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Wal-Mart starts next phase of wage increases

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is raising starting wages for more than 100,000 U.S. department managers and workers in its deli and other specialized departments. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart paying UA nearly $1.2 million for shareholder week services

Retailer to pay univeristy nearly $1.2 million

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay the University of Arkansas about $1.2 million to house and feed an estimated 4,700 employees attending shareholder events this week. Continue reading...

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

NEWARK, N.J. — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a New Jersey highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart announces expansion of veteran hiring

LITTLE ROCK — Nate Waits wakes up before 3 a.m. four days a week to get to his job at a Bentonville distribution center for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where the former Marine is among more than 92,000 veterans the company has hired in the past two years. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart's profit slips 7%

Quarter misses forecasts; currency swings, wage rise cited

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. missed earnings estimates for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year and saw profit decline nearly 7 percent, primarily as the result of currency fluctuations and investment in its U.S. workforce, the retailer said Tuesday. Continue reading...