Economy

  • August 30, 2004  

    Paul Solman speaks with Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia University Business School and former chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, about President Bush’s economic policy. Continue reading

  • August 23, 2004   BY  

    A new federal law making sweeping changes to who receives overtime benefits went into effect Monday as debate over the new rules continued. Continue reading

  • August 23, 2004  

    Paul Solman reports on the policies and practices of retail giant Wal-Mart and its critics’ claims that the company’s low-priced products have an often-unseen cost for overseas workers as well as American consumers. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2004   BY  

    A timeline of the history of Sam Walton’s Wal-Mart. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2004    

    Although Wal-Mart has gained a reputation for driving out mom-and-pop stores, the city of Charlottesville, Va. represents an example of how homegrown stores and the retail giant can coexist. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2004    

    Though Wal-Mart’s low-price, low-wage, globally sourced model is not necessarily unique in the retail industry, the Arkansas-based company has become the most powerful retailer in the world. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2004    

    In a small town north of Salt Lake City, Utah, a modern range war is being fought along the shores of the Great Salt Lake. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2004    

    A man of modest beginnings, Sam Walton built the Wal-Mart empire into the number one retailer in the world on a simple, but groundbreaking rule, cut all excess costs and sell low. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2004    

    As the nation’s largest retailer of American pop music, Wal-Mart wields significant influence over the recording industry, artistic creation and consumer choices. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2004  

    Paul Solman examines Wal-Mart’s distribution system and its productivity. Current employees explain how Wal-Mart operates, while some former associates share their discontent with the United States’ largest private employer. Continue reading