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By Anne D'Innocenzio, Haleluya Hadero, Associated Press
The Winnsboro, South Carolina, Wal-Mart Super Center was one of three in the state to shutter its doors last month, joining more than 150 stores nationwide. For 18 years it had served as the town’s center of commercial operations and…
By Christopher Booker, Connie Kargbo
Whole Foods, known for its organic and natural foods selection, is opening a separate chain of stores that promises lower prices for younger shoppers, the latest in a series of attempts to shed its reputation as an expensive grocery store.
By Joshua Barajas
In our news wrap Wednesday, the FBI confirmed that one of its most wanted terrorists was killed in the Philippines in January. Zulkifli Bin Hir was a leader of a militant group linked to al-Qaida. Also, President Obama signed off…
By PBS NewsHour
Wal-Mart made news this week by announcing that it is raising the wages for its employees above the federal minimum wage of $7.23 an hour to $9 an hour and to $10 an hour next February. To discuss the broader…
In our news wrap Thursday, two patients at a UCLA hospital have died from a “superbug” outbreak that has infected at least seven people; 170 others may have been exposed. Also, an arctic blast swept through the South, reaching Florida’s…
By Simone Pathe
Large retail chains are the target of frequent criticism for paying low wages and exploiting workers, but a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that big-box stores have actually increased wages in the retail sector,…
By Carey Reed
Wal-Mart investors may now have a say in whether the retailer continues selling high-capacity guns, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
By Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- President Barack Obama is showcasing Wal-Mart, often a target of labor groups and other Democratic constituencies, to promote advances in energy efficiency in his broader campaign to confront climate change. Obama on Friday was to announce…
How Apple, Other Tech Companies Take Advantage of U.S. Tax Code…
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