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Medi-Pot Patient Sues Wal-Martnew

How does Wal-Mart prove that it doesn't mistreat its workers? By firing a model employee with an inoperable brain tumor after finding out he uses medi-pot, that's how.
Austin Chronicle  |  Jordan Smith  |  07-12-2010  |  Drugs

Wal-Mart Lowers the Guillotine on Authors and Independent Bookstoresnew

The devaluation of work is a brutal injustice to the Kingsolvers and the Grishams and the Pattersons (though, for the record, the latter two aren't exactly wading in the same talent pool as Kingsolver). Even -- and I cannot believe I am going to say this -- even Dan Brown and his formulaic prose deserve better than $8.99 on new releases.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Aaryn Belfer  |  10-28-2009  |  Books

In Search of the iTunes Killernew

There's something about Apple -- probably its nearly monopolistic control of certain markets or its disproportionate influence on the zeitgeist -- that brings out the bloodlust in new-media commentators and gadget bloggers.
Chicago Reader  |  Miles Raymer  |  08-03-2009  |  Music

Kansas City Notifies Wal-Mart That One of its Dead Stores is a Nuisancenew

Wal-Mart has abandoned hundreds of locations in the course of its aggressive expansion. Big-rig operators and others have stashed vehicles near a dead Sam's Club in Kansas City for more than a year, and city officials are finally taking notice.
The Pitch  |  David Martin  |  07-14-2009  |  Business & Labor

Avoiding Wal-Mart for Your AC/DC Fixnew

Independent retailers have found ways to get around big-box exclusives.
Seattle Weekly  |  Sara Brickner  |  12-02-2008  |  Music

More Wal-Mart Mediocrity, Courtesy AC/DCnew

Lead singer Brian Johnson has stated in recent interviews that Black Ice is the best AC/DC record since he joined the band; perhaps the drugs have finally taken over.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jon Hobson  |  10-30-2008  |  Reviews

Citizen Mom: Am I a Wal-Mart Woman?new

The Wal-Mart Woman is the new soccer mom, but the two have little in common.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Amy Z. Quinn  |  09-29-2008  |  Commentary

Home Sweet Parking Lotnew

When a workingman doesn't have a home in Johnson County, a Wal-Mart parking lot is the next best thing.
The Pitch  |  Nadia Pflaum  |  09-09-2008  |  Housing & Development

Wal-Mart Winds Up Campaign Fodder in Portlandnew

The top contenders in a 13-candidate mayoral field have at least one actual substantive difference on a big (box) issue: Wal-Mart. Sam Adams loves to bash the country's largest non-union employer and leader on the Fortune 500 list, while Sho Dozono welcomes the house of Walton as an indication to all business that Portland is open.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  04-23-2008  |  Politics

Wal-Mart Money Pushes Conservative Education Ideas in Arkansasnew

For good or for ill, it's safe to say that the educational landscape in Arkansas would be drastically different today if Sam Walton hadn't been born in Bentonville.
Arkansas Times  |  Jennifer Barnett Reed  |  04-11-2008  |  Education

The Case Against Wal-Martnew

The free market, like government, should have its limits.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jack Hunter  |  03-26-2008  |  Commentary

Wal-Mart Starts Selling 'Faith-based' Toysnew

Starting this week, the store becomes the first mainstream retailer to sell toys from the One2believe company, which wants to provide alternatives to "toys and dolls that promote evil, destruction, lying, and cheating."
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  John Grooms  |  08-17-2007  |  Business & Labor

Life Without Wal-Martnew

Kansas City advertising genius Bob Bernstein helped make Wal-Mart what it is today -- then the world's largest retailer dumped him.
The Pitch  |  Eric Barton  |  12-13-2006  |  Business & Labor

Wal-Mart and Gaysnew

The righteous new cause of the religious right.
Weekly Alibi  |  Eric Griego  |  12-05-2006  |  Commentary

Super Ban Returnsnew

Inglewood votes to restrict Wal-Mart and other superstore retailers.
L.A. Alternative  |  Evan George  |  07-18-2006  |  Business & Labor

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