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Political Lobbying In The United States and India: How It's Different And Why It Matters

In 2013, a political firestorm engulfed India’s parliament after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. stated in a routine disclosure report to Congress that it had spent $25 million on lobbying activities in Washington over the past four years, including on issues related to “enhanced market access for investment in India.” The world’s largest [...]

Wal-Mart boosts holiday layaway, eyeing Star Wars toy launch

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it will bring forward its holiday layaway program by two weeks, as the world's largest retailer hopes to get a jump on year-end demand and fuel sales of soon-to-be-launched Star Wars toys. The company...Show More Summary

Walmart's earnings hit by Obamacare. Thanks, Obama!

While Walmart will probably find some way to recoup the losses that ends up punishing their employees, this is still kind of gratifying. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s took a hit from the Affordable Care Act during the second-quarter. […] Much...Show More Summary

Wal-Mart's drug problem: pharmacy business drags on profit

By Nathan Layne CHICAGO (Reuters) - The world's largest retailer has a drug problem. Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday that lower margins in its pharmacy business had emerged as a drag on profits, as it gets paid less by drug plan managers and as fewer customers pay in cash, since Obamacare has increased the ranks of insured Americans. Show More Summary

Another Chance To Clean Up "Trial by Formula" Class Actions

The whole point of the Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes was to put an end to “trial by formula” class actions that stack the deck against defendants. Lower courts, unfortunately, haven’t gotten the message. And that is a serious threat to defendants’ due process rights. Show More Summary

Amazon overtakes Wal-Mart as biggest retailer

Amazon.com surpassed Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as the world's biggest retailer on Friday after reporting a surprise jump in profit in the second quarter.

Wal-Mart buys out China e-commerce firm Yihaodian in online push

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc has taken full ownership of Chinese e-commerce firm Yihaodian.com, buying out the 49 percent stake that it did not already own to accelerate its push online, the U.S. retail giant said on Thursday. Show More Summary

Amazon, Wal-Mart launch rival one-day sales Wednesday

The sales battle between Amazon.com Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is escalating months before the beginning of the crucial holiday season.

Amazon, Wal-Mart launch rival one-day sales Wednesday

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

The sales battle between Amazon.com Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is escalating months before the beginning of the crucial holiday season.

Co-Founders of Wal-Mart's Chinese E-Commerce Venture to Leave

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said the co-founders of its Chinese e-commerce venture have announced their departures.

Wal-Mart Faces Potential Class Action for Prior Denial of Same-Sex Benefits

Two civil rights groups are trying to build a class action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. over the retailer's former policy of denying health-insurance benefits to the same-sex spouses of gay employees.

Walmart Sued For Denying Health Insurance To Gay Employee's Wife

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

By Daniel Wiessner July 14 (Reuters) - A Wal-Mart Stores Inc employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying health insurance benefits to the spouses of gay employees violated gender discrimination laws. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. Show More Summary

Wal-Mart sued over denying health insurance to gay worker's wife

A Wal-Mart Stores Inc employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying health insurance benefits to the spouses of gay employees violated gender discrimination laws. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, seeks nationwide class-action status. Show More Summary

Wal-Mart Can Block Shareholder Vote on Gun Sales, Court Rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. can refuse to let shareholders vote on a proposal that would subject the company’s sales of high-capacity assault rifles to stricter board oversight.

Wal-Mart taps manufacturer database to aid U.S. reshoring drive

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc has partnered with manufacturer database operator ThomasNet to help its vendors find U.S. suppliers to manufacture their products, the companies said on Wednesday. The move is part of the world's largest retailer's plan to sell $250 billion worth of U.S.-made goods by 2023. Show More Summary

Walmart Hoarding Cash Overseas To Avoid Taxes

As the commercial used to say, "How do you think they got so rich?" Wal-Mart Stores Inc. owns more than $76 billion of assets through a web of units in offshore tax havens around the world, though you wouldn’t know it from reading the...Show More Summary

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