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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:20:00

Organizations rally for tax fairness at Capitol

Representatives from Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), along with other local organizations, will speak on tax and budget fairness at a rally at the Capitol today at noon. The event, part of a series called "Truthful Tuesdays" coincides with the income tax deadline today.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:26:00

Walmart partnering with Wild Oats to offer cheap organic food

Walmart's steady march toward domination has a new (and inevitable) turn: "everyday low prices" for organic food. The retail behemoth is partnering with Wild Oats to offer a range of organic food that will be sold at around 25 percent less than similar options sold elsewhere.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 14:21:00

Food stamps represents big business for Walmart

Marketplace and Slate examine the business side of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and find, not surprisingly, that the funds are a significant part of big box store's business models.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 16:03:00

Walmart recalls dolls due to burn risk

My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care baby dolls are too hot to handle.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 17:50:00

Walmart business model relies on food stamps

Food stamp cuts hurt Walmart's bottom line. And they hurt low-income people in Arkansas too, but let them eat iPhones, says Tom Cotton.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 08:22:00

Walmart starts blogging today

Some time today, Walmart is supposed to unveil on its corporate website a new blog to communicate with stockholders and anyone else who wants to talk with the giant retailer. Public comments will be permitted, though it's not yet clear if they'll be pre-screened.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 06:34:00

Walmart announces a dividend increase

Walmart announced this morning an increase in the company's stock dividend from $1.88 to $1.92 a share, or slightly more than a 2 percent increase. More than half of that increase will accrue to the benefit of the family of founder Sam Walton.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 08:00:00

Food stamp cuts hurt Walmart. Now there's a constituent Tom Cotton might care about.

I hardly need to elaborate on the screen shot from CNN. Yes, you read correctly.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 07:31:00

Walmart pressures employees into political contributions

Walmart gets busted here for essentially bribing employees to make contributions to the company's PAC, by matching their contributions 2-for-1 for favorite charities of the employees.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 12:08:00

8th Circuit allows Walmart bribery suit to proceed in federal court

The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals today overruled federal Judge Susan Hickey and said a shareholder lawsuit over allegations of bribery in Mexico by Walmart officials could proceed in federal court in Texarkana despite a similar, parallel lawsuit in Delaware state 

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 09:14:00

Walmart names new CEO

Walmart announced today that the company's board of directors have named Doug McMillon, 47, to serve as its next president and CEO.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 13:37:00

How Walmart could pay workers a better wage

Walmart has been taking a bit of a p.r. hit over the wages it pays employees after an Ohio branch of the retail giant held a food drive for its own workers, who were unable to afford groceries for Thanksgiving.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 13:15:00

Walmart passes out some promotions

Amid criticism of its low pay and large part-time workforce, Walmart made a PR move today with visits to selected stores to announce promotions to 25,000 employees among its 1.3-million workforce.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 11:39:00

Walmart moving thousands of part-time workers to full-time status

A Forbes columnist, Rick Ungar, analyzes the announcement this week by Walmart that it would be moving 35,000 part-time workers to full-time status.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 14:21:00

Walmart to allow same-sex partners to participate in company benefits

This is big. Will the Republican delegation from Northwest Arkansas mount the picket lines at Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, such as the Bentonville representative who led the legislature to adopt a resolution affirming the General Assembly's belief in the rightness of discrimination against homosexuals?

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:36:00

Walmart hires Dan Bartlett, former George W. Bush spokesman, as executive VP

Walmart has announced the hiring of Dan Bartlett as executive vice president for corporate affairs.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 22:50:25

White House budgeting goes the Walmart way

One last note before happy hour: An e-mail from Walmart corporate communications on President Obama's nomination of Walmart Foundation President Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget “We congratulate Sylvia on her nomination by President Obama to be director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 11:49:56

Walmart 'freaking out' about the economy

From The Washington Post's Wonkblog: “Well, we just had one of those weeks here at Walmart U.S. Where are all the customers?

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 06:31:17

Walmart to make veterans hiring commitment

New York Tines reports that Walmart will announce today a plan to hire every veteran who wants a job.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 06:29:18

UPDATE: Walmart backs state's new idea for covering health costs

Walmart and Gov. Mike Beebe have an announcement coming today on the state's effort to move Medicaid and other insurance to move away from fee-for-service reimbursement for health care.

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