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Walmart backs anti-environmental lawmakers while pushing ‘sustainable’ image

Although Walmart has heavily promoted its sustainability initiatives, the company has given millions to lawmakers who oppose stricter environmental regulations. “Walmart talks big about sustainability, but doesn’t put its campaign money anywhere near where its mouth is,” states a report (PDF) by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. “Whatever the company…

Cop allegedly pulled gun on pregnant woman over too many grocery items

Police in Kendall County, Illinois said Friday that they were investigating whether an off-duty officer drew his firearm and pointed it at a pregnant woman because she had more items than Walmart recommends for self-checkout lanes. Nicole Thurmond and husband Jason were reportedly checking out recently at a Walmart store…

Pension fund divests from Walmart for violating global labor standards

The largest pension fund in the Netherlands has divested itself of all shares in Walmart as a result of the company’s anti-union position and poor labor standards. According to the Huffington Post, Algemeen Burgerlijk Pensioenfonds declared earlier this week that it was blacklisting Walmart for its non-compliance with the United…

Walmart pulls formula from shelves after baby dies

CHICAGO — Walmart has pulled infant formula from the shelves of its 3,000 stores after two babies in Missouri got sick and one of them died, the retailer said Thursday. Health officials have not yet determined whether the bacterial infection which sickened the newborns was linked to the powdered formula,…

Woman busted for cooking meth inside Tulsa Walmart

A woman in Tulsa, Oklahoma was arrested Thursday for trying to set up a meth lab inside a Walmart store. Police said security footage showed Elizabeth Alisha Greta Halfmoon, 45, in the store for at least six hours gathering the chemicals needed to manufacture methamphetamine. Halfmoon told officers she was…

Man jailed for ‘trying to sell baby’ outside Wal-Mart

LOS ANGELES — A 39-year-old US man has been jailed for six years for allegedly trying to sell his eight-month old baby daughter for $25 outside a Walmart store in California, reports said Thursday. Patrick Fousek, who was allegedly on drugs at the time, was sentenced Wednesday after a judge…

Violence, pepper spray mar Black Friday shopping

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Black Friday turned into a black mark against American shoppers as riotous crowds brawled over video games, waffle irons and towels, drawing international condemnation and even raising questions about the state of humanity. One of the most outrageous incidents of the day was in the Los…

Homeland Security ‘messages’ coming to Walmart, hotels, malls

Shoppers at Walmart will soon have something other than glossy magazines and chewing gum to look at when in the checkout line: A “video message” from the Department of Homeland Security asking them to look out for “suspicious” activity and report it immediately. It’s part of a new Department of…

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie donate twice as much as Wal-Mart to Haiti

They may be the world’s largest corporation by revenue but they certainly aren’t the world’s largest corporation by donations. In fact, they aren’t even as big a donor as a couple: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have together pledged to donate $1 million to support Haitian earthquake relief efforts. Wal-Mart…

In Case You Were Wondering

The American auto industry isn’t just some parochial Midwestern slush fund – it actually employs people and serves as one of the great bastions of opportunity for communities which would otherwise have little or nothing. Then again, so does Walmart. And it has nametags.…

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