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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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  • Wal-Mart, amid weak earnings and storms, to focus on smaller stores

    If Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings were any indication, the economy could use some shaping up. The Bentonville, Ark., giant, the largest retailer in the world, said its profit for the three-month period ended Jan. 31, plunged 21%...
  • Unemployment rate for recent veterans edged down to 9% in 2013

    Unemployment rate for recent veterans edged down to 9% in 2013
    The unemployment rate for veterans who have served since September 2011, referred to as Gulf War-era II veterans, declined to 9% in 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. That's down from 9.9% in 2012, according to data from the Current...
  • Cherokee is making a name for itself in more nations

    Cherokee is making a name for itself in more nations
    In its bleakest days in the mid-1990s, Cherokee Inc. realized it had overlooked a key asset — its name. The Cherokee brand, which began as a shoe line in 1973, evolved into a Van Nuys clothing manufacturing company focused on women and juniors...
  • Grocery chain Safeway in talks to sell itself

    Safeway Inc. said Wednesday it is in talks about potentially selling itself, finally addressing buyout rumors that began last year after the grocery giant deflected a takeover bid. The Pleasanton, Calif., company, which operates the Vons and Pavilions...
  • Wal-Mart creates $10-million fund to spur U.S. manufacturing

    Wal-Mart creates $10-million fund to spur U.S. manufacturing
    Wal-Mart announced Thursday it would create a $10-million fund to help support and spur innovation in U.S. manufacturing.  Bill Simon, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s U.S. president, outlined some of the details of the fund at the United States Conference of...
  • Wal-Mart mistakenly offers absurd deals on its website

    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,...
  • Wal-Mart gets a new CEO: Doug McMillon replaces Mike Duke

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s board members on Monday elected a new chief executive and president to replace Mike Duke, 63. Doug McMillon, 47, is scheduled to take the reins on Feb. 1, the company said, about four years after Duke stepped into the...
  • Wal-Mart starts offering online holiday deals -- a month early

    Wal-Mart starts offering online holiday deals -- a month early
    Most Halloween candy is still sitting uneaten in pillowcases, but retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are already kicking off their Christmas promotions in hopes of surviving harsh holiday conditions this year. Bargain basement deals normally...
  • Wal-Mart's pre-holiday sales disappoint: Bad omen for the economy?

    Wal-Mart's pre-holiday sales disappoint: Bad omen for the economy?
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday reported lower-than-expected fiscal third-quarter revenue and another drop in a key U.S. sales figure. The retail giant also reduced its full-year forecast for the second time. All this just before the key holiday...
  • Illinois, 27 other states ask major retailers to stop selling tobacco

    Illinois, 27 other states ask major retailers to stop selling tobacco
    A group of 28 U.S. attorneys general is urging chief executive officers of five major retailers, including Walmart, to stop selling tobacco products, saying it is contradictory to carry such items in stores that also provide health care services. The...
  • Maryland, 27 other states ask major retailers to stop selling tobacco

    Maryland, 27 other states ask major retailers to stop selling tobacco
    A group of 28 U.S. attorneys general -- including Maryland's Douglas Gansler -- is urging chief executive officers of five major retailers, including Walmart, to stop selling tobacco products, saying it is contradictory to carry such items in stores...