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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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  • 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...
  • Covered California's plan to partner with Wal-Mart is criticized

    California officials face mounting criticism from union leaders over plans to let retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. enroll shoppers in President Obama's healthcare expansion. The state wants employees at Wal-Mart and other retailers to help consumers...
  • 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...
  • Portrait studios suddenly close in Sears, some Wal-Marts

    Portrait studios suddenly close in Sears, some Wal-Marts
    Portrait studios at Sears and some Wal-Mart stores — the scenes of innumerable family photos — have unexpectedly closed as their operator, CPI Corp., goes out of business. The portrait provider said in a statement on its website that all...
  • 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...
  • Stocks coast to sixth weekly advance as rally continues

    Stocks coast to sixth weekly advance as rally continues
    There is a moment in every bull market when investors worry more about missing gains than suffering losses. The current rally appears to have reached that point. The market coasted to its sixth straight weekly advance Friday, propelled by optimism...