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How is the high cost of Wal-Mart's "Everyday Low Prices" hurting America?
Willamette Week  |  Anthony Bianco  |  03-08-2006  |  Excerpts

Wal-Mart's Evangelistnew

Michael Mills, the new "face" of Wal-Mart -- 32, with twinkly blue eyes, a natty blue blazer and a never-flagging, big-tooth grin -- is not the corporate spokesman of bygone days.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  John Sugg  |  02-09-2006  |  Business & Labor

Mourning After Wal-Martnew

Unprotected sex, under any circumstances, can be scary, embarrassing, and confusing enough -- three women are suing Wal-Mart for making it even worse.
Boston Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  02-09-2006  |  Sex

Always Low, Alwaysnew

Wal-Mart managers mingle in Kansas City while workers shop for stuff they can't afford.
The Pitch  |  Eric Barton  |  02-06-2006  |  Business & Labor

Low Prices to Displace Low Incomesnew

A proposed Wal-Mart could evict mobile home residents in Asheville, N.C.
Mountain Xpress  |  Cecil Bothwell  |  01-17-2006  |  Housing & Development

The Heart of Darkness

After spending 24 hours in a Wal-Mart on the day after Christmas, its clear that you cannot understand the store's secret by being inside the beast any more than you can understand the theory of evolution by playing fetch with your dog.
Folio Weekly  |  Hamilton Nolan  |  01-10-2006  |  Shopping

Targeting Wal-Martnew

While other businesses have accepted defeat by the world's largest retailer, Target is proving itself the Hannibal of discount shopping. In North Olmsted, Ohio, it's going toe-to-toe with the reigning champ.
Cleveland Scene  |  Denise Grollmus  |  12-28-2005  |  Business & Labor


In his latest documentary, director Robert Greenwald dedicates himself to exposing the corporate malfeasance of America's largest employer.
Dallas Observer  |  Melissa Levine  |  12-07-2005  |  Business & Labor

Ravenous: Shop at Wal-Mart? Nevermore!new

In a modern retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem "The Raven," the author argues with Satan over the merits of shopping for holiday gifts at Wal-Mart.
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  Bob Woodiwiss  |  11-30-2005  |  Comedy

John Dicker: Taking On The Other Uncle Samnew

John Dicker takes on the Waltons, Target and the poor healthcare practices of Wal-Mart in this interview with the Jackson Free Press.
Jackson Free Press  |  Casey Parks and Todd Stauffer  |  11-10-2005  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

No Sympathy for the Devilnew

Though shut out of Downtown Crossing, Wal-Mart will keep trying to weasel its way into Boston.
Boston Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  10-14-2005  |  Business & Labor

Wall to Wall Wal-Mart Bashing

Just when you thought you'd heard it all before, a new book counts out even more reasons why you should hate the superstore.
Columbus Alive  |  Nikki Davis  |  08-11-2005  |  Nonfiction

Wal-Mart Employees Suck On Georgia Health Care Teatnew

A new Wal-Mart Supercenter is being built just three miles away from another in Georgia, all while Wal-Mart's lack of employee health benefits is already costing state taxpayers $13 million a year.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Doug Monroe  |  07-21-2005  |  Commentary

Wal-Mart's True Naturenew

For every acre paved, another will be saved. For the first time, a mammoth corporation has pledged to conserve wildlife habitat equivalent to the acreage it develops. The surprise is that it's Wal-Mart. But is this just a sneaky scheme to divide the left?
Eugene Weekly  |  Kera Abraham  |  06-16-2005  |  Business & Labor

Another Brick at the Wal

The United States of Wal-Mart takes frisky shots at the retail monolith.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  06-10-2005  |  Nonfiction

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