| May 5, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Republicans should read this carefully: Businesses are not running away from California. ("Was Toyota driven out of California? Not so fast," May 1)
Wal-Mart, which realized several years ago that it could no longer adequately service its California...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Employers across California increasingly are cutting labor costs by using long-term temporary workers — and not employees — to pick crops, sew garments, clean hotel rooms, flip burgers and toil in a range of low-wage industries.
| May 7, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Shares in Whole Foods Market Inc. on Wednesday dropped 20 percent after the company cut its 2014 same-store sales and earnings forecast for the third time amid rising competition in the natural and organic grocery sector.
Austin, Texas-based Whole...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:41 PM
President Obama spotlighted Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Friday as part of a clean energy initiative.
Obama, who spoke at a Wal-Mart in Mountain View, Calif., announced executive actions intended to increase energy efficiency in buildings and vehicles. He...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:52 PM
SACRAMENTO — A battle is raging over a California program that grants businesses tax breaks for creating jobs but prevents the public from knowing who got them and why.
At issue are enterprise zones, which were established to boost employment in...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:56 PM
NEW YORK CITY -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next decade in areas like sporting goods and high-end appliances in what the world's largest retailer called a bid to help boost the U.S. economy.
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Ralph’s owner Kroger Co. and Sara Lee parent Grupo Bimbo are all said to be in the running to buy up assets from liquidating Twinkies maker Hostess, according to a report this week.
The companies, along with Midwest baked...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Shoppers trod carefully in January, lured into stores by retailers dangling post-holiday clearance deals but spending sparingly to balance out higher payroll taxes and lingering economic uncertainty.
Same-store sales at major retailers such as...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. beat expectations for its most recent fiscal quarter, but the world’s largest retailer is now warning that higher payroll taxes, income tax refund delays and lofty gas prices will cause stagnant sales during the current quarter....
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:50 PM
A dispute between the owner of an 11-acre site in Remington and the developer that plans to build a Walmart-anchored shopping center there has thrown the project's future into doubt.
Twenty Fifth Street LLC, the property owner, filed Wednesday in...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a "technical error" caused its website to offer absurdly low pricing Wednesday morning, touching off a buying frenzy.
Many products were more than 90% off their list price, with televisions and computer monitors going for $8,...