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North Carolina man claiming to be podiatrist arrested at Walmart for toe-sucking

A North Carolina man was arrested on Thursday after convincing a woman shopping in Walmart that he was a podiatry student and then sucking on her toes without her permission. According to WISTV, Michael Brown, of Concord, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault on a female. Police authorities indicated…

‘Hide your husbands’: Ohio woman seeks revenge by posting explicit photos at Walmart

An Ohio woman admitted she posted sexually explicit photos of a Walmart employee in a revenge plot against the woman, police said. Officers said 45-year-old Beverly Rolston was spotted Nov. 23 in the Middletown store posting photos of another woman engaged in a sex act with a man. The photos…

Major companies tell Obama they won’t discriminate against the long-term unemployed

President Barack Obama unveiled in an interview aired Friday an initiative designed to help the long-term unemployed as part of his drive to boost the sluggish US economy. Obama said 300 major companies including so far Walmart, Apple and Ford had agreed with him to establish a code of best…

Walmart warns: Food stamp cuts hurt our profits

Walmart Friday said bad weather and cuts in food stamp support for the poor weighed on US sales and would hit earnings for its November-January fourth quarter. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer and the country’s largest single private sector employer, said it now expects sales at its namesake…

Walmart lays off 2,300 workers in cost-cutting move

Walmart will lay off about 2,300 workers at its Sam's Club warehouse unit, The Wall Street Journal said, the latest in a string of job losses at US retailers. Half of the cuts will affect middle-management workers, the newspaper said, calling it "the……

Bernie Sanders rips Walmart: Why should taxpayers subsidize ‘starvation wages’?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) demanded that a panel of experts justify why America’s shrinking middle class should continue to subsidize the nation’s wealthiest family in a heated exchange Thursday during a congressional panel. The Senate’s lone independent pointed out during the panel on income inequality that more Americans were currently…

No charges after man pulls gun on ‘b*tch’ with disabled kid over Walmart parking delay

Police in Colorado say that an Aurora man will not be charged after he admitted pulling his gun on a woman with four children — including a disabled child — because she was taking too long to park her car. Shakia Bush told KMGH-TV that she was waiting for a…

Walmart and Downton Abbey: rampant inequality and detachment from reality

I’m not exactly sure what it is about the hit British TV series, Downton Abbey, that has enthralled so many of us. The scenery is great, Lady Mary’s wardrobe is just fabulous, but there are plot holes so huge one could drive Lady Edith’s car through them. I suspect the…

Walmart on Black Friday: Scenes from the apocalypse

A Sheriff’s department in western Virginia confirms this morning that a scuffle over a parking spot at a Walmart in Tazewell County resulted in a stabbing, which is, of course, how we know that the holiday shopping season is upon us. We’re collecting videos and tweets of the Black Friday…

Doug McMillon named new chief executive of Wal-Mart

Global retail titan Wal-Mart Stores on Monday named Doug McMillon, a company veteran who heads its international operations, to replace chief executive Mike Duke when Duke retires early next year. McMillon, 47, has overseen Walmart’s fastest-growing division since 2009, keeping up the growth of the world’s largest retailer through the…

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