| 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 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....
| 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,...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:05 AM
(MCT) - When ConAgra ponied up about $5 billion for St. Louis-based Ralcorp recently, the Omaha-based conglomerate did something that food companies have been doing for a while: It got a lot bigger.
ConAgra Foods Inc., which produces some 60 brand...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:56 PM
NEW YORK CITY -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next decade in areas like sporting goods and high-end appliances in what the world's largest retailer called a bid to help boost the U.S. economy.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:58 AM
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Workers trapped in the wreckage of a collapsed factory building in Bangladesh cried out for help Thursday, as rescuers struggled to reach survivors of a disaster that killed at least 149 people and reignited questions...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Portrait studios at Sears and some Wal-Mart stores — the scenes of innumerable family photos — have unexpectedly closed as their operator, CPI Corp., goes out of business.
The portrait provider said in a statement on its website that all...