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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...indicator of a retailer's health, rose 1.5 percent at Wal-Mart stores, which make up 60 percent of the company's sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/wal-mart-earns-nearly-5-bi
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...

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

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/nearly-40-percent-wal-mart
Area's second Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Martinez

The area's second grocery-style Wal-Mart store opened Wednesday in Martinez.The 41,000-square-foot Neighborhood Market at South Belair and Colonial roads attracted more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-28/areas-secon
2 suspects sought for attempted kidnapping

...photos of two men who they say tried to kidnap a man on Thursday.The suspects were caught on tape at the Grovetown Wal-Mart store prior to the incident, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.At about 2:30 p.m., deputies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-16/2-suspects-sought-atte
Target to exit Canada, shutting down 133 stores

...experience in Canada hasn't been unique, though. Big Lots Inc. and Best Buy Co. have shuttered stores there and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has seen its sales in Canada weaken.The retailer said Thursday that it anticipates approximately $5.4...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-15/target-exit-canada-shuttin
A decade after tragedy, Graniteville tries to recoup lost jobs

...was an investment of Weldon Wyatt, the owner of nearby Sage Valley Golf Club who earned his fortune by developing Wal-Mart stores. Wyatt was also part of an investment group that purchased some of Avondale's assets in 2006 and 2007."We all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-03/decade-after-tragedy-granitev
Sears to raise cash through Canadian sale

...Kmart out from under bankruptcy protection.The company has since faced mounting pressure from nimbler rivals like Wal-Mart Stores and Home Depot.Sears is also facing broader structural issues affecting retailers on differing levels of the retail...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-02/sears-raise-cash-through-c