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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Haggen chain to buy 146 Vons, Pavilions, Albertsons, Safeway stores

    Haggen chain to buy 146 Vons, Pavilions, Albertsons, Safeway stores
    A supermarket David is gulping down a Goliath. Next spring, Southern California shoppers will see a new name replacing some of their old grocery standbys: Haggen Inc. The tiny Pacific Northwest chain is buying 146 Vons, Pavilions, Albertsons and...
  • 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...
  • Wal-Mart CEO vows to improve opportunities, end minimum wage pay

    Wal-Mart CEO vows to improve opportunities, end minimum wage pay
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to improve opportunities for its employees so that in the future there will no longer be a few thousand workers on its payroll making minimum wage, the chief executive of the world's top retailer said on Wednesday. The act of...
  • More retailers announce earlier opening times on Thanksgiving

    More retailers announce earlier opening times on Thanksgiving
    The turkey-and-gravy window is getting smaller again. Retailers are stumbling over one another to announce ever-earlier opening times on Thanksgiving as they race to woo Black Friday shoppers with deep discounts during hours usually reserved for...
  • Sears explores sale through leaseback deal

    (Reuters) - Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp said it was exploring the conversion of 200-300 stores to a real estate investment trust (REIT), which it would offer to shareholders to raise cash. Sears shares were up 27 percent at $41.39 in...
  • Chevron is still going strong after 135 years

    At 135 years and counting, the oil company now known as Chevron Corp. is one of California's oldest survival stories. Chevron traces its history to 1879 when Pacific Coast Oil Co. was founded. It was bought, in 1900, by the vast industrial empire of the...
  • Amazon.com to open first brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan, report says

    Amazon.com to open first brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan, report says
    The line is getting even more blurry between online retailing and physical shopping: Amazon.com, the e-commerce giant that has put fear in the hearts of brick-and-mortar retailers, appears to be going old-school this holiday season and reportedly...