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  • Wal-Mart cutting back on hours for workers at some stores

    August 31, 2015 7:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were expected to. The world's largest retailer said the instructions apply only to a small... more »
  • Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

    August 26, 2015 2:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Wal-Mart says it will stop stocking the AR-15 and other semi-automatic weapons at its store because fewer people are buying them. The retailer says it will replace them with more hunting rifles and shot guns. A Wal-Mart spokesman says the semi-automatic weapons were sold at fewer... more »
  • US stocks fizzle as Wal-Mart falls and China slumps

    August 18, 2015 4:55 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are closing lower after Wal-Mart cut its profit forecast and China's market slumped on renewed concerns about its economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 33 points, or 0.2 percent, to end at 17,511 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped five... more »
  • Driver fatigue cited as cause of crash that injured comedian

    August 11, 2015 12:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board is blaming a fatigued Wal-Mart truck driver for a highway crash last year that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian. However, the board also said the failure of Morgan and other passengers riding in a limousine-van to wear seatbelts... more »
  • Six Louisiana Wal-Mart Supercenters to drop 24/7 schedule

    August 9, 2015 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - By the end of August, six Wal-Mart Supercenters in Louisiana will drop six hours each from their 24/7 operating schedule. One store each in Baton Rouge, New Iberia and Opelousas will begin closing at midnight as will at least one in Monroe and two in Lafayette.... more »
  • Wal-Mart opens counter offensive against Amazon this week

    July 15, 2015 11:40 AM

    The online price fight is heating up between Wal-Mart and Amazon.com, and it's not even the holiday shopping season. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has lowered the threshold for free shipping for online purchases to $35 from $50 for at least 30 days and on Wednesday, it will be offering discounts on... more »
  • Inside job in heist at Wal-Mart

    July 8, 2015 9:04 PM

    BRISTOW, OKLAHOMA- The manager of a Wal-Mart and his daughter were arrested for stealing $75,000 where a man disguised himself as a driver of an armored car and walked out with the cash. The man went to the store on Saturday dressed similarly to a Loomis armored transport worker. He... more »
  • Some Zachary residents one step closer to winning rezoning fight Play Video

    July 6, 2015 11:31 PM

    ZACHARY - After listening to about two hours of comments from business representatives and the community, Planning and Zoning voted down rezoning residential land for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. The proposed rezoning was voted down 5-2 and will ultimately be decided by Zachary City Council. It's a fight... more »
  • 50 rampaging teens do $2,000 in damage to Georgia Walmart

    June 30, 2015 11:36 AM

    MACON, GA - Authorities in central Georgia say up to 50 teenagers bent on destruction raced into a Walmart in Macon, smashing merchandise and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage. Bibb County sheriff's officials say some of the young people snatched a man from a motorized shopping cart and... more »
  • Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart on stock market

    June 23, 2015 11:25 AM

    NEW YORK - Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market. The world's biggest online social network knocked the world's largest retailer out of the top 10 list of the highest-valued companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index on... more »
  • Wal-Mart to test unlimited shipping service for $50 per year

    May 13, 2015 4:41 PM

    NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will test a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that will be priced below Amazon's widely popular $99 per year Prime service. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the shipping subscription service will cost customers... more »
  • Fill 'er up and steal

    May 7, 2015 8:54 PM

    LEXINGTON, NEBRASKA- A brazen thief put gas in a riding lawn mower at a Wal-Mart, hopped on and drove off with it. Deputies found the man driving the mower Wednesday about 10 miles from the store where it was taken over the weekend. Gursham Gillett was charged with shoplifting... more »
  • Mother of 3 arrested, left kids in car in store parking lot

    May 4, 2015 6:26 AM

    BAKER- A woman was arrested for leaving her three young children in a car unattended in a store parking lot. 32-year-old Tesha Lee Thomas went to a Wal-Mart Saturday, leaving her 7-year-old, 20-month-old and 4-month-old inside her vehicle with no air conditioning and the windows rolled up. A witness who... more »
  • Google launches cheapest computer yet

    March 31, 2015 7:56 PM

    NEW YORK- Google wants to undermine Microsoft and unveiled its cheapest Chromebook yet priced at $149. It wants to gain a stronger foothold in the school and overseas markets. There are two versions, one made by Hisense and the other by Haier. Hisence's can be ordered at Wal-Mart and... more »
  • Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises

    February 19, 2015 10:17 AM

    BENTONVILLE, AR - Wal-Mart is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers. As part of its biggest investment in worker training and pay ever, Wal-Mart tells The Associated Press that within the next six months it will give raises to about 500,000... more »
  • Sheriff: 3 arrested for stealing cell phones from Wal Mart

    January 17, 2015 10:57 AM

    CENTRAL - East Baton Rouge deputies say two people broke into the electronics case at Wal Mart and stole more than $14,000 of cell phones. They were stolen from the Wal Mart on Sullivan Road and Wax Road in Central on January 4th. Officials say the phones were... more »
  • 2-year-old accidentally kills his mom in Wal-Mart

    December 30, 2014 2:29 PM

    HAYDEN, ID - HAYDEN, ID - Authorities say a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired. The woman was shopping with several children Tuesday morning. Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller confirms to... more »
  • Deputies looking for Donaldsonville iPod bandit

    November 26, 2014 1:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for information on a man accused of stealing several iPods from a Donaldsonville department store last month. Deputies said the man was captured on security cameras as he entered the Donaldsonville Wal-Mart shortly after it opened on a morning in... more »
  • Deputies investigate attempted formula theft

