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Panic buying boosts profits, tests supply chain at Walmart

May 19, 2020 - 11:55 PM

(UPDATED) Walmart's profits rise 3.9% to $4 billion in the 1st quarter, driven by its e-commerce business which surged amid the coronavirus pandemic

HIRING. A Walmart store in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo from Shutterstock

Walmart to hire 150,000 workers as virus spreads in U.S.

Mar 20, 2020 - 5:15 PM

Walmart is fast-tracking recruitment of additional workers as Americans stock up on goods

Walmart ending sales of e-cigarettes

Sep 21, 2019 - 9:49 PM

This comes less than a week after the states of New York and Michigan announced a ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes

E-CIGARETTES. Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes once its current stocks end. File photo

Walmart to limit ammunition sales after mass shooting in Texas store

Sep 04, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Walmart also says it will direct consumers not to carry firearms into its stores, a practice that is legal in 'open carry' states but which has sparked safety scares in recent weeks

PROHIBITED. File photo of an assault rifle, pistol and ammunition which will no longer be sold in Walmart.

Walmart to keep selling guns despite recent shootings at its stores

Aug 05, 2019 - 10:59 AM

Walmart continues to attract criticism for its enduring stock of firearms

MEMORIAL. People leave mementos at a makeshift memorial outside Walmart, near the scene of a mass shooting which left at least 20 people dead, on August 4, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Police investigating Texas shooting as possible hate crime – chief

Aug 04, 2019 - 11:29 AM

(UPDATED) The 21-year-old white gunman is linked to a manifesto railing against the 'Hispanic invasion' of Texas

MOURNING. Residents Erica Rios, 36, and Alma Rios, 61, cry outside a reunification center at MacArthur Elementary School, following a deadly mass shooting, in El Paso, Texas, on August 3, 2019. Photo by Joel Angel Juarez/AFP

Gunman kills 20 at Texas Walmart store in latest U.S. mass shooting

Aug 04, 2019 - 8:09 AM

(3rd UPDATE) A 21-year-old white male suspect is in custody

EL PASO SHOOTING. El Paso Police Department Sgt. Robert Gomez briefs media on a shooting that occurred at a Wal-Mart near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, on August 3, 2019. Photo by Joel Angel Juarez/AFP

Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:40 AM

The venture will allow customers to order groceries and other items from Walmart to be home delivered through Google Express

Walmart sues Visa over chip cards in US

May 12, 2016 - 10:20 PM

We believe Visa s position creates unacceptable risk to customers says the US retail giant

epa05104062 (FILE) A file picture dated 28 November 2013 of customers come and go during a sale at a Walmart on Thanksgiving Day in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. on 15 January 2016 announced plans to close 269 stores and lay off 16,000 employees, 6,000 of them outside the United States. In a news release, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company said it would close 154 stores in the United States and 115 others abroad. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Starbucks, Nike join 100% renewable energy pledge

Sep 23, 2015 - 1:55 PM

The non profit Climate Group announces the latest additions to its campaign during a week of events in New York that aim to build momentum for a global agreement to fight climate change

STARBUCKS. A Starbucks coffee shop in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA, 31 October 2014. File Photo from EPA.

IN PHOTOS: #LoveWins from NYC to San Francisco

Jul 01, 2015 - 8:00 PM

LGBT FilAms celebrate with their American counterparts on Pride Day

The LGBT Pride March in California, USA on June 28, 2015. Photo by Ben Molina/Rappler

Wal-Mart cuts profit forecast as it gears up e-commerce

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:45 PM

Wal Mart faces a sluggish retail market in the US as the economy still struggles to recover 5 years after exiting severe recession

RETAIL BEHEMOTH. View of a Wal-Mart store in the Mexican city of Puebla. File photo by Francisco Guasco / EPA

US actor Tracy Morgan released from rehab, sues Walmart

Jul 13, 2014 - 12:28 AM

Morgan is suffering from severe physical injuries His friend and fellow comic James McNair was also killed in the crash

RECOVERY. It's a long road to recovery ahead for the '30 Rock' actor. File photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Walmart sues Visa for $5B for rigging card fees

Mar 28, 2014 - 12:21 PM

Walmart accuses the credit card giant of conspiring with banks to fix fees that merchants pay for accepting Visa card payments

Picture taken on February 5, 2013 in Tours (central France) shows a Visa Premier credit card through a magnifying glass. AFP PHOTO/ ALAIN JOCARD

Walmart divorce highlights pitfalls of business in India

Oct 14, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Global retail giant Walmart and Indian firm Bharti say they were ending their partnership in the country s retail sector and would now operate separate businesses

NO LONGER PARTNERS. This August 6, 2007 photograph shows India's Bharti Enterprises managing director Rajan Bharti Mittal (L) shaking hands with Raj Jain, president of US company Wal-Mart's operations in India, during a press conference in New Delhi. File photo by AFP

Walmart workers hail their wage protest as success

Nov 24, 2012 - 5:54 PM

Walmart workers hailed their wage protest Saturday November 24 saying their walkout on Black Friday had shown the world s largest retailer their determination to fight against all odds

Walmart faces money laundering allegations

Aug 16, 2012 - 6:28 AM

US lawmakers say they have documents suggesting that US retail giant Walmart may have also engaged in tax evasion and money laundering

Walmart hid bribery probe

Apr 22, 2012 - 11:23 AM

Walmart the world s largest retailer covered up a probe of its own widespread corporate bribery in Mexico