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Wal-Mart to settle US lawsuit over benefits for same-sex spouses

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Friday said it would pay $7.5 million to settle a U.S. lawsuit claiming it discriminated against gay employees nationwide by denying health benefits to their spouses. Wal-Mart and lawyers for Jacqueline Cote, the worker who filed the 2015 lawsuit in federal court in Boston,...

ALWAYS LOW PRICES: An $18,000 Cartier Watch for Wal-Mart’s Black Friday Shoppers? On Black Frid…

ALWAYS LOW PRICES: An $18,000 Cartier Watch for Wal-Mart’s Black Friday Shoppers? On Black Friday weekend Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping some shoppers trade up from half-price pajamas and $1 DVDs. The retailer is also pitching $18,000 Cartier watches, Prada pumps and other high-price gifts on its website. has jumped from offering about 8 […]

What Wal-Mart's Recent App Snafu Means for Big-Box Retailers

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.'s response to a worker-center created app is the sign of a larger movement within retail environments.

Wal-Mart will kick off Cyber Monday on Friday

Cyber Monday is starting earlier and earlier. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it's kicking off its Cyber Monday deals at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Friday for the first time as it aims to grab customers before its competitors do. Last year, the world's largest retailer pulled up the Cyber Monday deals to...

Wal-Mart, Target take holiday cues from each other

Wal-Mart and Target are each taking a cue from the other this holiday season.  After years of emphasizing low prices, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. wants to up the ante, but it also wants to be known for top customer service. Target Corp., which has a better image in that regard, has stressed a focus on...

5 Priceless Ways Walmart's Investment In Workers Is Paying Off

A Walmartemployee pulls fresh baked rolls out for sale during the grand opening of a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Last year, Walmart decided to give its associates a 10. In return, they gave it a serious high five, as [...]

Wal-Mart plans to slow new store openings, invest in online

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to slow new store openings as it looks to pour more money into its online efforts, technology and store remodels.

Dollar General takes the battle to Wal-Mart with price cuts

By Sruthi Ramakrishnan (Reuters) - Discount retailer Dollar General Corp said it was cutting prices on its most popular items such as bread, eggs and milk, intensifying a price war with retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc to win back market share. Show More Summary

Puerto Rico cannot enforce a Wal-Mart tax: U.S. appeals court

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday that Puerto Rico could not force Wal-Mart Stores Inc's affiliate there to pay a special corporate tax that the retailer said was discriminatory and violated the U.S. Constitution. The 1st U.S. Show More Summary

Sentiment And Options Action Point To Upside For Wal-Mart After Earnings

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) could be due for a round of bullish analyst attention, if the retailer can impress in the earnings booth again next week

Wal-Mart’s chicken safety program shows significant results

With four steps, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has taken a giant leap in poultry food safety, reporting a decrease of the frequency of Salmonella contamination of chicken parts to 2 percent. The multi-national retailer has been working with its U.S. chicken suppliers on stepped-up food safety requirements since December 2014. Suppliers of chicken parts such as... Continue Reading

This person turned an $18,000 bet on into tens of millions

Working at a startup that gets acquired can feel like winning the lottery. Not working at a startup, but still cashing in on its acquisition, can feel pretty good too, as Eric Martin learned when Inc. sold to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Show More Summary

Wal-Mart to buy for about $3.3 billion

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would buy online retailer for about $3.3 billion to give a boost to its e-commerce division, a deal that will help it to better compete with and other online retailers. Wal-Mart...Show More Summary

Wal-Mart agrees to buy for $3 billion to fight Amazon

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to buy e-commerce startup Inc. for about $3 billion in cash, giving the world’s largest retailer the resources for a stronger shopping website to compete... To view the full story, click the title link.

Exclusive: Wal-Mart launches new scheduling system in 650 U.S. stores

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc has implemented a new scheduling system at 650 stores across the United States, with plans to eventually roll it out across the country, according to company sources. The new system, which is called Customer First Scheduling, prioritizes peak shopping hours in a store so that those shifts are filled first. Show More Summary

Wal-Mart reportedly looking to acquire to better battle Amazon

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reportedly looking to acquire, the Hoboken, New Jersey-based e-commerce startup that raised a half a billion dollars in venture capital money to take on Amazon. Sources tell the Wall StreetShow More Summary

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