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1. Obama Nominates Wal-Mart's Burwell as Budget Chief
- Tuesday, March 05, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Wal-Mart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington's heated partisan budget battles.
2. Williams Continuing Family’s Tennis Legacy
- Friday, February 22, 2013
The other shoppers in the Knoxville grocery store probably don’t know who she is and certainly have no idea what she is doing.
Michelle DePalmer-Williams is, from all appearances, just another mom loading the cart with milk and bread and orange juice, checking her iPhone for text messages and emails.
3. Starbucks Cups to Come With a Political Message
- Thursday, December 27, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks is using its coffee cups to jump into the political fray in Washington.
The world's biggest coffee chain is asking employees at cafes in the Washington, D.C., area to scribble the words "Come Together" on cups for drink orders on Thursday and Friday. CEO Howard Schultz says the words are intended as a message to lawmakers about the damage being caused by the divisive negotiations over the "fiscal cliff."
4. Holiday Shoppers May See Big Discounts Soon
- Monday, December 17, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – If shoppers don't show up in stores soon, more 70 percent off sale signs will.
After a promising start to the holiday shopping season over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, sales have slowed as worries about weak U.S. job growth and other concerns have caused Americans to spend less.
5. US Economy Could Withstand Brief Fall Off ‘Cliff'
- Thursday, December 13, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – It's the scenario that's been spooking employers and investors and slowing the U.S. economy:
Congress and the White House fail to strike a budget deal by New Year's Day. Their stalemate triggers sharp tax increases and spending cuts. Those measures shrink consumer spending, stifle job growth, topple stock prices and push the economy off a "fiscal cliff" and into recession.
6. A Season for More
- Monday, October 29, 2012
Last season, the Grizzlies made the playoffs and even earned home-court advantage for their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Last season, the Tigers made the NCAA Tournament after winning the regular season and tournament Conference USA championships.
7. Wal-Mart's Proxy Vote Shows Dissent Against Execs
- Tuesday, June 05, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart's final shareholder vote for its board of directors showed unprecedented dissent against key executives and board members, including CEO Mike Duke, in the wake of allegations of bribery in Mexico.
8. Wal-Mart CEO Says Co. Committed to Compliance
- Monday, June 04, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Mike Duke said Friday that the retailer is committed to integrity in the wake of recent bribery allegations in Mexico.
Duke joined other executives including chairman Robson Walton, the son of founder Sam Walton, at the company's annual meeting on Friday in pledging that Wal-Mart will get to the bottom of the allegations.
9. Wal-Mart's Q4 Results Show Rebounding US Business
- Wednesday, February 22, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s business offers valuable insight into how Americans are reacting in the slow economic recovery: they will spend, but only if they believe they're getting the lowest prices.
10. Battier to Join Heat, Chalmers Waiting to Decide
- Friday, December 09, 2011
MIAMI (AP) – Shane Battier will be with the Miami Heat this season. Mario Chalmers is deciding if he'll be there with him.
11. Battier to Join Heat, Chalmers Waiting to Decide
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
MIAMI (AP) – Shane Battier will be with the Miami Heat this season. Mario Chalmers is deciding if he'll be there with him.
12. Summitt, Krzyzewski Honored by Sports Illustrated
- Tuesday, December 06, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Pat Summitt and Mike Krzyzewski were selected Monday as Sports Illustrated's sportswoman and sportsman of the year.
The two Hall of Famers are the winningest coaches in women's and men's college basketball.
13. Wal-Mart's Q3 Profits Down 2.9 Percent
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s reported its first quarterly revenue gain in its U.S. namesake business in more than two years, but the discounter's third-quarter profit slipped 2.9 percent, missing Wall Street expectations.
14. Wal-Mart Reverses Revenue Decline in US Business
- Thursday, October 13, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart's effort to reverse a two-year sales slump at its U.S. Walmart stores is beginning to work.
The world's largest retailer said Wednesday that a key revenue measure has risen three months in a row for its namesake stores in the U.S. The company also said it plans to cut its capital spending in the U.S. as it continues to shift toward opening smaller stores and away from remodeling locations.
15. Wal-Mart Stores Says Castro-Wright Retiring
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Tuesday that one of its key executives, Eduardo Castro-Wright, will retire in 2012.
16. Wal-Mart Q2 Profit Up 5.7 Pct on Overseas Strength
- Wednesday, August 17, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. posted a second-quarter profit increase of 5.7 percent on Tuesday and raised its outlook for the year as it benefits from international sales growth and cost cutting measures. But the world’s largest retailer was unable to stop a two-year sales slump at its Walmart stores in the U.S as customers continued to grapple with job security and other economic woes.
