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  • SIMMONS: Reasons why Mayor Gray needs to veto Wal-Mart bill

    This week, the Large Retailer Accountability Act is expected to land on the desk of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, and he would prove himself to be a savvy and gutsy politician if he vetoes the measure.

  • ** FILE ** Droplets of rain cover the handle of a shopping cart outside a Wal-Mart store. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

    DCGOP urges veto of anti-Wal-Mart bill

    Calling legislation opposed by Wal-Mart and a handful D.C. lawmakers a job killer, the D.C. Republican Party on Friday urged Mayor Vincent C. Gray, a Democrat, to veto the Large Retailer Accountability Act.

  • **FILE** A worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif., on May 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Go away, jobs

    The elites - and those pretending to be elite - love to sneer at the "big box" retail stores as much as the public loves to shop at them.

  • A Bangladeshi rescuer looks out from a hole cut in the concrete as he searches for survivors on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the site of a building that collapsed the day before in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

    U.S. retailers sign Bangladesh plan in wake of workplace disasters

    Some of the nation’s biggest retailers signed on to a new five-year safety pact Wednesday that calls for inspecting every Bangladesh factory within a year, a decision spurred by the collapse of a garment plant in April killed 1,129 workers and a November factory fire that killed 112.

  • **FILE** A worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif., on May 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

    D.C. Council approves bill imposing 'living wage' requirement on Wal-Mart

    The D.C. Council on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would raise by 50 percent the minimum wage that certain large retailers would be required to pay, setting up a showdown with Wal-Mart officials who have threatened to alter their plans for six stores in the District if the measure passed.

  • The Washington Times

    Wal-Mart threatens to bail on some D.C. stores

    Wal-Mart is threatening to stop development of three of its six planned stores in the District if a bill is signed into law that would raise the minimum wage the big-box retailer would be required to offer employees.

  • Job seekers at a recent Los Angeles career fair were less likely than before the recession to find full-time work. Starting Jan. 1, larger employers must provide health care benefits to those who put in at least 30 hours a week. (Associated Press)

    'Obamacare' benefits mandate could further phase out full-time work

    President Obama's health care reform is prompting employers to hire more part-time and temporary workers to escape paying benefits under a mandate that goes into effect next year, amplifying a trend toward transient employment that took hold during the recession, according to a growing number of economic indicators.

  • Liberals looking past Burwell’s Wal-Mart link

    President Obama on Monday nominated Wal-Mart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the Office of Management and Budget, a job which places her at the epicenter of the budget wars between the White House and Congress.

  • President Obama announces in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday, March 4, 2013, that he will nominate (from left) Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Ernest Moniz for secretary of energy, Gina McCarthy as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Wal-mart Foundation President Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the White House Office of Management and Budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama taps budget chief, two for climate-change roles

    President Obama on Monday announced nominees for three administration posts likely to be in the thick of the environmental and budget wars of his second term.

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