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  • RIGGED! Forced into debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing.

    06/23/2017 2:17:51 PM PDT · by rey · 61 replies
    USA Today ^ | 16 June 2017 | Brett Murphy
    Title and link only, due to restrictions. Essentially about the crummy contracts certain truckers submit to. Many of these issues arise from CA's CARB law that essentially banned all trucks older than 2015 forcing drivers and industries to spend mega bucks on new equipment and updating equipment. A classic case of what Bastiat call the seen and the unseen and a good example of Leonard Read's, "I Pencil," in practice.
  • Wal-Mart Removes 3-Box limit on .22 LR Ammunition?

    06/15/2017 6:05:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been monitoring the availability of .22 rimfire ammunition at Wal-Mart stores whenever one is convenient or I am visiting one. The availability of .22 ammunition has been creeping up for about a year, but the pace has been variable and slow. I was surprised to see four buckets of Golden Bullet .22 Long Rifles at the local Wal-Mart, with 1,400 rounds each, available for $73.64 or 5.26 cents per round.  The hundred round boxes were much more expensive at $7.76 per box, or 7.76 cents per round. Together the buckets and boxes amounted to 6,400 rounds. What...
  • From Amazon to Wal-Mart, digital retail is producing more jobs and higher pay

    05/29/2017 4:14:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 29, 2017 | Mitchell Schnurman, Business columnist
    Retail trade is one of the biggest job sectors in America, and the vast majority of those workers still clock in at brick-and-mortar stores. But the big growth is coming from e-commerce, which happens to pay a lot better, too. This is a promising development for retail workers who worry about thousands of store closings and the march of automation. E-commerce also offers a potential antidote to years of low productivity growth and income stagnation. “If this new pattern continues, it will raise real wages across the economy and rejuvenate the middle class,” said a report by economist Michael Mandel...
  • Woman locked kids in car trunk and went shopping – police

    05/28/2017 8:33:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Eyewitnesses told officers that the woman locked her two children – aged 2 and 5 – in the trunk of her car before going to the local Walmart to shop. They heard the kids scratching and making other noises inside the car and guided them to reach for an emergency latch to free themselves. Police: Utah woman locked her kids in trunk while she shopped — Supra1BqTeam (@supra1Bqteam) May 27, 2017 The police were called to the scene and arrested the careless woman on her return to the parking lot. She remains in custody while her children have been...
  • Germany's Lidl prepares to enter U.S. supermarket wars

    05/14/2017 10:53:38 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | May 12, 2017 | Nandita Bose
    German discount supermarket chain Lidl is set to open its first set of U.S. stores this summer, raising the stakes for American grocery chain operators who have been caught in an intense price war. Lidl said in February it planned to open its first 20 U.S. stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with 80 more to follow in the United States within the first year. Lidl's entry comes at a time when Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is running price tests in 11 states, pushing vendors to undercut rivals by 15 percent. The world's biggest retailer is expected to...
  • Arizona woman discovers note from 'Chinese prisoner' in purse bought at Walmart

    05/01/2017 4:37:28 PM PDT · by topher · 61 replies ^ | 1-May-2017 |
    A woman in Arizona said she made a stunning discovery inside a new purse she bought at a Walmart: A note apparently written by a desperate prisoner in China. Laura Wallace found the message, written in Chinese, tucked inside the zipper compartment of the purse she purchased at a Sierra Vista Walmart, KVOA reported.
  • Woman says note from Chinese 'prisoner' was hidden in new purse

    05/01/2017 7:24:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Fox12 ^ | May 1, 2017 | Spencer Ernst
    TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A Sierra Vista woman says she believes she found a note from a Chinese "prisoner" pleading for help, claiming he or she was being forced to work under abusive conditions.
  • Mystery as FORTY snakes are found dumped in a slithering pile in a Walmart parking lot

