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Surprise! The People Speak
The general public doesn't want to balance the federal budget by putting Social Security on the chopping block.
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Wal-Mart Not the Cure for What Ails Urban Food Markets
This June the City of Chicago approved Wal-Mart's bid to open up dozens of new facilities, beginning with grocery stores in the city's chronically underserved South side. Just a month earlier the company committed $2 billion dollars to fight hunger in the U.S. But behind the high profile donations...
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Walmart: The Inhuman Essence of a Corporate 'Person'
I'm curious about those five Supreme Court justices who recently decreed that a corporation is a "person" with human rights: Do you think they ever met Mr. Walmart? If they had, they'd be forced to concede that corporate personhood is a sheer fantasy, for there is nothing even remotely human about...
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Wal-Mart, the US Retailer Taking Over the World by Stealth
It hardly shrieks of billion-dollar glamour. The US nerve centre of the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, consists of a collection of low-slung prefabricated buildings along a four-lane highway in north-western Arkansas. Wal-Mart's head office is hundreds of miles from the nearest big city. It...
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Popular Kids’ Trinkets Loaded with Toxic Metal
Barred from using lead, Chinese makers using more dangerous cadmium
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Wal-Mart Price Pressure Hurts China Workers: Report
BEIJING - Wal-Mart Stores Inc's demand for rock-bottom prices from suppliers in China means some of these companies are forcing their employees to work in sweatshop-like conditions, a new report said on Wednesday. China Labor Watch said Wal-Mart, which also operates more than 250 stores in China,...
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With Friends Like These: Wal-Mart, Health 'Reform’ and Obama’s 'Public Option’
All you need to really know about the Obama health "reform" initiative is that it is being supported by retail giant Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart, a corporation that was built on the philosophy of treating workers like dirt (the company famously locks its employees inside its buildings at night, forces...
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US Groups File Election Complaint Against Wal-Mart
CHICAGO - Labor groups on Thursday asked federal regulators to look into whether Wal-Mart Stores Inc broke the law during company meetings with store managers where it warned about the consequences of a proposed labor law backed by Democrats. At issue is whether Wal-Mart's discussion of the law,...
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Why Are Democrats Taking Money From Wal-Mart?
Where does a politician, or a political party, draw the line in the willingness to sacrifice principles for a few bucks? When we talk about the need to "change" the political environment and the culture of money and politics, isn't there some place where you can say, "right here, this is the...
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Wal-Mart Warning Managers of Labor Bill
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Friday it has held meetings with U.S. store managers warning them of issues that could arise if Democrats win power and pass a law that would make it easier for workers to unionize, but stressed it was not telling workers how to vote. Wal-Mart opposes proposed...
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