Black Friday Now Black Thursday, But Don’t Expect the Best Bargains on Either

The competition for Black Friday deals intensifies

Instead of spending time with their families on Thanksgiving this year, employees for Walmart, Target and other chains are being asked to work on that day. Meanwhile Black Friday deals aren’t nearly what they’re chalked up to be, according to a study by the Wall Street Journal.

Walmart vs Target Redux: More Alike Than You Think

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80 percent of the products in Target and Walmart are identical. The prices are often identical, too, and the most recent comparison by Bloomberg Businessweek found only a 46-cent difference between the two retailers per $100 of purchases.

Win for environmental law, loss for Walmart

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A California state appellate court has dealt a blow to Walmart’s strategy of using petition drives to push through approval of new superstores while avoiding California’s environmental law.

Reports and Economic Impact Studies on Wal-Mart and Big Box Development

Links to a variety of studies and reports examining Walmart’s social and economic effects

Internal Documents of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

We provide access to internal Walmart documents to enhance public understanding of Wal-Mart’s policies and internal culture

New York Pension Funds to Challenge Wal-Mart

After Wal-Mart’s reported cover-up of bribery in its Mexico operations, New York City’s pension funds plan to vote against five Walmart directors standing for re-election.

Wal-Mart Faces Risk in Mexican Bribe Probe

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. faces significant legal risks after it disclosed that it is investigating its operations in Mexico for possible violations of the U.S. law that prohibits bribery in foreign countries, legal experts said.