    04/26/2017 6:49:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 26, 2017 | Keith Griffith For
    A writhing pile of up to forty snakes was left in a Walmart parking lot, terrifying shoppers and baffling law enforcement. Panicked shoppers in Paragould, Arkansas called 911 on Saturday evening, after spotting the terrifying sight of dozens of snakes slithering across the parking lot pavement. The vile perpetrator who dumped the snakes in the parking lot remains unknown to investigators. 'Someone dropped a s**tload of snakes in the Paragould Walmart parking lot. Lots of copperheads in there, from what I'm told,' resident Tanya Marie Cole wrote in warning on Facebook. 'What the hell is wrong with people?!'
  • Trump Is Said to Abandon Contentious Border Tax on Imports

    04/25/2017 3:41:07 PM PDT · by Theoria · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 April 2017 | KATE KELLY, RACHEL ABRAMS and ALAN RAPPEPORT
    The Trump administration has dropped any support for a so-called border adjustment tax on imports, according to two people who have been briefed on the matter. The tax was intended to be the keystone of a tax reform proposal developed by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives. But it faced immense pushback from influential companies including Walmart and Toyota. If enacted, a border adjustment tax would have effectively imposed significant levies on billions of dollars of imported goods. Retailers in particular would have been hard hit, as products ranging from tires to T-shirts, which are imported from overseas, would...
  • Bomb threat at Walmart on Ben White Boulevard (Austin, TX)

    04/18/2017 8:06:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    FOX 7 ^ | April 18, 2017 | staff
    Austin authorities have confirmed a bomb threat at the Walmart located on Ben White Boulevard. A suspicious package was found in the building. People inside are being evacuated and the APD EOD SWAT team is on its way.
  • Professor sues Walmart over ‘toilet cleaner’ on fishing license

    04/17/2017 4:30:44 PM PDT · by cweese · 44 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 17, 2017 | Max Jaeger
    Wal-Mart really soiled his reputation. A Montana professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel because an employee listed the academic’s occupation as “toilet cleaner” on a fishing license application. Montana State University assistant professor Gilbert Kalonde bought a state fishing license from a Wal-Mart in April 2015, and a store employee used Kalonde’s MSU I.D. when filling out an application form, according to a complaint filed in Gallatin County District Court. But when the employee entered Kalonde’s occupation into a computer database, he wrote that the professor “cleans toilets,” the complaint charges. The incident exposed Kalonde to “hatred, contempt [and] ridicule,”...
  • For Profit, Anti-Poverty: No institution or agency has done more to help the poor than Walmart

    04/17/2017 2:27:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    City Journal ^ | 04/17/2017 | John Tierney
    If budget-cutters in Washington decided to eliminate food-stamp benefits to New Yorkers, the city’s politicians would be denouncing the cruelty of the “Republican war on the poor.” Yet Mayor Bill De Blasio and the city council are already inflicting the same sort of pain on low-income New Yorkers by denying them access to one of the nation’s most effective anti-poverty programs: Walmart.When he was mayor, Michael Bloomberg supported Walmart’s efforts to open a store in New York, but the company faced unremitting resistance from unions and elected officials, and it gave up the fight once de Blasio moved into Gracie...
  • MSU professor sues Wal-Mart over fishing license that says he cleans toilets

    04/16/2017 12:59:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 107 replies
    bozemandailychronicle ^ | Apr 13, 2017 | Whitney Bermes
    A Montana State University professor is suing the world’s largest retailer for libel after, he says, an employee at the Bozeman store listed the occupation on the professor’s fishing license as a toilet cleaner. Gilbert Kalonde, assistant professor of technology education at MSU, filed the suit Thursday in Gallatin County District Court. He is being represented by Jim Taylor, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana. According to the complaint: In April 2015, Kalonde went to Wal-Mart to buy a Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks fishing license. As part of the process to receive a...
  • Myth Busted: Taxpayers Are Not Subsidizing Wal-Mart's Low Wages

