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Archive for the 'Wal-Mart' Category

Stock Market Plunge Spreads Worldwide

by @ Wednesday, October 8th, 2008. Filed under Business, Credit Crisis, Economics, Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis, Wal-Mart

Yesterday’s bad day on Wall Street spread overseas while America slept: SEOUL, Oct. 8 — The rout in global stock markets continued on Wednesday, with Japan’s Nikkei suffering a historic one-day loss, officials in Seoul worrying about a cratering currency, and European shares plummeting despite announcement of a U.K. bank bailout plan. Fear and a […]

Another Defeat For The “Fair Share” Crowd

by @ Wednesday, January 17th, 2007. Filed under Business, Individual Liberty, Wal-Mart

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals today struck what is very likely a fatal blow to the movement to compel large companies such as Wal-Mart to provide health insurance coverage for their employees: A federal appeals court ruled today that Maryland violated federal law when it required Wal-Mart Stores to increase spending on employee health […]

San Diego To Jump On Anti Wal-Mart Bandwagon

by @ Wednesday, November 29th, 2006. Filed under Business, Wal-Mart

Following in the fine tradition of cities such as Chicago, it looks like San Diego is poised to jump on the anti Wal-Mart bandwagon: SAN DIEGO (AP) ? The City Council here voted late Tuesday to ban certain giant retail stores, dealing a blow to Wal-Mart’s potential to expand in the nation’s eighth-largest city. The […]

If Wal-Mart Is Bad For America, Why Does John Edwards Shop There ?

by @ Thursday, November 16th, 2006. Filed under Business, Democrats, Economics, John Edwards, Wal-Mart

Former Democratic Veep candidate John Edwards has been at the forefront of the anti-Wal-Mart rhetoric coming out of the Democratic Party lately. However, the fact that Wal-Mart allegedly harms the American worker apparently doesn’t stop him from shopping there: John-Boy, you make us proud down in the Tar Heel State. I just got a hilarious […]

Running Against Wal-Mart

by @ Thursday, August 17th, 2006. Filed under 2006 Election, Democrats, Wal-Mart

The 2006 elections are fast approaching and the Democratic Party seems to have figured out who its running against. The problem is, they appear to be running not against Republicans, but against the world’s largest retailer. DES MOINES, Aug. 16 ? Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, a likely Democratic presidential candidate in 2008, […]

Maryland’s Wal-Mart Law Struck Down

by @ Wednesday, July 19th, 2006. Filed under Business, Economics, Wal-Mart

A Federal Judge has struck down the law passed by the Maryland legislature earlier this year which would have required Wal-Mart to provide health care for all its employees. BALTIMORE — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a Maryland law that would have required Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to spend more on employee health care, arguing […]

Wal-Mart And The War Against The Poor

by @ Monday, November 28th, 2005. Filed under Business, General, Wal-Mart

Do a Google search for “anti Walmart” and you get your choice of about 6,880,000 links. The search term “walmart hurts america” returns 537,000 results. Clearly, there are plenty of folks out there who don’t like Wal-Mart. It hurts small business, they claim. It reduces wages, they assert. It contributes to suburban sprawl, claim others. […]

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