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Wal-Mart

Jul 24, 2014 — Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest company, affects the lives of millions of workers and shoppers. So its U.S. leadership change is attracting lots of interest. Here are some theories about what happened.
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Jul 12, 2014 — The comedian and television star of "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" alleges negligence on the part of the retail giant, whose driver was exceeding the speed limit.
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Apr 19, 2014 — The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.
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Nov 18, 2013 — Critics say it proves the Arkansas-based retailer doesn't pay enough, but the company says it's just proof that workers care about each other.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Feb 21, 2013 — Corporate tax credits improved its profits, but those were tempered by the payroll tax increase on its customers.
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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.
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