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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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  • Half-million of Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises

    Half-million of Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers' paychecks will help it boost its bottom line. The nation's largest private employer announced on Thursday that it's giving a raise to about half-million U.S. workers as part of a $1 billion...
  • Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises

    Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs. As part of its biggest investment in worker training and pay...
  • Wal-Mart pay hike may put pressure on other low-paying industries

     Wal-Mart pay hike may put pressure on other low-paying industries
    Wal-Mart's advertising slogan is "Save money, live better," but for years the world's largest retailer has been criticized for not paying its workers enough to do that. Now, facing rising minimum wages in California and other states, competition for...
  • Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises

    Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises
    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs. As part of its biggest...
  • Forbes List: 10 richest people in the world

    Bill Gates, the founder of technology company Microsoft Corp., topped Forbes' 2015 list of the world's top billionaires for the second straight year. In 2013, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu was on top. He ranked second this time. Forbes said it...
  • Investor urges Staples to merge with Office Depot

    Investor urges Staples to merge with Office Depot
    Activist investor Starboard Value LP has written a letter to Staples' CEO, urging a merger with Boca Raton-based Office Depot. The investor has about a 10 percent stake in Office Depot and about 5 percent in Staples, both office-supply retailers....
  • Merchants lose bid to force lower debit card swipe fees

    Merchants lose bid to force lower debit card swipe fees
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by retailers seeking to force the Federal Reserve to impose lower fees on the more than $1.4 trillion in debit card transactions processed by Visa and MasterCard and big banks. The court's denial, made...
  • Costco near deal with new credit card issuer

    Costco near deal with new credit card issuer
    NEW YORK — Costco Wholesale Corp., acknowledging its split with American Express Co., said Friday that it is close to reaching a deal with a new credit card company for exclusive rights to serve the giant retailer's customers. Costco should be...
  • Once a crusader against big money, Gov. Brown is collecting millions

    Once a crusader against big money, Gov. Brown is collecting millions
    Twenty years ago, one of the first callers to Jerry Brown's radio show, "We the People," asked whether campaign money had influenced him as governor in the 1970s and '80s. "You bet I was influenced," he said. "You think you can collect $10 million or...
  • Activitist investor Starboard wants Staples, Office Depot to merge

    Activitist investor Starboard wants Staples, Office Depot to merge
    Activist investor Starboard Value wants to merge office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Starboard, known for its aggressive shareholder activism, disclosed a 5.1 percent stake in...
  • Private equity firm to buy PetSmart

    Private equity firm to buy PetSmart
    Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc succumbed to calls from some shareholders for a sale on Sunday with an agreement to be bought by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year. At a time...