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Warehouse 'permatemps' push Walmart accountability

Nov 28, 2012
Protests put Walmart in the public eye, and legal strategy targets Walmart as industry giant.
Posted In: Walmart, low-wage, permatemp, subcontracting, warshouse

Walmart warehouse temps add flexibility -- and save money?

Nov 27, 2012
Walmart's flexible supply chain depends on low-wage "permatemp" workers.
Posted In: Walmart, low-wage, warehouse, permatemp, union, labor, supply chain

ConAgra buys into private label's success

Nov 27, 2012
Food giant sees Ralcorp purchase as a way to enter the growing store brand market.
Posted In: ConAgra

Congress eyes limit to mortgage interest deduction

Nov 27, 2012
As Congress tries to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, lawmakers are considering a cap on the mortgage interest deduction.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, mortgage interest deduction

Workers protest pay, conditions at Walmart warehouses

Nov 26, 2012
Critics say a system of contracting out warehouse operation and hiring allows discounters to avoid responsibility for workers.
Posted In: Walmart, Retail, low-wage work, union, permatemp, contractors

Amid shopping, Wal-Mart protesters question wages

Nov 23, 2012
Wa-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, had impressive Black Friday sales, including more than 1.3 million televisions. Outside some stores, employees and supporters picketed for higher wages and better benefits.
Posted In: Walmart, strike

New Black Friday tradition: Workers picket Walmart

Nov 22, 2012
Walmart workers will walk picket lines outside stores on Black Friday to protest the retail chain's low wages. Walmart, with more than a million employees, helps set pay levels for the retail industry.
Posted In: Walmart, Black Friday, protests

Skechers warehouse showcases state-of-the-art technology

Nov 21, 2012
Jobs are better, but fewer, as high-tech machines replace lower-skilled warehouse loaders and handlers
Posted In: skechers, Walmart, low-wage workers, warehouse

Turkey giveaway programs say donations are down

Nov 20, 2012
One agency fills the turkey donation gap with free chickens instead.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, turkey, food banks, Charity

Were you born on an Inauguration Day?

Nov 19, 2012
Marketplace and the Annenberg School at USC are looking for everyday citizens to share their stories of how life has changed since the day they were born -- and a president was sworn in.
Posted In: inauguration

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