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Developers break ground on Wal-Mart expansion

The ribbon has been cut, first dirt shoveled and site work construction is underway for expansion of the BayTowne Wal-Mart into a Supercenter. The DiMarco Group, project developer and contractor, has pulled its equipment into place and earth is being ...

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Businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws

Brent Johnson, owner of a chain of salons in Dayton and Columbus, Ohio, speaks out against an Indiana law that critics say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians, as Canton, Ohio, Mayor William Healy, left, and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley listen in Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio. Johnson spoke an event where city officials from around the state encouraged Indiana companies to relocate to Ohio because of the state’s recently passed religious-objection law. Credit: AP Images

NEW YORK — A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in states such as Indiana and Arkansas. The world’s largest retailer and America’s largest private employer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., ...

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Wal-Mart raises still leave many unable to pay expenses

Wal-Mart President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon speaks during an interview with The Associated Press last week in Bentonville, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to change how it pays and trains hourly staff in a move it hopes will help reshape the image that it only offers dead-end jobs. AP Images

WASHINGTON — For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing. But it still won’t be enough for many of them to afford housing and transportation and feed and raise children without government aid, ...

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Wal-Mart fires employee for criticizing Muslims

HAMBURG — Wal-Mart has fired an employee of a western New York store after he posted derogatory comments about Muslim customers on Facebook. The firing follows a request by the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations for ...

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Wal-Mart faces new class action

Temporary workers at Wal-Mart have filed a new class action against the retail giant. The lawsuit, filed in Illinois federal court, alleges that the company violated wage and overtime laws by requiring temporary employees to show up early for work, ...

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Wal-Mart opposed to $6B card fee settlement

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. urged retailers to reject a proposed $6 billion settlement that Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and major banks have agreed to pay retailers for alleged fee fixing. The settlement, reached earlier this month, had been ...

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Say ‘goodbye’ to saying ‘hello’ at Wal-Mart

In an effort to cut costs and maintain the right level of staffing during busy hours, Wal-Mart has removed greeters from its 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift. Over the past six months, the company has been reassigning these people to ...

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First new Wal-Mart bias suit filed

The first of what promises to be many smaller-sized job discrimination class actions against Wal-Mart in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling barring a single massive class has been filed in California. Attorneys for the plaintiffs in Dukes v. Wal-Mart — using the same named plaintiffs ...

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Critics say Wal-Mart ruling makes it harder to fight biased policies

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision barring certification of what would have been the largest job discrimination class action in history has spurred a debate among legal experts about the role of class actions not only as a tool for seeking monetary relief, but also as an instrument of systematic change.

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