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News on Wal Mart Stores (Ticker: WMT) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

29 min ago | CIO

New Tool Exposes Self-Edits in Wikipedia

A word of caution about editing entries "anonymously" in Wikipedia : a tool has been developed that can show who made the changes.

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Related Topix: California Institute of Technology, Retail, George Bush

4 hrs ago | The City Wire

Wal-Mart shares downgraded by William Blair

Wall Street investors backed off of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Tuesday, April 15, following a downgrade by Chicago-based William Blair.

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Related Topix: Retail

7 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Plug Power: Sorting Through The Noise

Disappointing financial results and initial struggles to gain meaningful market share are not uncommon for companies offering disruptive products or technologies.

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Related Topix: Plug Power, Electronics, Retail

Tue Apr 15, 2014

SchaeffersResearch.com

Analyst Downgrades: General Motors Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

General Motors Company -- which is down 20.4% year-to-date to trade at $32.55 -- may receive more bearish brokerage notes in the near term, as well, which could negatively impact the shares.

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Related Topix: Retail, Manufacturing, Automakers, Beyond Corp, Saab AB, General Motors, Consulting, Aerospace-Defense, Day Trading, Financial Markets, Personal Finance

The City Wire

The Supply Side: Wet-Nap wipes debut at Wal-Mart Stores

A moist towelette first created for Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1957 and produced in Arkansas has found its way to Walmart shelves in more than 3,400 stores, according to Lindsey Drain, marketing manager for Nice-Pak Products in Bentonville.

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Related Topix: Retail, Marketing, Jonesboro, AR

West Australian

Tesco investor calls for CEO to quit - FT

Tesco Plc's chief executive, Philip Clarke, who is struggling to turn around Britain's biggest retailer, is facing calls to step down from a top shareholder, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Retail

The Wall Street Journal

AFL-CIO Cites CEO Pay to Press for Raising the Minimum Wage

Annual figures compiled by the AFL-CIO show chief executives of big U.S. companies made many times more than average workers last year, a gap union leaders will use to challenge wages and pressure Congress to boost the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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Related Topix: Big Ant Studios, AFL, Video Games, Retail

MarketNewsVideo

Dow Movers: WMT, KO

In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Coca-Cola topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 2.8%.

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Related Topix: Retail, Business News, Video

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Family Dollar To Cut Jobs, Prices, and Close 370 Stores

Family Dollar is struggling. According to Fierce Retail and Reuters , the retailer announced on Thursday that, in order to offset declining sales and profit, it will start cutting jobs and closing 370 underperforming stores, hoping that those cuts will lower Family Dollar's annual operating expenses by between $40 million and $45 million, beginning ... (more)

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Related Topix: Retail, Family Dollars Stores, Target

Seeking Alpha

Is Costco The Strongest Large U.S. Retailer?

If it weren't for gas-price deflation and foreign exchange rate fluctuations, the company's foreign comparable-store sales would have expanded 7%.

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Related Topix: Retail, Costco Wholesale, Target

Minyanville

Stock Downgrades: Wal-Mart Hits Brick Wall

What a difference 24 hours makes for Wal-Mart . The Bentonville behemoth and Dow darling jumped 1.15% on Monday, boosted by the biggest increase in retail sales since September 2012.

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Related Topix: Retail, Financial Markets, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Bloomberg

Bharti Said Close to Carrefour Wholesale Deal, Aeon in Talks

India 's Bharti Enterprises Pvt., which six months ago ended a tie-up with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is in talks with France 's Carrefour SA and Japan 's Aeon Co Ltd. for two separate joint ventures, according to one person familiar with the discussions.

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Related Topix: Retail

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Toys a Ra Us leveraged like a 05 as loss mounts

Toys "R" Us' debt ratios returned to levels last seen following its $6.6 billion leveraged buyout in 2005, underscoring heightened concern among investors that the retailer may not be able to recover from its biggest loss in nearly three decades.

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Related Topix: Vornado Realty Trust, Real Estate, Financial Services, Moodys, Financial Markets, Retail

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Bradenton.com

Retailers' thaw from winter chill to boost U.S. growth, economy

American retailers warmed up in March as the winter chill faded -- and it wasn't just car dealers who benefited.

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Related Topix: Auto Dealers, Retail

Washington Times

HHS nominee got $1.2M at 'zero' salary job at Wal-Mart

During her brief but lucrative stint as president of Wal-Mart's charitable foundation in 2012, Sylvia Matthews Burwell received at least $750,000 in bonuses from an organization that doles out hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions but keeps a tight lid on its own compensation practices, records show.

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Related Topix: Retail, Tax

Seeking Alpha

The Food Tech Revolution

Technology and innovation are finally starting to flow into the food industry. So far in 2014, almost $1 billion has been invested, including IPO's, in food-tech companies.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Marketing, Retail, Media, IT Services, Audible, Mercer Island, WA

Sys-Con Media

Levi Strauss & Co. Names Marc Rosen Head of Global E-Commerce

Levi Strauss & Co. today announced that Marc Rosen will join the company as executive vice president and president of global e-commerce, effective May 5, 2014.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet, Apparel, Levi Strauss, Retail

Seeking Alpha

Exxon Vs. Wal-Mart: Big Oil Or Super Discounter Best For Shareholder Return?

Exxon is the world's largest integrated oil and gas company. The company has a market cap of $418 billion, and has had 5 years of profits higher than any other corporation in history.

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Related Topix: Retail, Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, Financial Markets

Reuters

Press Digest - Wall Street Journal - April 14

The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Related Topix: Retail, Alibaba

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Bloomberg

Shorts Spurn Family Dollar as Buyout Expectations Loom: Real M&A

While the $6.4 billion retailer hasn't had much good news for shareholders lately, bets against the stock reached a record low last week, according to Markit data compiled by Bloomberg.

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Related Topix: Activism, Retail, Matthews, NC, Dollar General, US News

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