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Workers at Walmart were using the Black Friday shopping rush to elevate their demands to receive a living wage from the nation’s largest employer and retailer. Among the protesters are 12 ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 97 comments on Fri Nov 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM PST with 115 Recommends
Walmart workers aren't waiting for Black Friday—they've already started staging strikes, with workers from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia sitting in at D.C.'s new Walmart store. ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 09:07 AM PST with 47 Recommends
We knew the hugely wealthy Walton family was greedy and cheap when it came to other people. You only have to look at Walmart's labor practices and global supply chain to know that. But it's ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 94 comments on Thu Sep 18, 2014 at 07:28 AM PDT with 104 Recommends
Walmart has had a very bad week. On Thursday, the New York Times reported that at least eight senior executives have left the company since an investigation was launched to ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 75 comments on Sun Jun 08, 2014 at 07:45 AM PDT with 64 Recommends
Just how greedy are the Walmart heirs of the Walton family? Despite having a combined $140 billion in wealth, as much as 42 percent of the American population, and a reputation as philanthropists, ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 58 comments on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 09:52 AM PDT with 101 Recommends
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 06:30 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
On October 7, 2011, Walmart heiress Alice Walton was arrested on suspicion of DUI: Authorities say Walton was arrested by a Texas Highway Patrol trooper just before 10:00 p.m. October ...
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 07:46 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
In October of 2005, Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes magazine, wrote a piece called Talent Wars . In it he recalls flying on a Delta Shuttle flight with Bill Gates when he had asked him, “What ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 10:01 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
The stock market has been surging to new highs on a regular basis, corporate profits have soared, and taxes on corporations as a percentage of GDP are lower than they've ever been in decades. During ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 11:35 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
When I once ran a small business back in 1987 (a video rental store), my major concern wasn't taxes or regulations, it was BIG business. Blockbuster put us out of business two years later. A friend ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 12:49 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Black Friday is the single biggest shopping day of the year. And this Friday, all eyes will be on Walmart , the nation's single biggest retailer and employer. But ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 66 comments on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 03:39 PM PST with 66 Recommends
There are plenty of reasons not to vote for Mitt Romney, but here are 72 billion more. If President Romney gets his way, his massive tax cut for the wealthy would not only produce a huge payday ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 11:28 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Even at a time of record income inequality , the lowest federal tax burden in 60 years ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Federal Election Commission filings released this week showed that conservatives ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Feb 04, 2012 at 12:31 PM PST with 26 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 29 comments on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 11:45 AM PST with 41 Recommends