Corporate Power, Walmart and the Undermining of the Democratic Process
Given the City of San Diego's economic condition, the cost of a special election would have been prohibitive, so the City Council gave in. Does this mean anytime a rich powerful corporation disagrees with an elective body all they have to do is spend enough money, e.g. timing a signature drive for an off-election cycle, and they will get their way? This is not about the Big-Box Statute; but democracy itself.
Is Target Now Cheaper Than Walmart?
Whatever problems many customers might have with Walmart's business practices, the retail behemoth's low prices continue to draw shoppers. But new price-comparison reports say that Target may now be the place for frugal consumers.
Rights groups file Wal-Mart election complaint
In its Aug. 1 report, The Wall Street Journal cited about a dozen unidentified Wal-Mart employees who had attended such meetings in seven states as saying they were told that employees at unionized shops would have to pay big union dues while not receiving any benefits in return.
Mitsubishi and Walmart agree to clean up fish sourcing practices
...Walmart, which owns Asda, have agreed to stop buying from fishermen who use purse seines fishing in conjunction with fish aggregating devices (FADs) by 2014. These methods have been blamed in part for the vast overfishing of the world's tuna and helping to decimate other species, such as sharks and rays, as bycatch.
Baby bassinets could cause injuries if not properly assembled
About 500,000 basinets made before June and sold by Walmart ... could potentially collapse and cause injuries, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission notice issued Wednesday.
Beware: Doing good at work can sometimes get you fired
There was public outrage recently when four employees at a Walmart store in Utah lost their jobs for safely disarming a gun-toting shoplifter. But no one should be too surprised by the retail giant's tough stance.
Woe Is Wal-Mart
Stock buyers even need to be beware! This is the seventh consecutive decline in the retailer's quarterly same-store sales figure. That doesn't bode well for Wal-Mart, and definitely makes rivals like Costco (Nasdaq: COST) look far more promising at the moment.