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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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Hot Horse record store combines vinyl, charm | Arts & Culture

Nov 5 2014 2:00am CST | Source: The Daily Beacon

Within three miles of UT's campus, a store exists with a collection of music, clothes, shoes and a good mix of other odds and ends, and it's not the new Wal-Mart.Though the front room proudly displays mostly music wares, its unusual coll ...
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Caixin Online: Wal-Mart CEO talks about doing business in China

Nov 4 2014 9:51pm CST | Source: MarketWatch

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon talks to Caixin Online about China, a key market for the mega-retailer. ...
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Russia allows buffalo meat imports from India
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/TASS) Russia has allowed imports of buffalo meat from India, the country's veterinary regulator said Thursday.
 
New guidelines for prostate cancer testing
Melbourne, Dec 4 (IANS) Prostate cancer checks in Australia are set to improve after cancer agencies and health experts reached an agreement on new testing guidelines at the World Cancer Congress (WCC) currently being held in Melbourne.
 
Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human.
 
 

Is E-Commerce the Way to Go for Wal-Mart?

Nov 4 2014 7:39am CST | Source: Fool.com

E-commerce is currently an insignificant portion of Wal-Mart’s revenue, but it could emerge as the ...
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No One's Surprised If Hong Kong Bankers Get Away With Murder

Nov 3 2014 12:53pm CST | Source: Business Insider

A drug-using investment banker has allegedly murdered two prostitutes in Hong Kong. It’s a pretty jarring headline – a real life American Psycho. But most bankers I know aren’t really all that surprised. People have been calling him Patrick Bateman. Perhaps, he has an alibi and was out returning video tapes. But instead, I see Colonel Kurtz. What happens when you take the “Best of the West,” presumably well-raised, Cambridge-educated, an ...
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9 Items You Shouldn't Buy At Wal-Mart

Nov 3 2014 11:48am CST | Source: Business Insider

Wal-Mart is known for offering some of the lowest prices on the market.  But there are a few items that cost more at Wal-Mart compared to rivals such as as Amazon, Aldi and Trader Joe's. The Washington-based financial firm Kiplinger compiled a list of them based on price checks at two Wal-Mart stores and several competitors. Here are a few of the items that made the list: 1. Brand-name diapers. Wal-Mart has some offers some of the cheapest prices o ...
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Wal-Mart plans store south of Sacramento city limits

Nov 3 2014 9:24am CST | Source: Sacramento Business Journal

Wal-Mart is gearing up to build a new store just south of the Sacramento city limits. Sacramento County has issued a building permit for a 132,000-square-foot store at 8915 Gerber Road valued at $14.7 million, with a separate permit for a building addition at the same address for $125,000. County spokeswoman Chris Andis said in an email the project was reviewed and approved by the county's design review ad ...
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Why Wal-Mart Is Focusing on Small to Make It Big

Nov 3 2014 7:30am CST | Source: Fool.com

To woo back customers, Wal-Mart’s molding itself to suit their ways ...
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Apple Pay fails to unify fragmented market

Oct 31 2014 10:07pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Washington (AFP) - Apple Pay, meant to inject momentum into a fragmented market for the emerging mobile payments sector, has instead highlighted the squabbles between retailers and the banking and payments industry.Since Apple Pay made its debut October 20 for US customers with the iPhone 6, several major retailers have said they would not use it. That includes number one retail group Wal-Mart and the large pharmacy-retail group CVS, ...
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