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Black Friday: Retailers, Shoppers Preparing for Big Day

Black Friday: Retailers, Shoppers Preparing for Big Day

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Retailers are preparing for a stampede of shoppers on Black Friday, some of whom have already begun camping outside of stores, eager to get the best deals first.Nearly one in four Americans, 86 million total, hit the stores on Bla…

Pre-Holiday Heist Targets Layaway Gifts

Pre-Holiday Heist Targets Layaway Gifts

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(TAYLOR, Pa.) — The holiday season isn’t here yet, but a group of real-life grinches has already caused trouble at two Pennsylvania Wal-Mart stores.Police say the group of thieves, which they believe consists of three…

Wal-Mart Workers Threaten to Walk Off the Job on Black Friday

Wal-Mart Workers Threaten to Walk Off the Job on Black Friday

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The latest news in the Wal-Mart labor protests, which have included walkouts and marches in Dallas, San Diego, Chicago and Los Angeles, is the threat of a strike on Black Friday. That’s the day after Thanksgivi…

Wal-Mart Workers Protest Working Conditions

Wal-Mart Workers Protest Working Conditions

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Dozens of Wal-Mart workers in 12 cities plan to walk off the job to protest the store’s working conditions, and some are headed to Bentonville, Ark., where the company will hold its shareholder meeting Wednesda…

Wal-Mart to Hire More Than 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Wal-Mart to Hire More Than 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Wal-Mart is getting into the spirit of the season by hiring thousands of temporary workers for the holidays. The big-box retailer says it will offer more hours to current employees, and bring in more than 50,00…

Wal-Mart to Hire More Than 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Wal-Mart to Hire More Than 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Wal-Mart is getting into the spirit of the season by hiring thousands of temporary workers for the holidays. The big-box retailer says it will offer more hours to current employees, and bring in more than 50,00…

Wal-Mart Critics Pounce on Bribery Scandal

Wal-Mart Critics Pounce on Bribery Scandal

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Wal-Mart’s critics say they are not surprised by charges that the giant retailer paid bribes in Mexico to get its way.  Some hope the Mexico scandal, which could wind up costing Wal-Mart billions in fines,…

Wal-Mart de Mexico Engaged in Widespread Bribery, NYTimes Reports

Wal-Mart de Mexico Engaged in Widespread Bribery, NYTimes Reports

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A senior Wal-Mart lawyer claims the company’s largest foreign subsidiary, Wal-Mart de Mexico, engaged in widespread bribery totaling over $24 million, The New York Times reported.Wal-Mart de Mexico report…

Walmart Pulls Formula following Baby’s Death

Walmart Pulls Formula following Baby’s Death

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News(WASHINGTON) — The death of a 10-day-old Missouri infant from what early tests indicate was a bacterial infection has prompted Walmart to pull cans of infant formula from 3,000 of its stores nationwide. The company pulled 12…

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