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Wal-Mart to Acquire Jet.com for $3.3 Billion to Fight Amazon

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to buy e-commerce startup Jet.com Inc. for about $3.3 billion, giving the world’s largest retailer the resources for a stronger shopping website to compete with market leader Amazon.com Inc.

Bloomberg News
August 8, 2016
Business

Wal-Mart Is Trying Out Drones in Its Warehouses

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Inside a 1.2 million-square-foot Wal-Mart Stores Inc. distribution center near its Bentonville, Arkansas, headquarters, a buzzing sound — like a swarm of bees — comes from an aisle of shelves laden with merchandise from diapers to microwaves.

Shannon Pettypiece | Bloomberg News
June 3, 2016
Business

Wal-Mart Steps Up Attack on Amazon With Two-Day Delivery Service

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s ShippingPass e-commerce subscription program will begin offering delivery in two days rather than three, escalating competition with Amazon.com's Prime.

Nick Turner and Shannon Pettypiece | Bloomberg News
May 12, 2016
Business

Wal-Mart Driver Pleads Innocent to Criminal Charges in Tracy Morgan Case

Kevin Roper, the driver of a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. truck in the 2014 accident that killed a colleague of comedian Tracy Morgan, has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and nine other criminal charges, Roper’s attorney said.

Rip Watson | Senior Reporter
February 4, 2016
Business

Wal-Mart to Close 154 US Stores, Affecting 10,000 Workers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to close 154 stores in the United States and 269 worldwide, including its experimental small-format Express outlets, in a push to streamline the chain that will eliminate 16,000 jobs.

Shannon Pettypiece | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2016
Business

Wal-Mart Driver Indicted on 10 Counts in Tracy Morgan Crash

The driver of a Wal-Mart truck involved in a crash that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and three others and killed comedian James McNair has been indicted by a New Jersey grand jury on 10 charges, including aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

Transport Topics
December 28, 2015
Business

Wal-Mart, Insurers Battle in Court Over Payments in Morgan Case

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and two insurers are battling in multiple courtrooms over portions of the legal settlement arising from the 2014 crash between one of the retailer’s trucks and a van carrying comedy star Tracy Morgan and three colleagues.

Rip Watson | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2015
Business

Cyber Monday Will Come Early for Wal-Mart Shoppers

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Wal-Mart plans to start offering its Cyber Monday deals on more than 2,000 items starting at 8 p.m. the Sunday night before.

Bloomberg News
November 23, 2015
Business

Federal Court Seals Tracy Morgan Settlement With Wal-Mart

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A federal judge in New Jersey has approved a motion to seal the terms of a court settlement in comedian Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in connection with a crash that left Morgan in a coma for days and that killed another comedian.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 14, 2015
Business

Federal Judge Rules Against Wal-Mart Stores for Violating California Law in Drivers’ Case

Russ MacNeil

A federal judge has ruled that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. violated California wage and hour laws by failing to pay about 500 truck drivers at least minimum wage for each hour they worked.

Lisa Nagele-Piazza | Bloomberg News
June 12, 2015

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