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Officer shoots hatchet-wielding woman at Wal-Mart

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. — A police officer fatally shot a developmentally disabled woman inside a Wisconsin Wal-Mart after she refused to drop a hatchet she had grabbed from a shelf, authorities say.Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said the woman was shopping with...

Date: 04/09/2016 | Nation & World


Wal-Mart to give pay raises to most workers

NEW YORK — The vast majority of Wal-Mart’s U.S. employees will get raises as part of the world’s largest retailer’s previously announced commitment to invest in its workforce as it faces pressure from labor-backed groups and seeks to retain workers in a tighter labor force.

Date: 01/21/2016 | Business Wire


Retailers cut shipping fees to counter weak sales

NEW YORK — Stung by a spending slowdown, more retailers are offering free online shipping, giving consumers a holiday gift but cutting into profits.

Date: 12/24/2015 | Business Wire


Retails sales rise in November as shopping picks up

WASHINGTON — Holiday shoppers are off to a solid but unspectacular start as retail sales registered a modest gain in November.The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent to $448 billion last month. This marks an...

Date: 12/11/2015 | Business Wire


High veteran unemployment appears to be in the past

Wal-Mart says it met its goal of hiring 100,000 military veterans and has upped its commitment to 250,000.A coalition of more than 200 other companies has scrapped its original objective of hiring 100,000 vets and vowed this month to make a million hires.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Nation & World


Target discounts bring success, some headaches

NEW YORK — Target Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell has gotten more aggressive with holiday discounts during his second year of a turnaround effort, a strategy that is undercutting some rivals on price while also bringing headaches.

Date: 12/02/2015 | Business Wire


Black Friday begins to fizzle out

NEW YORK — The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonanza on the day after Thanksgiving. And forget the fisticuffs over flat-screen TVs.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Business Wire


What’s the best day to shop for gifts online?

The holiday shopping season is about to begin in full force. But you may not want to wait until Black Friday to start hunting for deals — especially if you’re shopping online.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Business Wire


Dinosaur claws join annual list of dangerous toys

BOSTON — Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie “Jurassic World” and a quick-folding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group’s annual list of hazardous toys released Wednesday.

Date: 11/18/2015 | Business Wire


Best Buy to drop all shipping charges starting Sunday

NEW YORK — Best Buy, the nation’s largest consumer electronic chain, will drop all restrictions for free shipping for the holiday season, underscoring big changes in what customers have come to expect when they shop.

Date: 10/22/2015 | Business Wire


Retailers work to speed up holiday deliveries

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Christmas won't come early this year, but the gifts might.Just in time for the winter holiday shopping season, Amazon, Macy's, Wal-Mart and other retailers are working behind the scenes to make sure they can deliver online orders to shoppers faster.

Date: 10/17/2015 | Business Wire


Wal-Mart cuts HQ 'to become a more agile company'

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart laid off 450 workers at its headquarters Friday as the world's largest retailer attempts to become more nimble so that it can better compete with the likes of Amazon.com.There are more than 18,000 people who work at the headquarters in Bentonville,...

Date: 10/03/2015 | Business Wire


Holiday sales growth seen slowing as pay stays stagnant

NEW YORK — Retail sales may increase as much as 4 percent this holiday season, less than last year’s gain, as shoppers’ wages remain stagnant, according to Deloitte LLP.

Date: 09/24/2015 | Business Wire


NLRB ruling could be game changer for unions

Unions and other labor advocates are brainstorming strategies after a National Labor Relations Board ruling that could strengthen the hand of those at the lowest level of such industries as warehousing, construction, fast food and home health care.

Date: 08/30/2015 | Business Wire


Wal-Mart helped push manufacturing overseas. Now it wants to reverse that

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - The group cheer at Wal-Mart's third annual U.S. manufacturing summit - convened to find more American-made products - was greeted with a voice from another era."Almost anything can be made by Americans, in this country, and be done...

Date: 07/18/2015 | Business Wire


Amazon calls Prime Day a hit; some customers grumble

Amazon.com said it sold more products during its Prime Day event Wednesday than on last year’s Black Friday, a sign the promotion was a success despite complaints that the deals were subpar.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Business Wire


Amazon takes heat for ‘lame’ deals on ‘Prime Day’

It was billed as Black Friday in July, but some customers are saying the discounts offered for Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Day are more like yard sale finds.

Date: 07/15/2015 | Business Wire


Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart

NEW YORK — Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.

Date: 06/23/2015 | Business Wire




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