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Part-timers turn attention to sick leave policies

...passed similar measures. New York, Maryland and other states are considering laws too. And McDonald's Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which have announced wage hikes recently, are making changes to their paid sick leave policies."Paid sick...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-22/part-timers-turn-attention
Wal-Mart profit falls on currency shifts, pay raises

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported sluggish sales and a 7 percent drop in first-quarter profit as worker pay raises, spending on e-commerce and currency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-19/wal-mart-profit-falls-curr
Wal-Mart to test drive unlimited shipping

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will test a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that will be priced below Amazon's popular $99...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-13/wal-mart-test-drive-unlimi
Back-to-school business helps lift retailers' sales

...above expectations for many merchants, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. As the nation's merchants reported their results...for department and mall-based apparel stores. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, reported monthly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/05/bus_384851.shtml
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Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires

...a year ago. The highest-ranking woman was Christy Walton, the widow of John Walton, a son of the founder of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. She has a net worth of $41.7 billion, according to Forbes.The world's youngest billionaire was 24-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-02/bill-gates-repeats-top-for
Bill Gates tops 'richest' list

...a year ago. The highest-ranking woman was Christy Walton, the widow of John Walton, a son of the founder of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. She has a net worth of $41.7 billion, according to Forbes. The world's youngest billionaire was 24-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-02/bill-gates-tops-richest-list
Wal-Mart earns nearly $5 billion

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 12 percent increase in profit for the fourth quarter as sale for the critical holiday shopping season perked up amid...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/wal-mart-earns-nearly-5-bi
Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart workers to get pay raises

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/nearly-40-percent-wal-mart
Wal-Mart tests gift card exchange

...more shoppers to the website of the world's largest retailer.It's a test program, but if it's successful, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said the card swap could become a permanent service. Wal-Mart spokesman Ravi Jariwala said the chain doesn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-24/wal-mart-tests-gift-card-e
TJ Maxx, Marshalls follow Wal-Mart in raising pay

...increase pay for its U.S. workers to at least $9 an hour starting in June. The announcement came a week after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would increase starting wages for its U.S. employees to at least $9 per hour by April and to at least...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-25/tj-maxx-marshalls-follow-w