Wal-Mart http://www.kunc.org en Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone? http://www.kunc.org/post/can-wal-mart-really-make-organic-food-cheap-everyone It could be another milestone in organic food's evolution from crunchy to commercial: Wal-Mart, the king of mass retailing, is <a href="http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2014/04/10/walmart-and-wild-oats-launch-effort-to-drive-down-organic-food-prices">promising</a> to "drive down organic food prices" with a new line of organic food products. The new products will be at least 25 percent cheaper than organic food that's on Wal-Mart's shelves right now.<p>Yet we've heard this before. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 55574 at http://www.kunc.org Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone? D.C. Mayor Vetoes 'Living Wage' Bill Targeting Large Retailers http://www.kunc.org/post/dc-mayor-vetoes-living-wage-bill-targeting-large-retailers Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed a controversial "living wage" bill that would have forced large retailers such as Wal-Mart to pay a 50 percent premium on the district's $8.25 per hour minimum wage.<p>When the bill was approved by the city council in July, Wal-Mart said it would abandon three of the six stores it planned to build in the district, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/07/16/202688889/d-c-wage-rift-puts-spotlight-on-wal-marts-urban-push">claiming the required minimum $12.50 it would have to pay</a> was too much.<p>Since then Gray, a Democrat, has been mulling whether t Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:32:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49515 at http://www.kunc.org D.C. Mayor Vetoes 'Living Wage' Bill Targeting Large Retailers Wal-Mart Blames Economy And Payroll Taxes For Slowed Earnings http://www.kunc.org/post/wal-mart-blames-economy-and-payroll-taxes-slowed-earnings <a href="http://corporate.walmart.com/">Wal-Mart</a> is blaming depressed demand amid a still-shaky economy and a rise in payroll taxes for disappointing earnings in the quarter ending July 31.<p>The world's largest retailer said Thursday that its net income rose to $4.07 billion, barely above the $4.02 billion it earned in the same quarter last year.<p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/15/us-walmart-results-idUSBRE97E0HA20130815">According to Reuters</a>, sales at U.S. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:41:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 48380 at http://www.kunc.org Wal-Mart Blames Economy And Payroll Taxes For Slowed Earnings Wal-Mart Threatens To Pull Out Of D.C. Over Wage Requirements http://www.kunc.org/post/wal-mart-threatens-pull-out-dc-over-wage-requirements Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Wal-Mart is threatening to walk away from plans to build three of six new stores slated for the nation's capital. Those three stores are supposed to go up in some of the city's neediest neighborhoods. But the city council in Washington, D.C., has approved a bill requiring big box stores to pay employees a living wage of $12.50 an hour. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:05:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 47011 at http://www.kunc.org Wal-Mart Fumes Over D.C. Council Wage Vote http://www.kunc.org/post/wal-mart-fumes-over-dc-council-wage-vote Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Wal-Mart is changing its plans for the nation's capital. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 46925 at http://www.kunc.org