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Price War: Walmart Is Latest to Drop Price of iPhone 5c

Price War: Walmart Is Latest to Drop Price of iPhone 5c

Apple, Inc.(NEW YORK) — The iPhone 5c price drop war is on. After Best Buy announced Thursday that it was planning to offer Apple’s iPhone 5c for $50 with a two-year contract — nearly half of Apple’s $99 price — Walmart has announced that it will of…

Twinkies Return to Store Shelves Early at Wal-Mart

Twinkies Return to Store Shelves Early at Wal-Mart

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hostess Brands LLC has begun to return Twinkies to some store shelves three days ahead of the announced national roll-out.Twinkies are already available at many Wal-Mart stores, despite previous announ…

Ariz. Couple Sues Walmart over Kids’ Bath Photos

Ariz. Couple Sues Walmart over Kids’ Bath Photos

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — In 2008, Lisa and Anthony “A.J.” Demaree took their three young daughters on a trip to San Diego. They returned home to Arizona and brought photos of their then 5, 4 and 1 1/2 year old daughters to a…

Walmart Blames Tax Increases for Poor Sales

Walmart Blames Tax Increases for Poor Sales

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Walmart is having the worst start to a sales month in seven years and top executives are blaming new payroll taxes for having a bad impact on their business, according to internal memos leaked to Bloomberg news…

Veterans Group: Walmart’s Veterans Initiative Is Step in ‘Right Direction’

Veterans Group: Walmart’s Veterans Initiative Is Step in ‘Right Direction’

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Walmart’s promise to hire any honorably discharged veteran in his or her first 12 months off active duty seems like a noble one, but how good is the pay?In the U.S., the average wage for a full-time hourl…

Walmart to Roll Out Program to Hire More than 100K Vets

Walmart to Roll Out Program to Hire More than 100K Vets

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Walmart is reportedly going to announce on Tuesday a plan to hire almost any veteran who wants a job, marking one of the biggest job commitments ever made by a company.The New York Times reports that America’s …

Walmart to Roll Out Program to Hire More than 100K Vets

Walmart to Roll Out Program to Hire More than 100K Vets

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Walmart announced on Tuesday that it is rolling out a program this year to hire almost any veteran who wants a job, marking one of the biggest job commitments ever made by a company.The effort is set to begin o…

Biden to Meet with NRA, Walmart on Day Two of Gun Talks

Biden to Meet with NRA, Walmart on Day Two of Gun Talks

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden will start day two of this week’s meetings on gun violence on Thursday, and the participants in the latest round of talks will include two powerhouses in the gun industry — the National Rifle Associatio…

Walmart Reverses Stance, Will Attend Biden Gun Meeting

Walmart Reverses Stance, Will Attend Biden Gun Meeting

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Representatives from Walmart, one of the largest sellers of firearms in the U.S., will attend gun violence meetings with Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday after initially turning down the invitation, a spo…

Walmart Slashes Prices on Apple iPhone 5 and iPad

Walmart Slashes Prices on Apple iPhone 5 and iPad

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK)– If you’ve been waiting for the iPhone 5 or an iPad with a Retina Display to drop in price, you can now do a little dance. Walmart has started to carry the iPhone 5 and third-generation iPad at a steep disc…

Report: Walmart, Kroger Among Bidders for Hostess Brands

Report: Walmart, Kroger Among Bidders for Hostess Brands

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Who’s looking to snatch up Hostess Brands following the company’s plans to liquidate?  According to Bloomberg, Walmart and Kroger are among the two dozen bidders interested in the maker of …

Walmart Worker Says She Was Fired for Praying with Customer

Walmart Worker Says She Was Fired for Praying with Customer

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A former pharmacist at a Walmart in California said she was fired by the retail giant because of her Christian beliefs.  Now, she is suing for religious discrimination, saying the store claimed to have cau…

Suspected Shoplifter Dies After Confrontation with Walmart Employees

Suspected Shoplifter Dies After Confrontation with Walmart Employees

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LITHONIA, Ga.) — A man suspected of shoplifting two DVD players from a Lithonia, Ga., Walmart on Sunday died after an altercation with two store employees and a contract security guard, prompting a police investigation.The…

Walmart, Retailers Boom on Black Friday

Walmart, Retailers Boom on Black Friday

Darren Hauck/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Walmart defied the threat of protests to claim the busiest Black Friday in its history, and indications are that earlier store openings and a rebounding economy pushed sales well above last year’s level.Bolstered …

Two Shot Outside Florida Walmart

Two Shot Outside Florida Walmart

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(TALLAHASSE, Fla.) — Two people were shot outside a Walmart in Florida on Black Friday, one of a rash of fights, robberies and other incidents that have cropped up on one of the most ballyhooed shopping days of the year.The…

Black Friday Walmart Protest for Concerned Pet Owners

Black Friday Walmart Protest for Concerned Pet Owners

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In addition to walk-outs by striking employees, this Black Friday, the nation’s largest retailer will be dealing with walk-ins by concerned pet owners. Pet lovers will be marching into Walmarts across the count…

Black Friday Shopping Kicks Off After Thanksgiving Dinner

Black Friday Shopping Kicks Off After Thanksgiving Dinner

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Black Friday is the Super Bowl of retail, but some of the nation’s largest big-box stores can’t wait until the day after Thanksgiving to open their doors to shoppers eager to grab great deals the same day as th…

Labor Board Calls Walmart Strike Decision ‘Complex’

Labor Board Calls Walmart Strike Decision ‘Complex’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has not yet decided whether to stop planned Black Friday protests in front of Walmart stores, calling the allegations that a union is conducting illegal picketing “comp…

Walmart, Amazon Roll Out Same-Day Delivery for Online Orders

Walmart, Amazon Roll Out Same-Day Delivery for Online Orders

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Just in time for the holiday shopping season, two retailing giants are gearing up for same-day package delivery for goods purchased online. Walmart to Go is being test marketed in several cities across the country.&nb…

Walmart, Amex Roll Out New Prepaid Card

Walmart, Amex Roll Out New Prepaid Card

Bluebird by American Express and Walmart(NEW YORK) — Walmart and American Express announced Monday morning that they would make available a refillable prepaid card for consumers tired of banking fees.The company said the card is an “alternative …

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