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2012-04-11 22:05:45

The presence of big-box retailers, such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Target, may alter a community's social and economic fabric enough to promote the creation of hate groups, according to economists. The number of Wal-Mart stores in a county is significantly correlated with the number of hate groups in the area, said Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural economics and regional economics, Penn State, and director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development. "Wal-Mart has clearly...

2011-06-20 16:55:00

PITTSBURGH, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Coalition for Constitutional Values (PCCV) today expressed its deep disappointment with the ruling by the Supreme Court in the case of Wal-Mart v. Dukes, the largest civil rights class action suit in history. Today, the Court issued a ruling in favor of Wal-Mart. The result is that hundreds of thousands of women who have worked for the retailer cannot collectively seek an injunction and lost pay for discriminatory wages and career...

2011-05-13 04:00:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire a minority stake in the holding company of Yihaodian, a fast-growing eCommerce company in China. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days. Launched in July 2008, Yihaodian offers more than 75,000 SKUs and has achieved a significant position in online grocery sales, as well as in categories such as baby/Mom, consumer electronics and...

2010-04-13 12:00:00

RESTON, Va., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirixa Corporation's MirixaEdge(SM), a web-based clinical application for the delivery of medication therapy management services, was recently selected by Save Mart Supermarkets, a 244-supermarket chain operating in California and Nevada, as an integral part of its employee health and wellness initiative. The company has approximately 19,000 employees, and owns and operates the Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, and FoodMaxx stores in Northern...

2010-03-02 15:36:00

NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Minority Supplier Development Council will honor Michael Duke, president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores; Ralph G. Moore, president of Ralph G. Moore & Associates; and Frederick Ruiz, chairman emeritus of Ruiz Foods, for their significant long-term achievements in minority business development at its Minority Business Leadership Awards Dinner-Dance on Wednesday, May 19th, at the Hilton New York and Towers in New York. More...

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2009-11-07 06:05:00

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. kicked off another price war on Thursday, cutting online preorder prices of some upcoming DVDs to $10, while rivals Target and Amazon scrambled to follow suit. The move follows Wal-Mart's price reductions on books in October, and is the latest salvo in the company's ongoing campaign to be the low-price leader on the Web as well as in stores. The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer said Thursday that it would lower the online prices of new DVDs to $10.  Amazon responded...

2009-11-03 06:53:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Punishing workers for taking sick leave puts Wal-Mart on track to be a major spreader of Swine Flu this fall, according to a new report by the National Labor Committee. The retail giant gives workers demerits and deducts pay for staying home when they are sick or to care for sick children. In interviews with Wal-Mart "associates" at stores across New York State, workers confirmed that they had no choice but to work sick. One Wal-Mart...

2009-09-16 17:47:39

U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart said it would extend its affordable prescription drug program with free mailing of inexpensive drugs. In a statement released Tuesday, the company said it would allow U.S. citizens to order 90-day supplies of about 300 generic prescription drugs for $10. The mail service was, essentially, free, the company said. The service comes with no gimmicks, no memberships and no enrollment fees, Wal-Mart said. Orders can be made over the Internet or by calling...

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2009-09-02 09:05:00

The United Food and Commercial Workers union is taking giant U.S. retailer Wal-Mart to task on healthcare with two new television ads. The ads, currently airing in pro-union cities, claim Wal-Mart employees are frequent recipients of government healthcare benefits, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. With so many Wal-Mart employees falling back on the government for help with healthcare, the union says Wal-Mart is receiving an on-going federal bailout. Wal-Mart, broke ranks with many...

2009-08-21 14:12:52

About 1.5 million Durabrand DVD players are being recalled voluntarily because they could overheat and start a fire, a U.S. watchdog agency says. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the units were imported from China by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, Ark., and sold at Wal-Mart stores from January 2006 through last month for about $29 each. The recalled DVD players are silver with a U-shaped opening to insert the DVD. Consumers were advised to stop using the units and return...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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