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Walmart: Always Low Prices... Unless Tariffs Increase

Higher tariffs = higher prices, Walmart warns

(Newser) - Walmart warned on Thursday that higher tariffs on imports from China will mean higher prices, the AP reports. The comments came after the nation's largest retailer reported its best sale performance at its established US namesake stores for the fiscal first quarter in nine years. It marked 19 straight... More »

You May Be Surprised by What Walmart Store Managers Make

$175K a year, says company

(Newser) - Walmart is out with a report on its social responsibility, and one stat in particular is getting a lot of attention. The chain says its store managers make an average of $175,000 year, reports CNN . Walmart has about 4,700 such managers, and the Wall Street Journal notes that... More »

Walmart Reverses 'Major-League Botch'

Company will find new roles for disabled greeters

(Newser) - Walmart endured more than a week's worth of bad publicity before announcing publicly that it was making "every effort" to find a role for disabled workers who had been threatened with job loss as the retailer gets rid of greeters at 1,000 stores. Amid a fierce backlash,... More »

Walmart's Push to Nix Greeters Poses 'Unique Situation'

Disabled workers say they will be hurt most by new job requirements for 'customer hosts'

(Newser) - "It's just a systematic way of getting rid of all the disabled people." That's how the dad of a former Walmart worker feels about the retailer's recent decision to get rid of its greeters at 1,000 of its stores by the end of April.... More »

Speed Is a Perk at America's Favorite Grocery Store

It also touts a 'rich private brand offering'

(Newser) - "Your neighborhood grocery store" is also your favorite, according to dunnhumby's second annual Retailer Preference Index . Some 7,000 US households were surveyed on 56 of the largest grocery stores to find out which have the top mix of financial performance and consumer emotional attachment. Consumers—who reported... More »

Truckers: Walmart Wants You, Will Pay Nearly $90K a Year

Company is boosting pay, wants to hire 900 more truck drivers this year

(Newser) - Truck drivers at Walmart will soon be making an average of $87,500 a year, and the company is looking to hire even more truckers. It currently employs 8,000, and during a recent recruitment run it offered referral bonuses up to $1,500. It hired 1,400 new drivers... More »

Teen Worker Grabs Intercom, Lets Walmart Have It, Quits

'Nobody should work here—ever,' he says

(Newser) - For anyone who has ever fantasized about quitting a hated job with an obscenity-filled rant, ripping management a new one, and burning any remaining bridge with all the subtlety of Negasonic Teenage Warhead , we present to you Jackson Racicot, 17, of Alberta, Canada. As the Edmonton Journal reports, Jackson had... More »

Kid Rock Pays Off Strangers' Layaway Balances

Musician follows Tyler Perry's lead in generosity

(Newser) - Tyler Perry may have started a celebrity trend, and it's a pretty good one. After Perry paid off the layaway balances of Walmart customers in Atlanta, Kid Rock decided he'd do the same in Nashville. The musician gave $81,000 to his local store, enough to wipe out... More »

Tyler Perry Just Gave the Best Gift to Lots of Walmart Patrons

Filmmaker pays off layaways at 2 Atlanta-area stores

(Newser) - This isn't quite a Madea Christmas, but it just may be better. "I was trying to do this anonymously, but … y'all know how nothing stays secret these days," Tyler Perry, the star of the Madea franchise, confessed in a short video on Twitter Thursday, letting... More »

Walmart Wants Donations Back After Senator's Joke

Mississippi's Cindy Hyde-Smith joked about attending a 'public hanging'

(Newser) - A week before a runoff election that will determine whether she remains a senator, Mississippi's Cindy Hyde-Smith continues to fend off bad publicity over a "public hanging" joke . The latest development is that Walmart has asked the Republican incumbent to return its campaign donations, reports CNBC . "Sen.... More »

Bernie Sanders Goes After the 'Wealthiest Family in America'

