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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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  • Retail sales warm up in May amid good weather

    Retail sales in May had their best month since January, as warmer weather and a stock market rally drew out shoppers who had spent March and April cooped up indoors. Same-store sales across the board rose an estimated 3.9%, slightly beating expectations...
  • Wal-Mart, Kroger said to be bidding for Twinkies maker Hostess

    Wal-Mart, Kroger said to be bidding for Twinkies maker Hostess
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Ralph’s owner Kroger Co. and Sara Lee parent Grupo Bimbo are all said to be in the running to buy up assets from liquidating Twinkies maker Hostess, according to a report this week. The companies, along with Midwest baked...
  • Wal-Mart: Tax refund delay, high gas prices to flatten sales

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. beat expectations for its most recent fiscal quarter, but the world’s largest retailer is now warning that higher payroll taxes, income tax refund delays and lofty gas prices will cause stagnant sales during the current quarter....
  • Retail sales rise 5.8%, but cold weather and payroll taxes sting

    Retail sales rise 5.8%, but cold weather and payroll taxes sting
    Shoppers trod carefully in January, lured into stores by retailers dangling post-holiday clearance deals but spending sparingly to balance out higher payroll taxes and lingering economic uncertainty. Same-store sales at major retailers such as...
  • Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste cases, to pay $81 million

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. admitted to improperly handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its stores nationwide, pleading guilty Tuesday to several federal criminal and civil counts and agreeing to pay more than $81 million. The accusations against...
  • Wal-Mart's fresh produce promise: Fewer middlemen, faster groceries

    Wal-Mart's fresh produce promise: Fewer middlemen, faster groceries
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest produce seller, is trying to keep pace with rival grocery stores by freshening up its selection of fruits and vegetables. On Monday, the Bentonville, Ark., mega-retailer unveiled a new initiative to...
  • 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...
  • Wal-Mart, Humana reward healthy food purchases

    Wal-Mart, Humana reward healthy food purchases
    (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, is joining with healthcare insurer Humana Inc to trim the cost of healthy foods for some customers. More than 1 million members of Humana's healthy rewards program will get a 5 percent credit...
  • Activists grill producers of modified corn

    Activists grill producers of modified corn
    As the Midwest crunches into sweet corn season, a new type will be appearing on grocery store shelves — even though shoppers have no way to recognize it. It's genetically modified sweet corn from the biotech giant Monsanto, engineered to resist a...
  • Retailers hope back-to-school season will boost spending

    Retailers hope back-to-school season will boost spending
    It's the height of summer, but inside many Baltimore-area stores, fall has arrived. While shoppers sorted through racks of discounted shorts and tank tops, retailers at White Marsh Mall began displaying school backpacks and uniforms. Area Target stores...
  • Gov. Brown targets enterprise-zone tax credits

     Gov. Brown targets enterprise-zone tax credits
    SACRAMENTO — A battle is raging over a California program that grants businesses tax breaks for creating jobs but prevents the public from knowing who got them and why. At issue are enterprise zones, which were established to boost employment in...