17. Wal-Mart CEO Pushes Plan to Keep Retailer Growing
- Monday, June 06, 2011
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unveiled a $15 billion share buyback program Friday as it hammered home its message to shareholders at its annual meeting that the world's largest retailer will keep growing.
18. Wal-Mart: A Year of Taking Stock to Regain Footing
- Friday, June 03, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart is in a race against time to give the people what they want before they get comfortable shopping elsewhere.
Shoppers who switched to other stores when Wal-Mart decided to ditch best-selling toothbrush brands, craft supplies and bolts of fabric may be hard to win back.
19. Rich Spend, Others Scrimp, Retail Reports Show
- Friday, May 20, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – High gas prices are driving a wider wedge between the wealthy and everybody else.
The rich are back to pre-recession-style splurging: Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom customers are treating themselves to luxury items like $5,000 Hermes handbags and $700 Jimmy Choo shoes, and they're paying full price.
20. Rising Pump Prices Add to Wal-Mart Uncertainty
- Wednesday, May 18, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Rising gas prices are adding another obstacle to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s campaign to reverse a two-year U.S. sales slump.
21. Retailers Post Strong April but Fret Over Future
- Friday, May 06, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Retailers reported surging April revenue helped by a late Easter, extending strong spending momentum since late last year.
But some also warned gas prices nearing $4 a gallon are starting to cut into the spending power of lower-income customers who were already on tight budgets.
22. Consumer Comeback Skips Wal-Mart's Aisles
- Thursday, February 24, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart is missing out on the consumer comeback.
The world's largest retailer failed to reverse an almost two-year slide in a key revenue measure in its fourth quarter, it said Tuesday, after all but promising in November it would do just that.
23. Wal-Mart's 4Q Profit Rises; US Sales Still Slump
- Wednesday, February 23, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 27 percent increase in fourth-quarter net income as the world's largest retailer benefited from cost-cutting and strong sales overseas.
24. Clothing Prices to Rise 10 Pct Starting in Spring
- Tuesday, February 15, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — The era of falling clothing prices is ending.
Clothing prices have dropped for a decade as tame inflation and cheap overseas labor helped hold down costs. Retailers and clothing makers cut frills and experimented with fabric blends to cut prices during the recession.
25. Obama Meets Walmart CEO at White House
- Tuesday, November 30, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – A White House official says President Barack Obama is meeting with Walmart's chief executive as part of his efforts to increase outreach to the business community.
Obama was scheduled to meet with Walmart CEO Mike Duke in the Oval Office Monday afternoon. The official said Obama and Duke were to discuss ways to spur job growth and encourage companies to invest in the United States.
26. Wal-Mart Q3 Profit Rises; Pressure Still on in US
- Wednesday, November 17, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 9.3 percent increase in third-quarter net income as the world's largest retailer benefited from cost controls and a robust international business. The company also raised its full-year profit outlook.
27. Wal-Mart Looks to Stock More Local Produce
- Friday, October 15, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to double its sales of locally sourced produce in the U.S. by the end of 2015.
28. Wal-Mart CEO Says he Expects ‘Positive' 4Q Sales
- Thursday, October 14, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart is focusing on smaller-format stores, bringing back "Action Alley" – wide aisles filled with palettes of discounted merchandise – and offering same-day pickup for online purchases in some areas in an effort to jump start sluggish U.S. sales.
29. Wal-Mart Names New CFO as Schoewe Plans to Leave
- Friday, October 01, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Financial Officer Tom Schoewe is retiring, the retailer announced Wednesday, and it has promoted Charles Holley to be his replacement.
30. Wal-Mart Q2 Profit Rises 3.6 Pct on Cost-Cutting
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 3.6 percent increase in second-quarter net income and raised its earnings guidance for the full year as it benefits from cost-cutting and robust global growth in China, Brazil and Mexico.
31. Wal-Mart Names Operating Chief Simon as New US CEO
- Wednesday, June 30, 2010
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday that Bill Simon is taking over as president and CEO of its U.S. operations, replacing Eduardo Castro-Wright, who is shifting to lead the retailer's e-commerce unit Global.com and its global sourcing division.
32. Wal-Mart Cheers Its Moves to Try to Improve Sales
- Monday, June 07, 2010
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s chief executive told shareholders Friday that the company is positioning itself for 20 years of worldwide growth and that it plans to hire another half-million employees over the next five years.
