• Wal-Mart

    ‘Wal-Mart Says Thank You To Workers,’ With A Nice Big Slap In The Face

    Wal-Mart, which, in recent months, has taken away stools from older cashiers in order to encourage them to quit, required workers—including those with young children—to be on call 24 hours a day, and seen its stocks fall the most since July, has decided to make some changes. It’s going to start appreciating its workers more, […]

    / Dec 4, 2006 at 2:25 PM
  • Wal-Mart

    Wal-Mart: They Pretty Much Ruin Everything

    Or at least just the party in Wall Street’s pants. The shopping mall is not the only place where prices are falling. Stocks tumbled yesterday in their steepest slide since July, after a weak sales estimate by Wal-Mart spurred concerns about the holiday shopping season and fed broader worries about a slowing economy. The sell-off […]

    / Nov 28, 2006 at 2:16 PM
  • James Cramer, Wal-Mart

    Jim Cramer’s Got Something He Wants To Get Off His Chest

    We love Target as much as the next guy, and Wal-Mart’s, you know, Wal-Mart, but does anyone else feel like we’ve walked in on Jim Cramer’s own Fatal Attraction moment in this week’s issue of New York? What’s ailing Wal-Mart? People don’t mind shopping at a down-market, politically incorrect store, if the prices are low […]

    / Nov 28, 2006 at 1:29 PM
  • Wal-Mart

    Lumps Of Coal For The Waltons This Christmas?

    Things are not looking good for Wal-Mart, Forbes reports: The discount giant announced over the weekend that its same-store sales for October grew by just 0.5%, the company’s most anemic monthly growth rate since 2000. At the same time, a government report shows that consumers kept a firm grip on their wallets in September, boosting […]

    / Oct 31, 2006 at 1:24 PM
  • Wal-Mart

    But Let’s Not Get Too Long on Andrew Young

    In fairness, our friends at the New York Sun point out that this isn’t the first time Andrew Young has stuck his foot in his mouth. …an earlier Andrew Young affair — the one in which he resigned as President Carter’s ambassador at the United Nations after meeting with an official of the Palestine Liberation […]

    / Aug 22, 2006 at 1:10 PM
  • Wal-Mart

    Was Andrew Young Right?

    We interrupt the official two-minute hate directed against former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young to bring you the sobering thoughts of Steve Sailer, who reminds us that: [E]ven for food and dry goods, Young is right that African-Americans would have perfectly rational reasons for preferring a Wal-Mart in their neighborhood to “vibrant” immigrant-run corner shops. Wal-Mart […]

    / Aug 22, 2006 at 1:01 PM
  • Wal-Mart

    On Second Thought…

    We were feeling defensive of Wal-Mart this morning, but now that we find out CEO Lee Scott is taking a month long vacation, we’re less sympathetic. If lunch is for wimps, what are month-long vacations for? Wal-Mart CEO Takes Month Long Hiatus [CNN/Money]

    / Apr 14, 2006 at 3:37 PM
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    Opening Bell: 4.3.06

    Alcatel Jumps on Plan to Buy Lucent in $13.4 Bln Swap (Bloomberg) It’s official; they’re merging. 8,800 jobs will be cut, Lucent’s Patricia Russo will be the first female CEO of a large French company, and nothing says bubble like Alcatel, the acquirer, jumping 8.8% on the news. The merger will be judged, obviously, on […]

    / Apr 3, 2006 at 8:25 AM

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