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US retailers remove Osama bin Laden Halloween costume

Source: Business Balla | Oct 4 2013, 8:48am CDT | by IANS

US retailers remove Osama bin Laden Halloween costume
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) America's largest retail chain Walmart and several other retailers have pulled a beard and turban-themed Halloween costume after the Sikh community objected to the Osama bin Laden-like outfit.
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Bank of America auctioning Nashville retail site

Oct 22 2014 2:49pm CDT | Source: Nashville Business Journal

Bank of America is selling 50 acres of retail land along Interstate 65, in an attempt to offload a project that floundered during the recession. The bank is auctioning Skyline Commons, which is anchored by a Lowe's and a 5-year-old Wal-Mart Supercenter. Those two properties are not included in the sale, but the surrounding 50 acres are; 35 of those acres are usable. An estimated 225,000 vehicles pass by ...
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Amazon is not the king of cheap online prices

Oct 20 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: USATODAY

Amazon.com has lost a sales edge in four categories to the likes of Wal-Mart and Target.   ...
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What to expect from Wal-Mart’s analyst meeting

Oct 14 2014 1:17pm CDT | Source: MarketWatch

Wal-Mart. will host its 21st analyst meeting, but it will mark the first for its youngest CEO D ...
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$95 A Year For Google's Shopping Express Is The Best Money You'll Ever Spend (GOOG)

Oct 14 2014 12:49pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

In July, I decided to sign up for Google Shopping Express at 1 p.m. on a Thursday. By 1:15 p.m., I finished placing my order and quickly realized that my life from that moment onward would be different.  And later that same day, at 7:20 p.m., when my items showed up at the door, I decided that I'm never shopping at a brick-and-mortar store for sundries ever again. There are quite a few entries in the same-day delivery field. There's AmazonFre ...
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Redman & Associates Reaches Deal With Chinese

Oct 13 2014 12:00am CDT | Source: Arkansas Business

Redman & Associates, the Rogers company that had hoped to take over the manufacturing of battery-operated riding toys for sale to Wal-Mart, has called a temporary truce in its legal dispute with Chinese importer Sales Chief Ent. (H ...
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Wal-Mart Workers Are Furious That The Company Is Cutting Health Benefits And Raising Premiums

Oct 11 2014 1:59pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Wal-Mart is raising health insurance premiums and cutting benefits for thousands of workers.  Starting January 1, bi-weekly premiums for Wal-Mart's most popular insurance plans will increase 19% to $21.90 for the company's entire U.S. workforce. The company also will stop providing health insurance to part-time employees who work less than 30 hours a week, which will affect approximately 30,000 employees, or 2% of the company's total U.S. workforce. Wal-Mart employ ...
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Bus service to Fort Gordon will be tested in pilot program

Oct 10 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: Augusta Chronicle

After years trying to start a bus route to Fort Gordon, Augusta Public Transit will begin running buses between the military installation and shopping destinations on Wrightsboro Road next month. A six-month pilot program begins Nov. 3 to test a route between Fort Gordon, the Augusta Mall and Wal-Mart at a cost of $ ...
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Costco's Has A Huge Advantage Over Wal-Mart And Target

Oct 9 2014 2:52pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Costco has some of the best same-store sale results in the retail industry.  The company's strategy is helping it outperform industry heavyweights like Wal-Mart and Target. Costco's membership fees give it a huge advantage over competitors, Brian Yarbrough, consumer analyst at Edward Jones, told Business Insider. The company charges a $55 annual fee for members. For $110, customers can join the platinum prog ...
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