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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wal-Mart laying off 2,300 Sam's Club managers and hourly workers

    Wal-Mart laying off 2,300 Sam's Club managers and hourly workers
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is laying off 2,300 employees in its Sam’s Club division as it tries to make its workforce leaner. In total, 2% of the 116,000 Sam’s Club employees in the U.S. will lose their jobs. Employees were being informed of 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...
  • Wal-Mart lowers forecast due to food stamp cuts, bad weather

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Friday that U.S. sales figures for its fiscal fourth quarter would probably come in below earlier forecasts when they’re announced Feb. 20 due to the effects of volatile weather and cuts to the federal food stamp program....
  • Wal-Mart spending $452 million on Canadian expansion

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is plunging nearly 500 million Canadian dollars, or $452 million, into its efforts in the next year to dominate the retail landscape in the Great White North. The discounter’s Canadian unit said Tuesday that it will spend $339...
  • 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%...
  • Attorneys general urge retailers to follow CVS and end tobacco sales

    Attorneys general urge retailers to follow CVS and end tobacco sales
    Twenty-eight attorneys general from 24 states, three U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. are pressuring five retailers, including Walgreen Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to follow the move by CVS Caremark Corp. and end sales of tobacco.  CVS Caremark...
  • Appeals court upholds Fed's 21-cent cap on retailer 'swipe fees'

    A Federal Reserve rule allowing banks to charge retailers 21 cents to process debit-card transactions has been upheld by a federal appeals panel, a blow to big merchants such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. A lower court judge invalidated the...
  • California pitches Obamacare at CVS, Ralphs as deadline nears

    Milk, bread and Obamacare. Ahead of the March 31 enrollment deadline, the Covered California exchange said Friday that it reached a deal with pharmacy giant CVS Caremark Corp. and the Ralphs grocery chain to promote the healthcare law inside their...
  • Health chief Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare rollout, resigns

    WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama's landmark health law, has resigned as Health and Human Services secretary after more than five years. In her place, the president plans as...