| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:49 PM
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....
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:30 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 3:37 PM
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. topped the ranks of corporate giving in 2012, climbing ahead of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., according to a new survey of 100 companies released Sunday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Wells Fargo gave away $315.8 million...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:05 AM
SIOUX FALLS - Residents who oppose a proposed new Wal-Mart store in a residential Sioux Falls neighborhood have submitted petitions seeking a public vote next April on the rezoning of land to accommodate the 180,000-square-foot...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:58 AM
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...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:27 AM
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday it will offer health insurance benefits to domestic partners of its U.S. employees starting next year, following the lead of other major companies.
The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:55 AM
The state has purchased a Sam's Club warehouse in Anchorage for the new Geological Materials Center. The center, currently located in Eagle River, is billed as the central repository in which geologic materials, collected throughout Alaska, are cataloged,...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. topped the list of the world's most profitable companies with an annual haul of $44.9 billion for its most recent fiscal year.
Following closely behind at No. 2 is technology firm Apple Inc., which raked in earnings of $41....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:29 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Blackstone Group, the New York-based private equity group, announced Tuesday it would hire 50,000 military veterans over the next five years across its various businesses.
The company said it is partnering with the White House, which is leading an...