    September 3, 2014 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking to identify a man accused of attempting to steal baby formula from a Baton Rouge department store last month. Police said the suspect was seen on security cameras at the Wal-Mart located at 3132 College Drive on Aug. 16 as he loaded a... more »
  • Shopping carts invade Baton Rouge neighborhood check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 16, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a problem in the Valley Park community: litter and dozens of shopping carts left abandoned. The carts are from nearby grocery stores in the area. An empty lot on Balis Street is filled with abandoned shopping carts from Walmart. "As citizens, we want to... more »
  • Homeless man booked with setting fire

    October 5, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a homeless man who they say set fire to a pallet of cardboard boxes at a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/192BEsi) 46-year-old Michael Lee Hamner was booked at the parish prison on counts of simple arson and disturbing the... more »
  • Wal-Mart driver honored for 4 million accident-free miles

    September 21, 2013 4:26 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A long-distance truck driver for Wal-Mart has been recognized for traveling 4 million miles without an accident. Warren Greeno of Loveland, Colorado, reached the milestone this year. Today, Wal-Mart executives in Arkansas presented him with a new rig painted red. The 59-year-old rolled up the... more »
  • Wal-Mart to offer benefits for domestic partners

    August 27, 2013 7:44 PM

    BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS- Wal-Mart will begin offering health insurance benefits to same-sex couples and domestic partners starting next year. The couples, either same-sex or opposite genders, will have to have lived in a committed relationship for at least a year. It comes a few months after the Supreme Court overturned the... more »
  • Savvy thieves pull a fast two

    July 11, 2013 10:48 PM

    GONZALES- Police here are looking for crooks who were able to pull off two TV heists at Wal-Mart. Investigators are trying to identify the men seen on security stealing two 50-inch television sets and a surround system. Officers said the men use a store exit where there is... more »
  • Gonzales police looking for TV thieves

    July 9, 2013 11:29 AM

    GONZALES - Gonzales Police released photos of a pair of men they said stole two big-screen televisions from a Walmart, and asked for the public's help identifying them. Police say the two stole the TV's from the Gonzales store on Saturday, June 22 around 9:30pm. They said the... more »
  • Obama nominates Walmart's Burwell as budget chief

    March 4, 2013 7:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has tapped Walmart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington's heated partisan budget battles. Obama will announce Burwell's nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget during a White House ceremony Monday morning. If confirmed by... more »
  • Man charged in fires at Wal Mart locations

    January 23, 2013 12:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire investigators charged a man with setting fires at two Wal-Mart locations. Paul Triplett turned himself in to authorities. Investigators said Triplett set the fires in the Home Living Sections at locations on O'Neal and College on Saturday. Employees evacuated the stores and extinguished the... more »
  • Two teens wanted for holdup at busy Wal-Mart

    January 3, 2013 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies are looking for two men who robbed people with a gun at a popular shopping center late Wednesday night. According to investigators, the pair approached people getting into their vehicles in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart on College Drive. One of the men had a... more »
  • After controversy, planned Wal-Mart is approved

    August 14, 2012 12:32 PM

    PONCHATOULA- This city of a few thousand is getting a Super Wal-Mart. The City Council approved elements needed for the project to move forward. But, it doesn't come without controversy. Some people who live near the planned store on Hwy. 51 near the intersection with Hwy. 22 have... more »
  • Man says rattlesnake bit him at Wal-Mart in Washington

    May 16, 2012 12:46 PM

    LEWISTON, Idaho - A man says he reached down to pick up a stick lying in the gardening aisle of a Wal-Mart in eastern Washington state, only to discover that it was a rattlesnake that then bit his hand. Mica Craig says he was shopping in the outdoor garden department... more »
  • Wal-Mart Stock Slides on Bribery Allegations

    April 23, 2012 7:28 PM

    Shares of Wal-mart took a dive after news reports alleging executives of the company in Mexico used a vast bribery scheme to build new stores and covered it up. Wal-Mart stocked dropped nearly 5 percent during trading, at one point. This weekend, the New York Times reported Wal-Mart used millions... more »
  • Man arrested for exposing self in Wal-Mart

    February 23, 2012 8:50 AM

    A man is under arrest in St. Mary Parish after he was caught on security camera exposing himself. A deputy was called to Wal-Mart in Bayou Vista after an indecent behavior complaint. Police say store security cameras show Napolian Webb exposing himself in one of the aisles of the... more »
  • 2 shot at Wal-Mart distribution center in Va.

    February 22, 2012 12:58 PM

    PETERSBURG, Va. - A fire department spokeswoman says two people have been shot at a Wal-Mart distribution center in central Virginia. Dinwiddie County fire spokeswoman Denice Marrs says one person was airlifted from the center. The shooting happened around noon Wednesday. She says she does not know the conditions of... more »
  • Wal-Mart debuts 'Great for You' seal

    February 7, 2012 7:02 AM

    WASHINGTON - You may like the food you buy, but is it "Great for You"? Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to help its customers figure that out by adding a new green icon that reads "Great for You" to packaging of some of its house-brand foods. The green and white seal,... more »
  • Target announces midnight opening for Black Friday

    October 28, 2011 1:01 PM

    NEW YORK - As the run-up to holiday shopping intensifies, Target Corp. is saying its stores will open at midnight on Thanksgiving Day for the first time this year. That's four hours earlier than last year. The stores will stay open for 23 hours and close at 11... more »
  • New businesses coming to New Roads

    September 27, 2011 6:19 PM

    NEW ROADS-- New Roads has commitments from at least three businesses to build in the city within the next 18 months. "Home" for them will be what is now a soybean field. A new million-dollar road will connect Major Parkway and Hospital Road, something that attracted a super Wal-Mart... more »

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