    04/14/2017 4:58:53 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/13/2017 | Staff
    Wages: It's tax season, which means that union groups are once again out in force claiming that because Wal-Mart (WMT) doesn't pay its workers enough, taxpayers are forced to make up the difference. This is, to put it politely, pure poppycock. The latest to make this claim is Lonnie Sheppard of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, who says that "every American taxpayer is paying a tax they never heard of: the Wal-Mart Tax." "What is the Wal-Mart Tax?" Sheppard asks. Wal-Mart pays so little that "thousands of Wal-Mart employees are forced to rely on public assistance programs like...
  • Wal-Mart to roll out ‘Pickup’ discounts for items ordered ahead online: Report

    04/12/2017 4:06:28 PM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Ken Shepherd
    Wal-Mart is hoping to gain ground against online rivals by rolling out new discounts for buying items online for in-store pickup. Starting April 19, the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer “will launch what it calls the Pickup Discount,” Fox Business reported Wednesday. Customers will be able to get lower prices on about 10,000 different items if they order them ahead online for shipment to a local store.
  • Walmart offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (Seeking Made-in-USA products for stores)

    04/10/2017 7:51:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Press-Leader ^ | April 10, 2017 | Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is looking for Oklahoma entrepreneurs to pitch their made-in-the-USA products to the company’s buyers in a daylong event at Walmart’s global headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. on June 28. Registration has begun at and the deadline is May 18. “We are excited to once again invite businesses from all 50 states to meet with Walmart buyers who have one goal in mind: to buy more American products for our stores, clubs and,” Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart’s vice president of U.S. Manufacturing said. “By investing in products supporting American jobs, we are able...
  • Dead bat in salad mix leads to Wal-Mart recall: report

    04/09/2017 9:30:32 PM PDT · by boycott · 54 replies ^ | April 09, 2017 | Kevin Litten
    Wal-Mart is recalling packaged salad mixes made by Fresh Express after a dead bat was found inside a box labeled as Organic Marketside Spring Mix, the Miami Herald reported. The recall affects stores in the Southeastern U.S., including Louisiana locations. There is a "minimal" chance of spreading rabies through dead animal body parts in food, the Herald reported, and the bat was being tested for the disease. The Herald reported that two people were eating the salad when they found the dead bat inside, but because of "the deteriorated condition of the bat," the CDC was unable to determine whether...
  • Houston man rides horse through Walmart to buy a candy bar, Facebook video goes viral

    03/21/2017 2:39:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    chron ^ | march 21, 2017 | Heather Leighton,
    KTRK reported that Walmart issued a response following the incident: "We in no way condone yesterday's reckless stunt inside our store and are thankful no one was hurt by these actions." The Facebook video has gone viral with over 31,500 shares and 8,300 comments as of time of publication. The Oklahoma native said on Facebook that the post has reached people across the country and many people have commented in different languages.
  • Grand jury indicts mother of newborn found in New Roads Wal-Mart trash: report

    03/09/2017 5:29:03 PM PST · by BBell · 23 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/9/17 | Emily Lane, | The Times-Picayune
    The mother of a newborn found in the trashcan of a New Roads Wal-Mart in December was indicted Thursday (March 9) on a charge of second-degree attempted murder in East Baton Rouge Parish, WAFB reports.A grand jury formally charged Kyandrea Thomas, 34, with the attempted murder charge as well as cruelty to a juvenile, the Baton Rouge TV news station reported. Police said the 6-hour-old infant was found in the trash can Dec. 23, 2016, after Thomas gave birth to the child in the store's bathroom.
  • Beaten in the bread aisle: 75-year-old wheelchair-bound grandmother is left black.....

    03/08/2017 10:36:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 8, 2017 | Emily Crane For
    FULL TITLE: Beaten in the bread aisle: 75-year-old wheelchair-bound grandmother is left black and blue 'after a shopper viciously punched her in Walmart' An elderly grandmother in a wheelchair has been left with horrific bruises after a shopper beat her in the bread aisle of a Walmart store. Sandra McClung, 75, was doing her grocery shopping in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday in a motorized cart when another woman almost collided with her in the aisle. McClung told police the woman, since identified as Alexis Venderburg, yelled an expletive at her as she told her to move her motorized shopping cart....