremendous opportunity for growth globally.

CNNMoney: Work at Wal-Mart, get college creditupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 15:29:00

Wal-Mart employees will soon be able to earn college credit for their on-the-job training and experience, the world's largest retailer announced Thursday.

CNNMoney: Costco wins popularity contestupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 15:30:00

Costco is the best place to shop in the United States in terms of prices, value and shopping experience, according to a recent survey of Consumer Reports' readers.

Fortune: Why Wal-Mart's sales should have everyone worriedupdated: Thu May 20 2010 08:18:00

It certainly looks like happy days are here again. Many of the nation's biggest retailers, including Saks, Hewlett-Packard, Home Depot, and Target have released cheery sales reports. April's jobs reports showing a slight increase in the workweek and pay for workers, and more hiring across the board.

CNNMoney: Stocks tumble as euro slumpsupdated: Tue May 18 2010 18:28:00

Stocks slumped Tuesday as the euro touched a fresh four-year low versus the dollar, keeping Europe's woes front and center and overshadowing better-than-expected earnings from big U.S. retailers.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart sales rise to $99.1 billionupdated: Tue May 18 2010 11:08:00

Wal-Mart reported record first-quarter sales and profits Tuesday that beat analyst expectations. Shares of the world's largest retailer rose more than 2% on the news.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart pledges $2 billion to fight hungerupdated: Wed May 12 2010 13:45:00

Wal-Mart and its charitable foundation will commit $2 billion to help fight hunger in the United States, the company said Wednesday.

Fortune: What Goldman Sachs can learn from Wal-Martupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 13:23:00

Goldman Sachs has a public relations problem; of that there is no doubt. Even to those of us who found some of the questions in Monday's Senate hearings as baffling as Goldman's own executives did -- and felt bizarre sympathy at their struggles to answer a number of questions that seemed remarkably off point and ill-worded -- it's nevertheless difficult to miss the whiff of moral bankruptcy hanging about the place.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart's bad PR comes at a bad timeupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 14:01:00

Wal-Mart has again found itself facing some bad publicity on the labor relations front after a federal appeals court certified the largest gender discrimination class action lawsuit in U.S. history on Monday.

Court: Wal-Mart gender pay lawsuit can go to trialupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 13:08:00

A federal appeals court has certified the largest class-action employment lawsuit in U.S. history, in a long-standing dispute against retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. over alleged gender bias in pay and promotions.

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