Articles by Wal-Mart

  • Facebook Counts 6-B Aussie Hits in 2011, Flags More Opportunities for Brand Exposure in Social Media Sites
    Facebook Unveils Irresistible Offers in its Race towards Multibillion Dollar IPO

    March 01 2012 3:48 AM EST

    Facebook has unveiled new ways for businesses to reach its 845 million users directly across all devices, including mobile, as it races toward a multibillion dollar IPO. With new Premium on Facebook ads, marketers can expand their reach on the social network by paying for a video.

  • Facebook Woos Madison Avenue in Pre-IPO Mobile Push

    February 29 2012 8:06 PM EST

    Facebook has unveiled new ways for businesses to reach its 845 million users directly across all devices, including mobile, as it races toward a multibillion dollar IPO.

  • Penney's February sales down

    February 24 2012 11:56 AM EST

    J.C. Penney Co Inc's February sales are down from last year, its chief executive said on Friday, as the retailer tries to get shoppers used to a new pricing strategy that does not include the discounts that hurt margins.

  • Hong Kong Shares up; Developers Propel China to Near 3-mth High

    February 22 2012 8:38 AM EST

    China shares extended a winning streak on Wednesday, hitting a near three-month high as property stocks rose, which also helped Hong Kong markets reverse early losses and end higher for a second-straight day.

  • Wall Street Turns Lower After Dow Crosses 13,000

    February 21 2012 3:28 PM EST

    Stocks dipped on Tuesday as shares pulled back after the Dow breached 13,000 for the first time since May 2008, the latest big move in stocks' recent rally.

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    Wal-Mart's 4Q Saw 1.5 Percent Rise in US Same-Store Sales

    February 21 2012 7:52 AM EST

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, on Tuesday reported a 1.5 percent increase in fourth-quarter sales at its U.S. stores open at least a year.

  • Stock Futures Signal Higher Open on US Markets

    February 21 2012 7:37 AM EST

    Stock index futures pointed to a rise in U.S. equities on Tuesday after the market opens following Monday's Presidents Day holiday, with futures for the S**9**P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq 100 rising 0.4 percent to 0.5 percent.

  • Stocks in Focus (WMT, DELL, CHK, KFT, HD, M, NBR, BYD, GPC, INTU)

    February 21 2012 6:29 AM EST

    The companies expected to see active trade Tuesday are: Wal-Mart Stores, Dell, Chesapeake Energy, Kraft Foods, Home Depot, Macy's, Nabors Industries, Boyd Gaming, Genuine Parts and Intuit Inc.

  • Beyond Mardi Gras Beads: 5 Crazy Things People Throw, From Moon Pies To Chickens (Yes, Chickens)

    February 20 2012 4:29 PM EST

    For many, Mardi Gras 2012 in New Orleans means one thing: the throwing of the beads. But what about the other items tossed out of floats and thrown from balconies during Mardi Gras celebrations? From moon pies to painted coconuts, here are five crazy things revelers can get during Mardi Gras 2012.

  • Stocks May Strain to Hold 9-month Highs

    February 20 2012 8:29 AM EST

    If upcoming earnings from U.S. retailers are as unimpressive as the rest of the profit season has been, Wall Street could face a tough time justifying a stock market at nine-month highs.

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    Wal-Mart Raises Stake in Chinese eCommerce Firm Yihaodian

    February 20 2012 3:19 AM EST

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has announced that it will increase its investment in the holding company of Yihaodian, Chinese eCommerce company, in an effort to strengthen its online presence.

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    Wall Street Week Ahead: Stocks May Strain to Hold Highs

    February 19 2012 2:14 PM EST

    If upcoming earnings from U.S. retailers are as unimpressive as the rest of the profit season has been, Wall Street could face a tough time justifying a stock market at nine-month highs.

  • Malachy, winner of the Best-in-Show honor at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show -- and owner David Fitzpatrick, right -- ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.
    U.S. Equity Market May Strain to Hold Nine-Month Highs

    February 18 2012 8:04 AM EST

    If the coming earnings from U.S. retailers are as unimpressive as the rest of the profit season has been, Wall Street could face a tough time justifying a stock market at nine-month highs. All things considered, strategists believe the market could face resistance in a push higher.

  • Valentine's Day Deals 2012: Online Gifts for Him and Her

    February 11 2012 9:04 AM EST

    Valentine's Day is round the corner and many retailers have announced discounts for shoppers who want to buy something special for their loved ones. Looking for Valentine's Day gifts for him? Or for her? Here's a quick look at some of the best online Valentine's Day deals you will find at some of the biggest and most popular retailers around.

  • Girl Fights Kidnapper: Brittney Baxter, 7, Wrestled Away from Suspect Thomas Woods [VIDEO]

    February 09 2012 10:25 PM EST

    Brittney Baxter, a 7-year-old girl who was caught on security cameras as she fights off her kidnapper, said she was kicking as hard as she could to escape the clutches of Thomas Woods, 25, the man suspected of trying to take her from an Atlanta Wal-mart.

  • Walmart is the largest seller of food in the United States, and food accounts for more than half of the chain's annual sales
    Walmart to Label Healthier Food as Great For You

    February 07 2012 9:26 AM EST

    Eggs are among the foods getting a new Great For You icon from the world's largest retailer as it tries to convince shoppers that they can make healthy, low-cost choices when picking out food at its U.S. stores.

  • Skepticism Grows on Medco/Express Scripts Deal

    February 06 2012 4:56 PM EST

    Objections to Express Scripts' $29 billion plan to buy rival pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions are accumulating as U.S. antitrust regulators weigh whether they have enough evidence to stop the megamerger.

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    Boston, New York Mayors Aiming at Illegal Guns in Super Bowl Ad Spot

    February 04 2012 8:42 AM EST

    Among the slick, million-dollar ads airing during the Super Bowl this Sunday, viewers in New York and Boston will see a far more modest spot. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be sitting on a couch touting an issue most politicians avoid like the plague: gun control.

  • A worker performs a quality test on automobile parts at a factory in Ludhiana, in the northern Indian state of Punjab on Jan. 18, 2012.
    India Still a Hot Spot for Foreign Direct Investment: Ernst & Young

    January 29 2012 2:40 AM EST

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India is set to swell in coming years as investors stomach a lack of transparency, poor infrastructure, and policy paralysis in their search for growth, professional-services firm Ernst & Young (E&Y) said in a report.

  • Apple stocks should be trading at much higher prices given the company's astounding growth and huge cash hoard
    Why Apple's Killer Quarter Puts Pressure on iPad 3, iPhone 5

    January 27 2012 3:56 PM EST

    Apple announced its most profitable quarter ever on Tuesday, but now that the bar is set so high, all eyes will be on the next iPad and iPhone to carry the company's success through the year.