33. ESPN’s Bilas Motivates Memphis Business Leaders
- Monday, May 24, 2010
Best known for his savvy basketball commentary, Jay Bilas spoke Friday morning about the parallels between a successful sports team and a successful business.
Bilas, a hoops analyst for ESPN and CBS Sports, delivered the keynote address at the Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club, held at the Memphis Botanic Garden.
34. Wal-Mart’s Q1 Net Income Rises 10 Percent
- Wednesday, May 19, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s first-quarter net income rose 10 percent as the world’s largest retailer benefited from cost-cutting and robust growth in its international business.
35. Wal-Mart Profit Rises 22 Percent for Q4
- Friday, February 19, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., one of the recession's biggest beneficiaries, felt the pinch during the fourth quarter as quarterly sales fell at its namesake U.S. division for the first time in memory.
36. Wal-Mart Cuts 300 Jobs At Arkansas HQ
- Thursday, February 04, 2010
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has reported it is cutting 300 jobs at its Bentonville, Ark., headquarters as part of a move to trim costs.
37. Wal-Mart to Sell Goods from Other Vendors on Web
- Tuesday, September 01, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has launched an addition to its online business that has outside retailers selling nearly 1 million new items through Walmart.com, a move that could help the world's largest retailer catch up in the online world.
38. Wal-Mart Posts Flat Q2 Profit, Beats Expectations
- Friday, August 14, 2009
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter income virtually unchanged from a year ago, but the results beat Wall Street expectations.
39. Southern Govs Meet Next Week to Discuss Energy
- Monday, June 08, 2009
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens and five governors are scheduled to appear at a conference next week to discuss the future of energy needs in the South.
Governors Haley Barbour of Mississippi, Mike Beebe of Arkansas, Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sonny Perdue of Georgia are on the agenda to speak during a meeting of the Southern Growth Policies Board.
40. Wal-Mart Profit Flat on Impact of Strong Dollar
- Friday, May 15, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which posted flat first-quarter earnings Thursday, will spend another summer marketing its wares to families who want to have fun even in hard times.
41. Wal-Mart Awards Bonuses
- Monday, March 23, 2009
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has paid $2 billion this year to its U.S. employees in bonuses, merchandise discounts and retirement contributions, the company announced late last week.
42. Wal-Mart's Sam's Club Names New CEO
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Monday that Brian C. Cornell, most recently chief executive at arts and crafts chain Michaels Stores Inc., will be the new president and CEO of its Sam's Club warehouse division.
43. Wal-Mart Reports Better-Than-Expected Q4 Earnings
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it's still pulling shoppers away from its main rivals and enjoying a rise in customer traffic as the world's largest retailer released better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday.
44. Duke Brings Merchandising to Wal-Mart Leadership
- Monday, February 02, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - When he assumes the top job at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Sunday, Mike Duke plans to keep pushing for ecological sustainability.
45. Wal-Mart Names New Head Of International Division
- Thursday, January 08, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, on Wednesday named the president and CEO of its Sam’s Club warehouse division to fill the same roles at its expanding international unit.
46. Wal-Mart Names Duke To Succeed Scott as CEO
- Monday, November 24, 2008
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, unexpectedly announced Friday that its chief executive will retire in February and be replaced by the head of its international division.
47. Wal-Mart Scales Back Expansion in Tough Economy
- Thursday, October 30, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is navigating the global economic slowdown by scaling back its store growth and capital expenditures and, instead, focusing on remodeling existing locations and creating smaller outposts.
48. Law School For Journalists to Focus On King, Civil Rights
- Thursday, April 03, 2008
It is one of the last pictures taken of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The day before his 1968 assassination on the balcony of Downtown's Lorraine Motel, King is shown in the courtyard there being served legal papers by a U.S. Marshal.
49. Vesta Home ShowOpens to Public
- Tuesday, April 10, 2007
The Memphis Area Home Builders Association's annual Vesta Home Show opens to the public April 28.
The 2007 Spring Vesta Home Show is at Spring Creek Ranch in the Collierville Reserve. S
50. Legal Columnist To Speak About Larger Implications Of Duke Case
- Thursday, February 01, 2007
Legal columnist Stuart Taylor knew something was wrong with the Duke University lacrosse case when he first heard about it.
The case, which still is open, involves three white lacrosse players at Duke who were accused of raping a black exotic dancer who performed for them at a team party last spring. The racially charged case continues to make national headlines.
51. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, August 11, 2004
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