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cnbc:

Wal-Mart has unveiled a futuristic truck, and it looks like a vehicle out of a Transformers movie. See it in action here.

Looks angry.

cnbc:

Wal-Mart has unveiled a futuristic truck, and it looks like a vehicle out of a Transformers movie. See it in action here.

Looks angry.

15:48 // 4 months ago
December 2, 2013
11:23 // 7 months ago
November 6, 2013

Wal-Mart’s website goes haywire, leading to entertaining pricing errors

  • $8.95 the amount you could buy a $600 computer monitor on the Wal-Mart website for during a glitch period this week. Which is good, but …
  • $100 the amount you could buy a bottle of Lysol for on the site. Kool-Aid packets were going for $70. The result was that, claiming internal errors, Walmart had to shut down its online store for maintenance. source
19:52 // 8 months ago
July 10, 2013
Want to keep Walmart out of your city? It seems passage of a so-called “living wage” law is pretty much all it takes to chase the 24-hour retailer out of town. Walmart officials have threatened to cancel plans to build several new stores in Washington D.C., should the city council pass a new law that would see the local minimum wage rise from $8.25 to $12.50. The vote passed an early vote last month 8 to 5, but proponents of the new legislation will need to convince at least one more council member to vote in favor of the bill to override an expected veto from Mayor Vincent Gray. (Photo via Walmart) source
Update: The bill has been approved, by the same 8-5 vote as before, though there’s been no response from Walmart or Mayor Vincent Gray at this time.

Want to keep Walmart out of your city? It seems passage of a so-called “living wage” law is pretty much all it takes to chase the 24-hour retailer out of town. Walmart officials have threatened to cancel plans to build several new stores in Washington D.C., should the city council pass a new law that would see the local minimum wage rise from $8.25 to $12.50. The vote passed an early vote last month 8 to 5, but proponents of the new legislation will need to convince at least one more council member to vote in favor of the bill to override an expected veto from Mayor Vincent Gray. (Photo via Walmart) source

Update: The bill has been approved, by the same 8-5 vote as before, though there’s been no response from Walmart or Mayor Vincent Gray at this time.

15:45 // 1 year ago
May 28, 2013

Wal-Mart hit with multi-million dollar fine for Clean Water Act violations

  • $82Mfine to be paid by Wal-Mart for six counts of violating the Clean Water Act, to which the company has pleaded guilty. Prosecutors said workers in California, as a primary example, were until January 2006 not trained in disposing of hazardous waste, instead dumping it in municipal trash cans or down sink drains into the sewer system. That case was settled at the state level in 2010, but a subsequent federal case has cost the retail giant the above chunk of change. source
20:03 // 1 year ago
March 31, 2013
Wal-Mart gets wider entrance: In San Jose on Sunday, some clearly-in-his-right-mind dude drove an Oldsmobile through the entrance of a Wal-Mart store, picked up a blunt object and started hitting people. The dude behind the crash was tackled, hog-tied and arrested. Four were injured, one seriously. (Karl Mondon/San Jose Mercury News)

Wal-Mart gets wider entrance: In San Jose on Sunday, some clearly-in-his-right-mind dude drove an Oldsmobile through the entrance of a Wal-Mart store, picked up a blunt object and started hitting people. The dude behind the crash was tackled, hog-tied and arrested. Four were injured, one seriously. (Karl Mondon/San Jose Mercury News)

23:07 // 1 year ago
November 23, 2012

Please don’t act this way for the occasion of Black Friday, everyone, and if you’re somewhere where a fracas like this breaks out, cut outta there. It’s dangerous, and reading reports/seeing videos of horrible incidents like this (and much, much worse) have become a very unwelcome holiday tradition in recent years. source

14:42 // 1 year ago
November 10, 2012

"This is why you don’t buy an iPad from Wal-Mart." In which a group of Kentucky Wal-Mart night shift workers play up every stereotype you’ve ever had about idiotic twenty-something males who think destroying stuff is funny, people from Kentucky, and Wal-Mart employees. (None of which, by the way, may be true, but the video certainly plays into.) A spokesperson told CNET: ”We’ve seen the video of several night-shift associates destroying merchandise in the back of one of our stores in August and, as anyone can image, it made us wince. We are also embarrassed.” This doesn’t happen at Apple Stores … we think.

16:20 // 1 year ago
July 17, 2012
As for maternity leave, Mayer, who recently joined the board of Walmart (WMT), expects it to be speedy. “I like to stay in the rhythm of things,” she says, referring to the CEO job that she is starting tomorrow. “My maternity leave will be a few weeks long and I’ll work throughout it.”
New Yahoo CEO Mayer is pregnant - Postcards (via thecallus)

A lot of life changes happening at once, apparently.

(via thecallus-deactivated20130520)

10:53 // 2 years ago
June 7, 2012
22:37 // 2 years ago