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  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell filed detailed financial forms that provide a rare glimpse into how a major corporate foundation pays its executives. (Associated Press)

    HHS nominee got $1.2M at 'zero' salary job at Wal-Mart

    During her brief but lucrative stint as president of Wal-Mart's charitable foundation in 2012, Sylvia Matthews Burwell received at least $750,000 in bonuses from an organization that doles out hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions but keeps a tight lid on its own compensation practices, records show.


  • Judge refuses to halt Wal-Mart proxy distribution

    A federal judge in Delaware refused on Friday to issue an injunction prohibiting Wal-Mart from sending its annual proxy statement to shareholders because it doesn't include a Manhattan church parish's proposal for a shareholder vote involving gun sales.


  • Ow, Canada: US retailers get the cold shoulder

    For years, Canadians would cross the border to the U.S. to shop at Target. Exporting its cheap chic there seemed like a no-brainer.


  • Church wants Wal-Mart investor vote on gun sales

    Attorneys for a church in Manhattan are asking a federal judge in Delaware to prohibit Wal-Mart from sending its annual proxy statement to shareholders because it doesn't include its proposal for a shareholder vote involving gun sales.


  • Wal-Mart recalling 174,000 dolls over burn risk

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling 174,000 dolls because the toy can overheat and potentially burn consumers.


  • Wal-Mart takes aim at $2B used video game market

    Wal-Mart plans to start buying used video games from shoppers at stores in a move that goes after the bread-and-butter business of GameStop.


  • To raise or not to raise wages?

    Gap's decision this week to raise the hourly wages of workers at its stores nationwide puts pressure on other major U.S. retailers to do the same.


  • Wal-Mart decides to keep buying Alaska salmon

    Wal-Mart announced Friday that it will continue purchasing Alaskan wild salmon after a four-month review of the state's Responsible Fisheries Management program.


  • April Taylor of Upper Marlboro buys items with her son Jarhon Taylor on the opening day of the Wal-Mart on Georgia Avenue in Northwest D.C. Ms. Taylor said she came to the opening for the special deals that had been advertised. The store was one of two in the city that welcomed customers Wednesday. (associated press)

    Wal-Mart greets first customers in D.C.

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray cut a ceremonial ribbon Wednesday morning marking the opening of the first Wal-Mart in the District alongside one of the principal challengers for his job next year.


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