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2010-09-14 06:45:00

Wal-Mart announced Monday that it plans to bring its first cell phone plan to the market that will use the chain's own branding, demonstrating its continuing power in getting special deals from wireless carriers. Wal-Mart Family Mobile service will run on T-Mobile USA's network with unlimited calling and texting for $45 a month for the first line and $25 for each additional line in the family. The service will be offered starting next week in most of its stores in the United States....

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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...

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2009-10-17 07:20:00

Amazon.com is battling it out in a full-on price war over an online book special offered by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the Associated Press reported. At unbelievable $10 prices for upcoming hardcover releases, such as Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" and John Grisham's "Ford County," Wal-Mart is offering 60 percent price breaks off of the standard cost, plus free shipping. In keeping with competition, Amazon.com, the largest online bookseller, matched the $10 price, but Wal-Mart lowered prices still...

2009-09-01 07:51:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of product: Durabrand DVD Players. (The August 20 recall of the silver Durabrand DVD player has been expanded to include the pink-...

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2009-03-11 14:35:00

Wal-Mart announced it is moving into the business of electronic health records in an attempt to bring the technology into the mainstream for physicians in small offices, the International Herald Tribune reported on Wednesday. The company said its package deal of hardware, software, installation, maintenance and training will make the technology more accessible and affordable, drastically undercutting rival health information technology suppliers. Marcus Osborne, Wal-Mart's senior director of...

2009-02-13 08:00:00

Total associate health coverage increases to more than 94 percent BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (NYSE: WMT) announced today that the number of associates who have health care coverage through its benefits plans for 2009 or another source has increased from 92.7 percent to 94.5 percent. Over 733,000 or 51.8 percent of associates - and nearly 1.2 million associates and dependants in total - were covered by Wal-Mart's plans at the end of its annual...

2009-02-10 10:24:00

Grants from Wal-Mart and Motorola Seed Statewide Effort to Bring New Books to Children in Need CHICAGO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book, a nonprofit providing new books to children in need, held a reading party to honor Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday at local Clara Barton Elementary School this morning, where sponsors Wal-Mart and Motorola announced grants to bring thousands of books to children in need in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Congressman Danny K. Davis, who...

2009-02-03 08:00:00

Grants to the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Veterans Green Jobs Work to Support One of the Fastest Growing Sectors of Jobs in the Country BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Wal-Mart Foundation announced today that it will award to the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Veterans Green Jobs grants totaling $5.7 million to support the creation of green jobs in the U.S. Today's announcement comes on the heels of a newly released Global Insight study revealing that 10 percent of...

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2008-12-27 11:30:00

Preservationists say Wal-Mart faces a fight over its plans to put a huge store next to the Civil War Wilderness Battlefield in Virginia. National parks are fragile entities. Putting development right up next to a park is a recipe for disaster, said Jim Campi, a spokesman for the Civil War Preservation Trust. The proposed 138,000-square-foot Wal-Mart and its grounds would occupy nearly 50 acres adjacent to the battlefield in Orange County, The Washington Times reported Saturday. The proposal...

2008-12-15 13:01:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Responding to an unprecedented crisis in Ohio's emergency food network and recognizing the struggle of Ohio families to pay their utility bills this winter, the Wal-Mart Foundation today announced a $300,000 grant to the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks (OASHF), Ohio's largest charitable response to hunger, and a $100,000 grant to the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), a federally funded program administered by the Ohio...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.