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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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Wal-Mart to offer shipping on top holiday items

Oct 30 2014 11:03pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy. For the first time, Wal-Mart is offering free shipping on what it considers the season’s top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disney’s hit film “Frozen,” starting Saturday. Wal-Mart is also planning to offer discounts, or what it refers to as “rollbacks,” on more than 20,000 items ranging from g ...
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Wal-Mart bringing Black Friday to Halloween weekend

Oct 30 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: CNBC

Wal-Mart joins the likes of Amazon, Office Depot and OfficeMax, which are also launching holiday deals over the w ...
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Finnish scientists identify new type of black hole
Helsinki, Oct 31 (IANS) Finnish researchers have discovered a new type of low-mass black hole, which is a bright celestial body that emits X-ray, the University of Turku has said. | by IANS
 
Union Carbide ex-chief Warren Anderson is dead
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Warren Anderson, former chief executive officer of the Union Carbide Corporation, is dead, a media report said Friday. He was 92. | by IANS
 
Himalayan Viagra fuels gold rush for local Tibetans
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Overwhelmed by people trying to find the prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have managed to implement a successful system for the sustainable harvest of the precious natural resource, suggests research. | by IANS
 
 

Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan

Oct 30 2014 4:29pm CDT | Source: CNBC

Wal-Mart said it would close 30 stores in Japan, scaling back in what was once considered one of the retailer's most pro ...
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Company News: Facebook, Twitter, Fiat, AT&T, Rite Aid, CVS, Apple, Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment

Oct 30 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: Businessweek

Facebook and Twitter lose friends on Wall Street; trouble for Apple Pay at CVS, Rite Aid, and Wal-Mart; a ...
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Wal-Mart's Japan Stores, Seiyu, Will Close 30 Stores

Oct 30 2014 2:38pm CDT | Source: Arkansas Business

Wal-Mart says its Japanese unit Seiyu plans to close 30 underperforming stores. ...
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Wal-Mart’s Japanese unit Seiyu says it will close 30 underperforming stores

Oct 30 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Wal-Mart says its Japanese unit Seiyu plans to close 30 underperforming stores. Seiyu says the stores are “not aligned with the company’s strategy.” It also plans to remodel about 50 stores in its next fiscal year. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says the store closings will cost it 4 to 5 cents per share in one-time charges spread out over the next few quarters. At the end of its latest fiscal year, which ended Jan. 31, Wal-Mart had 374 retail stores and 64 other locations in Japan. Wa ...
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Walmart matching online prices in test run

Oct 30 2014 2:11pm CDT | Source: Mercury News

Wal-Mart is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday sh ...
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Cash-Strapped Americans Are An Ominous Threat To Retailers

Oct 30 2014 1:05pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Americans aren't shopping like they used to.  Low-income and middle class retailers including Wal-Mart, JCPenney, Target, Macy's, and Family Dollar have reported disappointing earnings this year.  Executives at these retailers say that Americans are increasingly unwilling to spend money on discretionary items, despite modest gains in the job market.  "Low-end and middle-income retailers are stil ...
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Early Walmart Cyber Monday 2014 Sale and Holiday 2014 Sale announced
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Nestle to introduce robots as sales clerks
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Healthy diet for infants prevents obesity later
New York, Oct 31 (IANS) If you do not want your baby to grow up into an overweight adult, make sure you feed him or her healthy diet from the very first year, a study suggests. Babies who eat diets high in sugar, fat...
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Popular mosquito catcher in Japan uses human odour as bait
Tokyo, Oct 31 (IANS) A novel mosquito trap that lures its prey using human scent and other smells favoured by the critter is creating a buzz as Japan frets about the spread of dengue fever. The boxlike device is the...
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