Stacey Vanek Smith
Aug 15, 2013 The world's largest retailer reported quarterly sales were down and cut its profit forecast for the year. So what are consumers putting in their shopping carts and what are they leaving out?
Aug 15, 2013 Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, discusses the latest retail earnings.
Jul 24, 2013 India has a strict rules for big international retailers: 30 percent of the merchandise sold at big box stores has to be purchased in India.
Jul 16, 2013 Meet Brendan O'Connell, Walmart artist -- or at least the mega retailer is his muse. O'Connell has taken to painting the things you can find the big-box store and the people who roam its aisles.
Jul 8, 2013 The strike has laid bare a tricky cultural divide in the Bay Area, between traffic-weary tech workers who drive the local economy, and blue collar transit workers who feel left behind.
May 30, 2013 Walmart employees and other low-wage workers hope the spotlight on U.S. companies in Bangladesh galvanizes support for their campaigns at home.
May 17, 2013 Walmart could be liable for millions in damages because it controls the supply chain, even if it doesn't employ the workers directly.
May 16, 2013 Temperatures were down across much of the United States, causing consumers to huddle at home instead of going out.
Apr 25, 2013 The collapse of a factory in Bangladesh reportedly producing clothing for American and European companies is raising questions about what those companies owe after a tragedy.
Apr 24, 2013 Walmart is losing its image man. Leslie Dach, executive vice president of corporate affairs at Walmart, will be stepping down this summer after seven years on the job.