El Paso shooting suspect faces more federal charges

A man accused of shooting scores of people at a Texas Walmart last summer was indicted Thursday on new federal hate crime and gun charges following the death of another person injured in the attack. A grand jury returned a new indictment against Patrick Wood Crusius, who was already charged with 90 counts under federal […]

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Walmart creates new health insurance business, looks to hire agents

Walmart is making its latest move into the health care space with its own insurance business, the company said on its website. The world’s largest retailer has created an insurance agency under the name “Walmart Insurance Services LLC” and is looking to hire agents in the Dallas area to sell Medicare insurance, starting in August, […]

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China will not experience high inflation or deflation: central bank publication

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Staff member inserts a price tag for vegetable at a Walmart in Beijing BEIJING (Reuters) – China will not experience high inflation or deflation as its economy is gradually recovering, the central bank said on Wednesday. China’s consumer inflation is expected to ease on a quarterly basis this year, and chances […]

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Gunman at Walmart distribution center was former employee

A man who drove into a Walmart distribution center in Northern California and went on a shooting rampage that left him and another man dead, and four others wounded, was fired from his job at the center last year, authorities said. Louis Wesley Lane, 31, was let go from the distribution center near Red Bluff […]

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Gunfire at Walmart Distribution Center in California, Worker Says

The authorities were responding to a reported shooting on Saturday at a Walmart distribution center in Red Bluff, Calif., according to an employee who was there. The employee, Franklin Lister, 51, said he had just clocked into his afternoon shift when an employee ran down the hallway shouting: “Active gunfire! Active shooter!” Mr. Lister said […]

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DA: Walmart mass shooting suspect will face new charges

The man accused of killing 22 people at a Walmart in Texas is expected to be reindicted Thursday as he faces another murder charge in the mass shooting that targeted Mexicans, prosecutors said. Patrick Crusius of Allen, Texas, is currently being held without bond on one count of capital murder of multiple people under Texas […]

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Gay Rights Ruling Pushes Workplace Dynamic Already in Motion

When a Walmart associate named Jacqueline Cote filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2014 contending that the company was discriminating against her by denying health insurance benefits to her same-sex spouse, it signaled the beginning of a drawn-out legal battle. It was not until December 2016 that the company announced that […]

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Walmart makes deal with Shopify to expand online sales

Walmart has partnered with Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify, as the world’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer ramps up its efforts to capture a bigger slice of the coronavirus-driven surge in online shopping. US and Toronto Stock Exchange shares of Shopify, which have doubled in value this year and briefly made the company the most valuable Canadian company […]

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Walmart to stop displaying ‘multicultural’ beauty products in locked cases

Walmart announced Wednesday that their stores will stop displaying personal care products meant for people of color in locked cases in response to complaints the practice was discriminatory. “We have made the decision to discontinue placing multicultural hair care and beauty products in locked cases,” the company said in an email statement on Wednesday. About […]

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Walmart Says It Will No Longer Lock Up African-American Beauty Products

Walmart will end its practice of locking up African-American beauty care products in glass cases, the retail giant said on Wednesday after a fresh round of criticism that the policy was a form of racial discrimination. Hair care and beauty products sold predominantly to black people could be accessed at certain stores only by getting […]

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Retailers, Battered by Pandemic, Now Confront Protests

People smashed the front doors of a Walmart in Peoria, Ill. They ransacked an Apple store in Philadelphia and broke the windows at Nordstrom’s flagship in Seattle, its hometown, while throwing merchandise into the crowds outside. The outbreak of protests and riots during the weekend roiled retailers of all stripes, adding new stress to an […]

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George Floyd protests force Walmart, Target and CVS to close stores

Major retailers including Walmart, Target and CVS have closed stores as protests over the police killing of George Floyd turned violent, according to reports. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, shut hundreds of stores Sunday afternoon as protesters clashed with police and looting roiled some places. Damage from protests kept dozens of Walmart stores closed all […]

