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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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  • Home entertainment business grows 2% in first half

    Home entertainment business grows 2% in first half
    The home entertainment business is growing again, albeit slowly, despite the fact that people continue to spend less on DVDs. After years of declines, total consumer spending on movies for home use grew 2% in the first half of the year to $8.63 billion....
  • A sour economic signal: Wal-Mart misses expectations, cuts outlook

    A sour economic signal: Wal-Mart misses expectations, cuts outlook
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, cut its outlook for the rest of the year after reporting second-quarter earnings that fell below expectations. The disappointing performance, coupled with pessimistic forecasts from Macy’...
  • Stocks drop sharply on Fed stimulus fears

    NEW YORK — Encouraging signs for the labor market caused alarm on Wall Street as investors sped up a broad sell-off, fueled by worries the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus. Major U.S. indexes closed sharply lower Thursday as yet...
  • California unemployment rate rises, but so does job growth

    California unemployment rate rises, but so does job growth
    California's economy sent out mixed signals in July: The unemployment rate inched up, but employers still added 38,100 jobs, one of the biggest gains for the state since the recession officially ended in February 2010. The jobless rate ticked up to 8.7%...
  • Wal-Mart extends health insurance to workers' same-sex partners

    Wal-Mart extends health insurance to workers' same-sex partners
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest private employer in the country, plans to start offering health coverage next year to domestic partners of full-time employees – including those in same-sex relationships. The extension, outlined in a postcard...
  • Wal-Mart protesters set to march from downtown L.A. to Chinatown

    Wal-Mart protesters set to march from downtown L.A. to Chinatown
    In what organizers expect to be the largest demonstration since last year's Black Friday protests, labor-backed activists are set to rally and march Thursday against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in downtown L.A., calling for better jobs. The Los Angeles...
  • Arsenic levels in rice too low for short-term risk: FDA

    Arsenic levels in rice too low for short-term risk: FDA
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that after testing 1,300 samples of rice and rice products, it has determined the amount of detectable arsenic is too low to cause immediate or short-term negative health effects....
  • Union leader denounces corporate and judicial excess

    Union leader denounces corporate and judicial excess
    The leader of the nation's largest labor federation denounced several top American corporations and the U.S. Supreme Court for contributing to the erosion of the middle class. In a fiery speech to thousands of union members at the AFL-CIO convention...
  • Wal-Mart reports weak 1st-quarter sales, blames weather, tax issues

    Wal-Mart reports weak 1st-quarter sales, blames weather, tax issues
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported slight upticks in revenue and profit in its first quarter, but the retail behemoth still missed Wall Street’s expectations and watched its stock suffer in morning trading. The Bentonville, Ark., mega-chain blamed...
  • 99 Cents Only chain lays off 160 workers

    99 Cents Only Stores Inc. has laid off about 160 workers as the company sought to streamline costs and stay competitive. No stores will be closed and no employers or managers at any of the chain's 332 stores were affected in Tuesday's move, according to...
  • Rumors of buyout talks drive Safeway stock gains

    Rumors of buyout talks drive Safeway stock gains
    Safeway Inc. shares have climbed for two straight days on speculation of a buyout offer just weeks after the grocery giant deflected another potential takeover. Buyout rumors erupted this week on reports that private equity firm Cerberus Capital...