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Wal-Mart layoffs about retaliation, not repairs, union claims

Wal-Mart faces a potential labor injunction from a union group asking the company to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary …

Wal-Mart mysteriously closed 5 stores, and some people have a wacky conspiracy theory about why

The retailer said it closed the stores in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida because of persistent plumbing issues that could take as long as six months to fix.<p>More than 2,200 workers were laid off as a result and given two months of severance pay.<p>But some critics are skeptical that Wal-Mart …

Pico Rivera Wal-Mart closure a worry for city

The 2002 grand opening of Pico Rivera's<p>Wal-Marthad all the hallmarks of a big event in a small town: The mayor, wielding oversized scissors, cuts a ribbon; the excited crowd streams through a balloon arch into the shining anchor of a new shopping center.<p>Thirteen years later, that mayor, Gregory …

Wal-Mart's sudden closure has crippled a California city

The store was the city's second-biggest employer, and its closure resulted in the laying off of more than 500 workers, The Los Angeles Times reports.<p>The store also generated about 10% of Pico Rivera's sales tax revenue, or about $1.3 million annually, according to the report.<p>Now hundreds of …

Wal-Mart to open 115 new China stores, creating 30,000 jobs

US retail giant Wal-Mart is planning to expand its presence in China, indicating the company is still attracted to the demographics of the nation, …

Wal-Mart laid off 2,200 workers, then told them to avoid chocolate and alcohol

(J.D. Pooley / Getty Images)<br>Wal-Mart abruptly closed five stores earlier this month and laid off more than 2,200 employees in the process.<p>The company …