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Features by Sally Herships

Walmart announces it will raise wages for some 500,000 employees.

Wal-Mart's goal: Reinvention

Customers don’t like waiting, and the country's largest retailer knows it.
Posted In: Wal-Mart, Walmart
Instagram has plans to allow all advertisers to use its app this fall.

At Instagram, it's no longer hip to be square

To accommodate advertisers, the sharing app is expanding beyond its classic format
Posted In: instagram, photos, apps

Gamestop is dropping off the leaderboard

Brick-and-mortar shops are finding new ways stay competitive.
Posted In: video games, earnings report
Ippudo Ramen restaurant

Etiquette and rituals rule in Japan's business culture

Foreign firms best learn their way around a simple 'yes' before making a deal.
Posted In: Japan, hospitality, business, social behavior
At Toto's Tokyo showroom

A toilet for all techies

Can U.S. consumers take all that Japanese gadgetry sitting down?
Posted In: Japan, Toilets, japan economy
Ads can target consumers based on their previous Internet searches through online shopping platforms such as Amazon.com.

Big data is following you

Cookies let retailers compile a dossier on shoppers — and resend the same ads.
Posted In: big data, advertisements, websites
Two Samsung affiliates are preparing to merge.

Chaebol versus the shareholders

There’s a serious challenge to the all-powerful family that controls Samsung.
Posted In: samsung, hedge funds, shareholders

Training is in short supply for police forces

Professional development is lacking, experts say, but costs can be prohibitory.
Posted In: police, policing, mentally ill, mental illness
Washington D.C. Police Officer Debra Domino models a body camera before a press conference at City Hall in Washington, D.C. Some say that the number of private police vs. public ones is a growing problem.

Accountability at question in private policing

Security guards outnumber government officers 3-to-2, but most have less training.
Posted In: police, private police, Crime
A look at some of the merchandising available at Hillary Clinton's online shop.

The merch tells the mood

Constrained or confident? Campaign T-shirts and onsies can say a lot about that.
Posted In: presidential candidates, merchandise, brands

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