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US: Wal-Mart to Open Stores in Struggling Urban Neighborhoods
The Associated Press
April 4th, 2006
Wal-Mart said it will build the stores in neighborhoods with high crime or unemployment rates, on sites that are environmentally contaminated, or in vacant buildings or malls in need of revitalization.

US: Exxon Dethrones Wal-Mart on Fortune 500 List
by J.W. ElphinstoneAssociated Press
April 3rd, 2006
Skyrocketing energy prices propelled ExxonMobil (XOM) to the top of the 2006 Fortune 500 list, and consigned Wal-Mart (WMT) to the No. 2 spot on the magazine's annual ranking of the nation's largest publicly traded companies.

US: Wal-Mart Begins Quest for Generals in P.R. War
by Michael BarbaroThe New York Times
March 30th, 2006
Wanted: two people to help defend the nation's largest retailer against critics. Requirements: plenty of experience managing a crisis.

US: A Show of Hands on Wal-Mart
by Michael BarbaroThe New York Times
March 24th, 2006
Like almost anything involving Wal-Mart these days, the dispute has less to do with specific legal or regulatory questions than it does with the deep rift the company has opened across the American landscape.

US: Wal-Mart critics put workers in spotlight over health care
by Marcus KabelAssociated Press
February 28th, 2006
One of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s most vociferous critics launched a campaign Tuesday with 17 current and former Wal-Mart workers speaking out against health insurance coverage they claim is too expensive, leaving them uninsured or on taxpayer funded programs.

US: Wal-Mart to Loosen Health Insurance Limits
by Michael BarbaroThe New York Times
February 23rd, 2006
Wal-Mart Stores, facing a raft of state legislation that would require it to increase spending on employee health insurance, will lift several of its long-standing and most-criticized restrictions on eligibility over the next year, the giant retailer said this morning.

US: Sales Brisk for "Wal-Mart" Docu As Accusations Fly
Reuters
February 15th, 2006
Berlin's European Film Market became the backdrop for yet another verbal battle between Wal-Mart and its filmmaker nemesis Robert Greenwald on Tuesday. The Greenwald-directed film "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" made for hot sales but heated words at the market.

US: Wal-Mart's Musical Moves
by Abigail Goldman and Charles DuhiggLos Angeles Times
January 26th, 2006
This latest example of Wal-Mart's "direct procurement" approach continues the company's practice of upending the traditional relationship between the makers of goods and those who sell them. The deal has some in the recording industry alarmed at the thought of Wal-Mart's establishing direct partnerships with musicians and cutting out the labels. And it may just be the start.

US: The Man Who Said No to Wal-Mart
by Charles FishmanFast Company
January 20th, 2006

US: Suit Alleging Wal-Mart Pressured Workers Into Working Through Breaks Granted Class-Action Status
Bloomberg News
January 13th, 2006
A Pennsylvania judge granted class-action status yesterday to a lawsuit contending that Wal-Mart employees had been pressed to work through breaks and after hours.

US: Maryland Sets a Health Cost for Wal-Mart
by Michael BarbaroThe New York Times
January 13th, 2006
The Maryland legislature passed a law Thursday that would require Wal-Mart Stores to increase spending on employee health insurance, a measure that is expected to be a model for other states.

US: For One Clerk, Fight for Wal-Mart Bill Is Personal
by Mary OttoWashington Post
January 12th, 2006
The debate over the Fair Share Health Care Fund Act, commonly known as the Wal-Mart bill, has dominated politics in the run-up to the General Assembly, with the retailer arguing that Democrats have unfairly singled out one company and union leaders arguing that workers deserve better treatment.

US: SEC Opens Informal Probe Into Home Depot
Reuters
January 12th, 2006
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an informal investigation into charges that Home Depot Inc. inflated profits through supplier payments meant to cover the cost of damaged merchandise

ANALYSIS: Was Wal-Mart's Anti-Union Image Used as a Shield?
by Michael BarbaroThe New York Times
January 9th, 2006
The "union project" was a secret scheme, approved by senior Wal-Mart executives, to pay union members for information about which stores they planned to organize.

US: Ex-Wal-Mart Executive Expected to Plead Guilty to Fraud
by Michael BarbaroThe New York Times
January 7th, 2006
The former vice chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, Thomas M. Coughlin, has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges that he defrauded the company of at least $350,000, people close to the negotiations said yesterday.

US: Wal-Mart Web Site Makes Racial Connections
by Ylan Q. MuiWashington Post
January 6th, 2006
Wal-Mart apologized yesterday after its retail Web site directed potential buyers of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Planet of the Apes" DVDs to also consider purchasing DVDs with African American themes.

US: Wal-Mart in Their Sights, States Press for Health Benefits
by Michael BarbaroThe New York Times
January 5th, 2006

US: Wal-Mart Bank faces tough opposition
by Shaheen PashaCNN
January 4th, 2006
It's a new year and the fate of Wal-Mart Bank still hangs in the balance.

UK: Corner shops face closure 'within a decade', MPs warn
by Saeed ShahIndependent UK
January 2nd, 2006
An influential group of MPs will warn in a forthcoming report that independent retailers and wholesalers will disappear within a decade, piling pressure on government and competition authorities to curb the power of the big four supermarkets.

US: Jury Awards $207 Million To Wal-Mart Workers
Associated Press
December 22nd, 2005
A California jury on Thursday awarded $207 million to thousands of employees at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. who claimed they were illegally denied lunch breaks.

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