Name-brand Texas politicians such as Gov. Greg Abbot and Sen. Ted Cruz have made fools of themselves by lending plausibility to what is essentially a mass psychiatric delusion.
Washington (AFP) – U.S. retail king Walmart toppled Royal Dutch Shell from the top spot on the Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s biggest companies, based on total revenues, the magazine said Monday. Walmart Stores reported $476.3 billion in revenues for 2013 as it ramped up international business. Royal Dutch Shell of the Netherlands, […]
By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police on Wednesday released a video of Jerad and Amanda Miller in the final moments of their lives, as they lay barricaded on the floor of a Wal-Mart store Sunday, with Jerad apparently in the throes of death and his wife about to put […]
By John M. Glionna and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — Neighbors of the young couple believed responsible for gunning down two police officers, killing a Walmart shopper, then shooting themselves to death, said the pair owned a variety of guns and talked of being disillusioned with government and police. A neighbor at […]
Low-income families weren’t the only ones hurt by cuts to food stamps last fall. Top Walmart executives also took a hit. The cutbacks ate into the discount giant’s sales because so many of its low-income customers rely on this public assistance program to help pay for their groceries. And that made it tough for the company’s top brass to […]
Imagine if Walmarts owners, the Waltons, weren’t on the dole and pulled themselves up by their own proverbial bootstraps.
New York (AFP) – U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Thursday reported a 21 percent drop in quarterly earnings due to weak U.S. sales, and gave a tepid forecast for the upcoming year. Quarterly earnings for the period ending January 31 fell from $5.6 billion to $4.4 billion. A big factor was a 0.4 percent decline […]
Walmart made it clear last September that they did not have any “position” on the $5 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides food stamps to millions of Americans nationwide. However, after disappointing fourth-quarter sales and profits, the company may want to reconsider. The Financial Times reports that although Walmart initially expected […]