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Toddler accidentally shoots father in Walmart parking lot

The Russellville Police Department is investigating the accidental shooting of a man in a Walmart parking lot on Saturday. According to Public Information Officer Drew Latch, police responded to a call in the Arkansas Walmart parking lot at 11:04 a.m. on Saturday. When officers arrived, they found a man, identified…

Walmart victorious as D.C. mayor vetoes living wage bill

The mayor of Washington DC has bowed to pressure from Walmart and vetoed minimum-wage legislation that would have hampered the supermarket giant’s push into urban America. Vincent Gray said the legislation, which would have forced large retailers to pay staff at least $12.50 an hour, would drive away employers and…

Walmart assistant manager fired for mocking Muslim women: ‘Halloween came early’

A Walmart in Hamburg, New York has fired an assistant manager after he posted a photo on Facebook mocking two Muslim women. According to The Buffalo News, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) urged Wal-Mart Stores executives to take action after identifying Terry Earsing as the employee who posted the…

Walmart agrees to pay $190,000 fine after inspectors find ‘repeat and serious’ health and safety violations

Walmart has agreed to improve safety conditions at more than 2,800 stores in 28 US states after inspectors discovered “repeat and serious” health and safety violations at a store in Rochester, New York. The agreement, which included a $190,000 fine, was negotiated by the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health…

Bernie Sanders: Walmart family’s ‘obscene’ wealth subsidized by taxpayers

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” on Saturday and scoffed at the idea that major corporations like Walmart can’t afford to pay their workers a living wage and that to raise the U.S. minimum wage would be bad for the economy. Sanders said that the overwhelming…

Four victims and gunman wounded in shootings near North Carolina Walmart

A gunman was shot and taken into custody after wounding at least four people in and around a North Carolina Walmart on Friday. WNCT reported that Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden announced at around 1:15 p.m. that police had exchanged gunfire with the shooter before taking him into custody. Earlier…

Walmart bought clothing from banned Bangladesh factories

By Michael Grabell ProPublica, June 12, 2013, 3:05 p.m. Since the Rana Plaza building collapse killed more than 1,100 people in April, retailers have faced mounting pressure to improve safety at Bangladesh garment factories and to sever ties with manufacturers that don’t measure up. The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, last…

Walmart workers speak out at annual meeting: ‘I cannot survive like this’

Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer, holds its annual meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas, on Friday. The giant event attracts workers and shareholders from around the world and is usually a celebration of the company’s unique corporate culture. About 14,000 people are expected at the Bud Walton arena to hear the company’s…

Police: Man on meth crashes car into Walmart then randomly attacks bystanders

A man who crashed his car into a San Jose Walmart Sunday morning and began randomly beating people with a metal club was likely under the influence of methamphetamine, police said. The incident occurred just after 11 a.m., as a man who has not yet been named crashed his red…

Watch live: Obama nominates Walmart foundation head to lead Office of Management and Budget

President Barack Obama announces his intent to nominate Walmart foundation head Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Watch live, broadcast on March 4 via NBC News. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

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