NEW YORK — Much like its low-income shoppers, Wal-Mart can’t seem to catch a break as the U.S. economy rebounds.
Date: 02/21/2014 | Business
Everett will soon have another store near Everett Mall
Date: 02/13/2014 | Business
NEW YORK — The nation’s largest retail trade group expects retail sales will increase at a slightly faster pace this year than last as continued improvements in jobs and housing should help shoppers feel more confident about spending.
Date: 02/07/2014 | Business
WASHINGTON — Federal officials have filed a formal complaint charging that Wal-Mart violated the rights of protesting and striking workers last year.
Date: 01/16/2014 | Business
It's beginning to look a lot like ... the day after Christmas?On the day before Christmas, retailers turned shoppers' attention to the day after the holiday.Amazon.com already is offering "after Christmas"...
Date: 12/24/2013 | Business
With holiday spending on clothes and toys off to a chilly start, worried retailers are plying shoppers with an early gift: Black Friday-style bargains extended into the first weeks of December.
Date: 12/15/2013 | Nation & World
Brendan Stafford of Arlington writes: With construction of the new Walmart in Marysville, two new traffic lights were put up on 83rd Avenue NE, a light was installed at the entrance to the store and another at the intersection with Highway 9.
Date: 12/09/2013 | Street Smarts
WASHINGTON -- With an estimated 140 million Americans predicted to shop this weekend, retailers are bolstering security, deploying Segway patrols and putting on live music to distract shoppers and avoid the deal-hunting scrums that have fostered Black Friday tramplings.
Date: 11/30/2013 | Business
NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart shoppers -- much like many Americans -- still feel like they're in a recession.
Date: 11/15/2013 | Business
NEW YORK -- Treadmills for $33? Computer monitors for $9? The deals are too good to be true -- even for Wal-Mart. It turns out they're are.Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a "technical error" caused certain products to be priced absurdly low or high on its website earlier Wednesday morning.
Date: 11/07/2013 | Nation & World
WASHINGTON -- Capital spending is poised to accelerate, giving the U.S. economic expansion a fresh boost after investment lagged way behind the half-century average.Goldman Sachs economists said their "capex tracker" of 15 indicators such as loan demand and capital-goods...
Date: 11/06/2013 | Business
Put away the pumpkins and bring out the stockings.Wal-Mart declared the holiday shopping season open by kicking off a selection of online deals Friday, nearly a month ahead of its usual Thanksgiving schedule. The offers, called "Early...
Date: 11/01/2013 | Business
NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores's decision to extend health-care benefits to workers' same-sex partners removes one of the biggest holdouts and adds pressure on other resistant companies to follow suit.
Date: 08/29/2013 | Business
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping for a groundswell "made-in-America" movement.The world's largest retailer hosted its first two-day summit Thursday bringing together retailers, suppliers and government officials that it hopes will build on the company's recent...
Date: 08/23/2013 | Business
NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, said the weak global economy continues to batter its low-income shoppers.
Date: 08/16/2013 | Business
NEW YORK -- Shoppers are holding off on back-to-school shopping, and those who delay long enough might be rewarded with some steep discounts from desperate retailers.
Date: 08/09/2013 | Business
NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart and other retailers are making Twinkies available this weekend, even though Hostess says it asked stores to wait until Monday to start selling the spongy yellow snack cakes.
Date: 07/13/2013 | Business
Retail sales in May had their best month since January, as warmer weather and a stock market rally drew out shoppers who had spent March and April cooped up indoors.
Date: 06/07/2013 | Business
More than 1,000 emailed complaints signal that Wal-Mart stores's restocking challenges are more widespread than the world's largest retailer has said.
Date: 04/02/2013 | Business