Senator rolls out the Stop WALMART Act

(Newser) - The bigger they come, the harder Bernie Sanders will go after them, apparently. The senator from Vermont, whose recent campaign to improve conditions for Amazon workers led to the company raising its minimum wage to $15 , now has Walmart in his sights, CNN reports. The independent senator, who calls the... More »

6 Injured in Walmart Checkout Line Shooting

Suspect opened fire after dispute, police say, 'was definitely on some type of drugs'

(Newser) - A man pulled a gun during a dispute with another customer in Walmart checkout lines near Philadelphia and opened fire, wounding several people before fleeing, but was later arrested after crashing into a police vehicle, police said Tuesday night. All victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the gunfire reported just after... More »

Mom's Facebook Claim About Abduction Attempt a Lie: Cops

Chelsie Hendel allegedly posted a live video about a crime that never happened

(Newser) - An Ohio mom's Facebook video about the attempted abduction of her child in a Walmart parking lot was all made up, per local authorities. Chelsie Hendel was arrested Friday after the Marion County Sheriff's Office says the 27-year-old mother recorded a live video about her experience in the... More »

Walmart Cashier Uses Her Break to Right a Wrong

Gives disabled woman a manicure after salon refused

(Newser) - Painting someone's nails surely qualifies as work. But that's how Walmart cashier Ebony Harris spent her break during a shift last week after learning a woman with cerebral palsy had been refused service at a nail salon within the Walmart in Burton, Mich., because her hands shake. "... More »

His Cover of a Hank Williams Song Went Viral. Now, a Record

11-year-old Mason Ramsey, who yodeled in a Walmart, drops 'Famous' on July 20

(Newser) - It was only a matter of time—just a couple of months, actually—before a preteen boy captured in a viral video yodeling in a Walmart put out a record. Mason Ramsey, the 11-year-old whose version of a Hank Williams classic has been watched more than 50 million times on... More »

After 'Impeach 45' Shirts Found on Walmart Site, an Uproar

#BoycottWalmart ensues

(Newser) - It's not every day Americans are rankled by baby clothes, but today is apparently that day. Fortune reports that Walmart is finding itself in President Trump supporters' crosshairs after the presence of a T-shirt sloganed "Impeach 45" was found on its website. Per a tweet , searching for the... More »

She Reached for a Cart, Got Shot With Her Own Gun

Walmart shopper had the weapon in a holster at her side, police say

(Newser) - Police in Tennessee say a woman was injured when a gun she carried into a Walmart fired a shot after falling from its holster and hitting the floor. Lexington police Capt. Jeff Middleton says the woman walked into the store with the gun in the holster at her side. He... More »

Bystander Who Stopped Carjacker Is a Pastor

47-year-old also aided victim after the attack

(Newser) - Danner Barton's quick thinking meant he escaped an armed carjacking attempt Sunday with only a bullet wound to his hand. "I ducked my head and I gunned it" as the culprit opened fire in Tumwater, Wash., leaving a bullet lodged in his steering wheel, the 16-year-old tells KING5... More »

Police: Guy Made $1.3M Worth of Fake Walmart Returns

Thomas Frudaker busted after allegedly attempting to return computer with parts missing

(Newser) - It was a lucrative scheme, until it wasn't: Authorities say a 23-year-old made $1.3 million worth of fraudulent returns at more than 1,000 Walmart stores over a period of 18 months. Thomas Frudaker was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly attempted to return a computer in Yuma, Arizona;... More »

Cops: Bystander Kills Carjacker at Walmart

A driver shot by the carjacker is hospitalized in Tumwater, Wash.

(Newser) - A violent and chaotic scene unfolded in Tumwater, Wash., late Sunday afternoon, ending when police say an armed bystander shot and killed a carjacker in a Walmart parking lot. A driver who was shot by the carjacker is in critical condition, and a 16-year-old girl suffered non-serious injuries. The details... More »

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