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Confidential Memo: Walmart Sales in Trouble

Filed under: Wal-Mart Stores, Target CorpA confidential memo obtained by Bloomberg reveals some big concerns at Walmart (WMT) — its U.S. sales, particularly at stores open at least a year, are in big trouble. “Those Wal-Mart stores had 82.8 million fe…

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Week in Preview: Earnings from Bed Bath & Beyond, Monsanto and More

Home retailers Bed Bath & Beyond and Pier 1 Imports are scheduled to post quarterly earnings this week, along with Monsanto, the biotech, agriculture and chemical giant. Here’s what analysts expect to see.
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100 Years After the Triangle Fire: Are Labor Rights Moving Backward?


A century after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed the lives of 146 seamstresses in New York, worker protections are eroding around the world. As government and corporate interests from Bangladesh to Wisconsin wage war on the rights of labor, have the lessons of the Triangle disaster been forgotten?

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100 Years After the Triangle Fire: Are Labor Rights Moving Backward? originally appeared on DailyFinance on Fri, 25 Mar 2011 06:30:00.

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A Valentine’s Day Surprise for February Retail Sales

Retailers got some unexpected love from shoppers in the form of strong February sales. But whether consumers repeat the feat in spring could depend on gasoline prices and how they feel about their finances. So, March could be to…

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Week in Preview: Employment, Bernanke and More Retail Earnings

This week we turn the calendar page, and that change brings with it a raft of economic data. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will deliver his semiannual monetary policy testimony before Congress, while Wall Street waits on more earni…

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