| Mar 28, 2015
| 6:10 PM
Before Fidel Sanchez led protest marches this month against growers in Baja California, he fought for higher wages from tomato farmers in Florida.
Justino Herrera, who dons an Army fatigue jacket during labor talks, once led a work stoppage against an...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:30 PM
The Mexican government and Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, have announced steps to improve the lives of the nation's farmworkers, two months after a Los Angeles Times investigation detailed labor abuses at Mexican agribusinesses that supply...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:37 PM
President Obama appears to have warmed up to Wal-Mart, much to the frustration of his party's labor wing.
As a candidate for president six years ago, the then-senator from Illinois reportedly declared he would not shop at the mega-retailer long targeted...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Harold Blitzer, of Boynton Beach, claimed the June 25 Mega Money jackpot of $500,000 at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. Blitzer chose the one-time, lump-sum payment option for his winnings of $385,819.25.
The winning Quick Pick ticket...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Twinkies, reintroduced with a longer shelf life, are hitting Walmart's shelves ahead of schedule. The Hostess snack cakes, which will be available widely Monday, were spotted at stores in Florida and elsewhere as early as today.
Calls to Southern...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Paula Deen may be in crisis mode, but who better to call a supporter than fellow Food Network alum and domestic comeback queen Martha Stewart? On Wednesday night's episode of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," Stewart expressed sympathy for Deen's current...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Twinkies are slimming down, just in time for their close-up.
As Twinkies show up on store shelves nationwide again, consumers may notice something different -- and not just the packaging touting the "sweetest comeback." The new line of Twinkies will...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Walmart will offer a refund to shoppers who are not happy with their produce purchase, a company news release said Monday.
The new Fresh Produce Guarantee promises that shoppers who ask for a refund on their produce puchase will be given one "no...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When the tires on their Dodge Caravan had worn so thin that the steel belts were showing through, Don and Florence Cherry couldn't afford to buy a new set.
So they decided to rent instead.
The Rich Square, N.C., couple last September agreed to pay...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Do you have a cool, innovative product to sell? Walmart wants to know.
The retailer has launched the second “Get on the Shelf” competition, giving inventors and entrepreneurs a chance to have their products sold online at Walmart.com and...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Critical violations of state sanitation and safety laws recently observed by inspectors at five South Florida restaurants prompted the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation to cite the owners and briefly suspend operations.