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July Fourth gas prices to be highest since 2008

The recent spike in gas prices will make the July 4 holiday weekend the most expensive for drivers since 2008.<p>According to USA Today, prices will average $3.68 a gallon for regular-grade gas, up 17 cents from last year. That is still below the record price of $4.11 at the pump just after July 4, …

Walmart Fights Slowing Growth With Insurance, Money Transfers

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As <b>Walmart's</b> (WMT) growth slows, the retailer is turning to alternative services including auto insurance and money transfers …

Walmart and McDonald's Earnings Prove Price Isn't Everything

Cheap isn't what it used to be. Two of the country's iconic havens of thrift -- discount retail giant Walmart (WMT) and Big Mac daddy McDonald's …

Walmart Needs a New Board

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) needs a new board. A large proxy management company did not go that far in a recent report about Walmart’s need for …

'Walmart moms' walk off the job in protest at pay and conditions

Working mothers at Walmart staged a series of strikes on Wednesday in protest over wages and conditions at the world's largest retailer, as a new report claims the company's top executives received $104m in taxpayer subsidies over a six-year period.<p>The majority of mothers working at Walmart, which …

How to Stop Procrastinating

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>You may not have broken your New Year's resolution yet -- but that's likely because you just haven't gotten around to doing it, period.<p>There's new research out on the science of procrastination that explains why we put off things we know we should do and actually might want to have done …