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Wal-Mart says it is looking at product sourcing to lower prices

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is looking at how it sources its products, especially considering falling commodity prices globally, in an effort to reduce its prices, the head of the retailer's U.S. division said on Wednesday. Speaking...Show More Summary

Wal-Mart calls on Arkansas governor to veto religious freedom bill

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Arkansas lawmakers passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, drawing a swift demand from Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the governor to veto the bill. Arkansas followed Indiana, which passed a similar act last week....

U.S. corporations pressure two states accused of curbing gay rights

Arkansas lawmakers passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, drawing a swift demand from Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the governor to veto the bill. Show More Summary

Walmart Asks Arkansas Governor To Veto Religion Freedom Bill

March 31 (Reuters) - The chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Tuesday asked the governor of Arkansas to veto a religious freedom measure, saying the bill approved by lawmakers earlier in the day undermines "the spirit of...Show More Summary

SEC says Wal-Mart can omit shareholder proposal on staff 'engagement'

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would omit a shareholder proposal that sought to link executive pay to a measure of staff motivation from a vote at its annual meeting in June after the U.S. securities regulator ruled in the retailer's favor. Show More Summary

SEC to allow vote on Wal-Mart independent chairman shareholder proposal

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc failed to block a vote on a shareholder resolution calling for an independent board chairman, allowing it to return to the ballot for the third straight year at its annual shareholder meeting in June.Show More Summary

Target to raise worker pay to at least $9 an hour, report says

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Target Corp. plans to raise pay for workers to at least $9 an hour, following similar wage increases by retail rivals Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and T.J. Maxx parent company TJX Cos., according to a report.

Target To lift minimum wage to $9 an hour: Dow Jones

(Reuters) - Target Corp. will raise the minimum wage for all of its workers to $9 an hour, matching moves made by rivals such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and TJX Cos, Dow Jones reported on Wednesday. Target will implement the new wage levels next month, Dow reported. (Reporting By Dan Burns; Editing by Chris Reese) Join the conversation about this story »

Wal-Mart remix broadens; grocery VP retiring

The recent remix of top executives at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. continues with the retirement of the executive vice president of the retailer’s U.S. grocery division.

Buy Wal-Mart While Investors Overreact

Are wage increase announcements bad news for share prices? That's the easy conclusion to draw after seeing the recent pullback in shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) following an

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Wage Hike May Not Help Its Reputation

Wal-Mart surprised investors with a wage hike, but at least one survey says its has not changed consumer perception.

Worker group presses Target to boost hourly wage

(Reuters) - A women's group has started a campaign calling on Target Corp to raise its hourly wages, as pressure builds on retailers to follow Wal-Mart Stores Inc in boosting worker pay. UltraViolet, a group which advocates for women's...Show More Summary

Retail Salaries on the Rise

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to raise the minimum wage the company pays its employees to $9 per hour by April 2015, and the wage goes to $10 per hour a year later. The move signals changes in retail salaries and the labor market as retailers move forward from the recession of 2007. Show More Summary

Is Sam's Club Losing Buyers to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.?

Wal-Mart's Sam's Club aims to help its core customers: small businesses.

Why Americans Still Hate Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

For the eighth year in a row, Wal-Mart ranked at the bottom in customer satisfaction.

Wages Rise at Major Retailers

Only a week after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced plans to raise their starting wages to $9 per hour this year and $10 per hour next year, the retail conglomerate that includes T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods announced similar plans. This is excellent news. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Unsatisfied by wage hike, some Walmart shareholders seek more change

By Nathan Layne (Reuters) - A prominent investor in Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pushing ahead with a campaign to link a portion of executive compensation to staff motivation, a sign that the retailer's wage hike last week won't end outside pressure over employee pay and benefits. Show More Summary

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