September 12, 2013 Mayor Vincent Gray ended weeks of speculation and vetoed the measure passed in July. Wal-Mart threatened to halve the number of stores it plans to build in the district if the measure becomes law.
August 15, 2013 A 2 percent rise in Social Security taxes that went into effect in January has had a negative impact on the company's cost-conscious shoppers.
June 7, 2013 The annual shareholders' meeting of retailing giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was marked by protests this week, as striking workers assembled in Arkansas to call for higher wages and better safety rules. A former Bangladeshi garment worker spoke inside the meeting.
May 6, 2013 Facebook, which went public in May of 2012, made the list for the first time. Its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, 28, is the youngest on the list.
February 21, 2013 Corporate tax credits improved its profits, but those were tempered by the payroll tax increase on its customers.
February 4, 2013 The world's largest retailer says its investing in one of the fastest growing segments of American agriculture: local food. But small farmers say they aren't necessarily seeing the benefits.
January 15, 2013 The retail giant employs about 1.4 million people in the U.S. Starting Memorial Day, it says it will have jobs for any veteran who has been honorably discharged and applies for work within the first year after going off active duty.
December 12, 2012 A heated debate about the retailer's plans for stores in India has pressured the government into looking at Wal-Mart's practices. Critics in India equate the company's lobbying with bribery. Wal-Mart and the U.S. ambassador say there's a big difference.
July 11, 2012 The younger generation is less loyal to grocery stores and grocery store brands than their elders. This has big implications for how stores must adapt and change in the future as millennials gain more purchasing power.
May 31, 2012 The giant retailer has joined the list of major corporations withdrawing their support from the conservative political organization, which advocates a type of law that came under intense focus after the Trayvon Martin killing became a national story.
May 7, 2012 With 2011 revenues of $452.9 billion, the oil and energy giant edged out Wal-Mart Stores, which brought in $447 billion, Fortune magazine says.
April 21, 2012 In a massive investigation, The New York Times reported Saturday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. silenced a vast bribery effort carried out by top executives of its Mexican subsidiary in order to build stores across the country.
November 10, 2011 Even after downplaying some parts of a document requesting partners for future health care ventures, Wal-Mart's ambitions to do something bigger in providing medial services in its stores remains clear. The company is seeking help in managing chronic health conditions — from asthma to osteoporosis — that are among the most prevalent problems in the U.S.
November 9, 2011 KHNThe nation's biggest retailer is planning to offer a wide range of medical care in U.S. stores. A Wal-Mart document seeking partners for the effort says the company aims to become a major provider of primary care. Later, an executive with the retailer said the company document was "overwritten and incorrect."