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US: US farming watchdog accuses Wal-Mart of mis-selling
by Stephen Foley in New YorkIndependent (UK)
January 21st, 2007
Wal-Mart, the controversial retailing giant, is under investigation in the US over allegations it is trying to pass off non-organic foods as organic.

US: Wal-Mart Charged with Selling Nonorganic Food as Organic
by Mark A. KastelThe Free Press
November 14th, 2006
The Cornucopia Institute, the nation's most aggressive organic farming watchdog, has filed a formal legal complaint with the USDA asking them to investigate allegations of illegal “organic” food distribution by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Cornucopia has documented cases of nonorganic food products being sold as organic in Wal-Mart’s grocery departments.

US: Wal-Mart must pay workers $78m
BBC
October 13th, 2006
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, has been ordered to pay at least $78m in compensation to workers who were forced to work during breaks.

US: Wal-Mart to Add More Part-Timers and Wage Caps
by Steven Greenhouse and Michael BarbaroThe New York Times
October 2nd, 2006
Wal-Mart, the nation's largest private employer, is pushing to create a cheaper, more flexible work force by capping wages, using more part-time workers and scheduling more workers on nights and weekends.

US: Wal-Mart to Shrink Options For New Hires' Health Care
by Ylan Q. Mui and Amy JoyceThe Washington Post
September 27th, 2006
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is scaling back the health-care plans available to new employees, sparking fresh criticism over whether the giant retailer is providing adequate coverage to its workers.

US: Chicago's Council Fails to Override Daley's Veto (Update3)
by Lauren Coleman-Lochner and Kevin OrlandBloomberg
September 13th, 2006
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other large retailers claimed victory in Chicago after the City Council failed to override Mayor Richard Daley's veto of an ordinance requiring them to increase their minimum wage.

US: Wal-Mart bank battle escalates
Bloomberg News
August 29th, 2006
A battle over Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s effort to get into financial services might derail the growth of company-owned banks, as well as Utah's ambitions to become to such lenders what Delaware is to corporations.

US: Suit Against Wal-Mart Is Narrowed
Bloomberg News
August 29th, 2006
A federal judge Monday dismissed civil racketeering claims against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., narrowing the scope of a lawsuit that accused the retailer of knowingly employing illegal immigrants to clean its stores.

US: Proposal to Build a Wal-Mart in Southern S.I. Is Scrapped
by Steven GreenhouseThe New York Times
August 25th, 2006
Wal-Mart’s plans to open its first New York City store at the southern tip of Staten Island have fallen through, company officials confirmed yesterday.

CHINA: Wal-Mart Agrees to Unionization
by David BarbozaThe New York Times
August 9th, 2006
After years of fighting unionization efforts at its stores, Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, said today that it would work closely with Chinese officials to establish labor unions at all of its outlets here.

GERMANY: Wal-Mart Finds That Its Formula Doesn't Work in All Cultures
by Mark Landler and Michael BarbaroThe New York Times
August 1st, 2006
Some of Wal-Mart’s problems stem from hubris, a uniquely powerful American enterprise trying to impose its values around the world. At Wal-Mart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., however, the message from these missteps is now registering loud and clear.

US: Corn Plastic to the Rescue
by Elizabeth RoyteSmithsonian Magazine
August 1st, 2006
Wal-Mart and others are going green with "biodegradable" packaging made from corn. But is this really the answer to America's throwaway culture?

GERMANY: Wal-Mart Decides to Pull Out of Germany
by Mark LandlerThe New York Times
July 28th, 2006
Wal-Mart Stores, admitting defeat in Germany’s giant, cutthroat retail market, said today that it would sell its 85 stores here to a German retailer, the Metro Group, and incur a loss of $1 billion.

US: Chicago Orders ‘Big Box’ Stores to Raise Wage
by Erik EckholmThe New York Times
July 26th, 2006
After months of fevered lobbying and bitter debate, the Chicago City Council passed a ground-breaking ordinance yesterday requiring “big box” stores, like Wal-Mart and Home Depot, to pay a minimum wage of $10 an hour by 2010, along with at least $3 an hour worth of benefits.

US: Bankers urge Congress to stop Wal-Mart bank
Bloomberg News
July 25th, 2006
Banking industry representatives on Monday pressed federal lawmakers to block a bid by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to open a bank, a move they say would damage the industry and blur the divide between banking and commerce.

US: Judge Gives Wal-Mart Reprieve on Benefits
by Reed Abelson and Michael BarbaroThe New York Times
July 20th, 2006
In a setback to state efforts to force employers to provide more generous health benefits, a federal judge yesterday struck down a Maryland law that was aimed at the nation’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores.

US: Wal-Mart Warms to a Green Outlook
by Claire HoffmanThe Los Angeles Times
July 13th, 2006
Bentonville, Ark., seemed like an Emerald City of sorts Wednesday as hometown giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. put on display its latest efforts to go green.

US: Wal-Mart's New Jersey ATM sparks cries of foul from wary banks
by Lauren Coleman-LochnerBloomberg News
July 12th, 2006
In Kearny, New Jersey, a 20-minute drive from Manhattan, a Wal-Mart-branded automated teller machine is reigniting fears among small banks that the world's largest retailer wants to drive them out of business.

UK: Wal-Mart Faces Asda Workers' Strike
by Jonathan Birchall and Andrew TaylorThe Financial Times
June 22nd, 2006
Wal-Mart is facing the threat of a potentially damaging strike at Asda, the UK subsidiary that accounts for about 40 per cent of its international sales, in a dispute with one of the country's largest unions over bargaining rights.

US: Wal-Mart Could Hike Pay and Keep Prices Low: Study
by Emily KaiserReuters
June 15th, 2006
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT.N) could significantly increase employee wages and benefits without raising prices, and still earn a healthy -- albeit smaller -- profit, research released on Thursday concluded.

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