Sep 12, 2013 — Mayor Vincent Gray ended weeks of speculation and vetoed the measure passed in July. Wal-Mart threatened to halve the number of stores it plans to build in the district if the measure becomes law.
Aug 15, 2013 — A 2 percent rise in Social Security taxes that went into effect in January has had a negative impact on the company's cost-conscious shoppers.
Jun 7, 2013 — The annual shareholders' meeting of retailing giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was marked by protests this week, as striking workers assembled in Arkansas to call for higher wages and better safety rules. A former Bangladeshi garment worker spoke inside the meeting.
May 6, 2013 — Facebook, which went public in May of 2012, made the list for the first time. Its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, 28, is the youngest on the list.
Feb 21, 2013 — Corporate tax credits improved its profits, but those were tempered by the payroll tax increase on its customers.
Feb 4, 2013 — The world's largest retailer says its investing in one of the fastest growing segments of American agriculture: local food. But small farmers say they aren't necessarily seeing the benefits.
Jan 15, 2013 — The retail giant employs about 1.4 million people in the U.S. Starting Memorial Day, it says it will have jobs for any veteran who has been honorably discharged and applies for work within the first year after going off active duty.
Dec 12, 2012 — A heated debate about the retailer's plans for stores in India has pressured the government into looking at Wal-Mart's practices. Critics in India equate the company's lobbying with bribery. Wal-Mart and the U.S. ambassador say there's a big difference.
Jul 11, 2012 — The younger generation is less loyal to grocery stores and grocery store brands than their elders. This has big implications for how stores must adapt and change in the future as millennials gain more purchasing power.
May 31, 2012 — The giant retailer has joined the list of major corporations withdrawing their support from the conservative political organization, which advocates a type of law that came under intense focus after the Trayvon Martin killing became a national story.