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It Is Not Illegal to Film Women’s Bodies in Public, Tennessee Judges Rule

He followed women around a Dollar Tree, a Hobby Lobby and a Walmart, each time holding a camera clearly trained on their breasts or buttocks, Tennessee prosecutors said. At one store, David Eric Lambert also pinched a woman’s buttocks, according to court documents. He later told detectives he knew his actions were wrong. “I am […]

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Walmart and other superstores continue coronavirus-fueled hiring spree

Amid the carnage of the US employment report for April was one bright spot: Superstores led by Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, added more than 90,000 jobs. Overall, roughly 20.5 million people lost their jobs in April, the Labor Department said on Friday, a wipeout of jobs at a rate not seen since the 1930s. […]

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Walmart CEO joins coronavirus relief effort with business opportunity

Entrepreneurs looking to sell their wares at Walmart, listen up. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon has signed up for the digital fundraising campaign, All-In Challenge, to help fight the coronavirus crisis, and it includes a chance for small businesses to have their products sold at the nation’s largest retailer. McMillon and his management team have agreed […]

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El Paso Walmart Shooting Victim Dies, Bringing Death Toll to 23

HOUSTON — A soccer coach who was among those shot at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, last year in the deadliest anti-Latino attack in modern American history has died nearly nine months later, bringing the death toll from the shooting to 23. The coach, Guillermo Garcia, 36, had been outside the Walmart raising money […]

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Walmart creating one-way aisles to stem spread of coronavirus

Walmart said it is creating one-way aisles at its massive superstores beginning Thursday in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus. “One-way aisles are designed to increase social distancing and give customers more space on each aisle,” Walmart explained in a Facebook post this week. “There will be floor decals in place to help […]

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Walmart hiring 50,000 new employees to meet surging coronavirus demand

Walmart is rolling out 50,000 new jobs. Retail giant Walmart said it would hire thousands of new employees to help it keep pace with surging demand for food and supplies as Americans stock up to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, Reuters reported. As a purveyor of foods and household essentials, Walmart has seen demand surge […]

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Mama June’s Daughter Anna Reveals She Was Scared To Go Back To Walmart Job After $47K Surgery

Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell admitted it was ‘weird’ going back to work at her Walmart job after having a breast augmentation and revealed she still had ‘tape on and stitches’ when returning. Anna Cardwell, 25, was afraid to go back to her job at Walmart after her breast augmentation, which cost around $47,000, because of a […]

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Mama June’s Daughter Anna Cardwell Is Working At Walmart After $47K Plastic Surgery Makeover

‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ star Anna Cardwell is working at Walmart amid the coronavirus pandemic, after debuting her major plastic surgery transformation. Mama June Shannon‘s eldest daughter Anna Cardwell has revealed she is working at Walmart amid the coronavirus outbreak. The 25-year-old took to Instagram on April 9 to make the surprise reveal. “When […]

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Walmart to limit customers in stores to encourage social distancing

Walmart will begin limiting the number of customers inside stores Saturday to encourage social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Only five customers per 1,000 feet will be allowed in, and workers will be tasked with admitting them one-by-one into the store, according to Reuters. “While many of our customers have been following the advice of […]

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Walmart to check temperatures of workers to prevent coronavirus spread

Walmart will check employees’ temperatures at the start of their shifts to prevent them from working with coronavirus, company executives said Tuesday. Walmart and Sam’s Club staffers who give a reading of at least 100 degrees will be sent home until they go three days without a fever, company officials said. Sick employees will still […]

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Walmart, Uber and Others Tweak Sick-Leave Policies as Coronavirus Spreads

Walmart, Uber and other major companies announced new policies this week to grant paid leave or other compensation to workers who contract the new coronavirus or are quarantined by order of the government or their companies. The changes could help hourly and gig-economy workers in the service industry who do not normally receive paid time […]

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