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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

Renfro friends testify about helping him avoid arrest after shooting of Sgt. Greg Moore

In the frantic moments after Coeur d’Alene Sgt. Greg Moore was shot in 2015, several friends of Jonathan D. Renfro testified Monday about how they sent him text messages to …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Wal-Mart works to close gap with Amazon

Wal-Mart’s acquisition of Jet.com and brands that appeal to younger shoppers gave it an e-commerce boost as it works to close the gap between itself and the online leader. But …


Wal-Mart’s online sales surge, tops first-quarter expectations

Wal-Mart delivered first-quarter results that show it’s winning over shoppers at stores and online, even as the competition intensifies.


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Tacoma to appeal order that it pay $2 million in Wal-Mart dispute

Tacoma plans to appeal after a federal judge last month ordered the city to pay $2 million to an investor group in a case involving development of a Wal-Mart retail …


Cherokee Nation sues drug firms, retailers for flooding communities with opioids

Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation opened a new line of attack against the pharmaceutical industry Thursday, filing a lawsuit in tribal court that accuses the nation’s six top drug distributors …


Wal-Mart to discount online-only items delivered to stores

Starting next week, Wal-Mart will offer discounts on thousands of online-only items when customers elect to have them shipped to one of the company’s stores for pickup.


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Amazon wants Cheerios, Oreos and other brands to bypass Wal-Mart

Amazon has invited some of the world’s biggest brands to its Seattle headquarters in an audacious bid to persuade them that it’s time to start shipping products directly to online …


Judge rejects $80M penalty in Wal-Mart truck drivers lawsuit

A federal judge on Wednesday refused to force Wal-Mart to pay $80 million in penalties in a lawsuit alleging the retail giant failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers in …


Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations.


Sorry, Wal-Mart: Amazon wants your food stamp customers as well

For years, Amazon.com has targeted shoppers who can afford a $99 Prime subscription. Last week’s announcement that it will deliver groceries to food-stamp recipients shows Amazon also wants to appeal …


Wal-Mart is said to be cutting hundreds of workers this month

Wal-Mart Stores is making another round of job cuts as part of Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon’s efforts to streamline operations, according to a person familiar with the situation.


Five malnourished children found living in car outside Wal-Mart

A man and woman are facing child neglect charges after a sheriff’s deputy found five malnourished children living in a car parked outside a Wal-Mart store.


Wal-mart to stop selling ‘Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter’ shirts after police protest

The president of the national Fraternal Order of Police, the country’s largest police organization, on Tuesday asked Wal-Mart to stop selling T-shirts and sweatshirts which say “Black Lives Matter” and …


Moscow Shop with a Cop event brings joy to Idaho children

About 15 local law enforcement officers could be seen inside the Moscow Wal-Mart on Saturday morning, and it was not because a huge crime had been reported.


Body found in Airway Heights Wal-Mart parking lot may have been left there

The body of a woman found in the parking lot of the Airway Heights parking lot on Dec. 6 may have been deliberately left there days before


Secret Santas paying tens of thousands in layaway balances

Two different Secret Santas have been paying off tens of thousands of dollars of layaway accounts at discount stores in Pennsylvania.


Stolen semi driver accused of trying to run over police officers

The man accused of leading police on a high speed chase while driving a stolen semi Thursday appeared in court Friday to face nine criminal charges.


Suspect arrested after Wal-Mart semi leads authorities on chase across Spokane

A man driving a stolen semi truck with a Wal-Mart trailer led authorities on a chase throughout Spokane before crashing into a family’s garage and running away Thursday morning.


Buffett’s shrinking Wal-Mart stake signals Amazon holiday threat

When Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charles Munger lamented the mistakes made in the company’s first 50 years under Warren Buffett, he cited the failure to buy Wal-Mart Stores stock …


Woman’s body found at Airway Heights Wal-Mart

The body of a woman was found inside a vehicle parked at the Airway Heights Wal-Mart late Tuesday morning.


Wal-Mart joining corporate surge to protect LGBT employees

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. added insurance coverage for transgender workers this year, joining more than 500 companies taking a bigger role in advancing the rights of LGBT employees in a competitive …


Truck smashes into Iowa Wal-Mart store killing 3 people

A pickup truck smashed through the front doors of an Iowa Wal-Mart store on Thursday, killing three people and scattering merchandise on the floor before it came to a stop …


Holiday price war intensifies as Wal-Mart, Target pursue Amazon

Wal-Mart, Target and other brick-and-mortar chains are counting on heavier discounts and a bigger online selection to keep up with Amazon.com this holiday season.


No evidence of aloe vera found in the aloe vera at Wal-Mart, CVS, Target

The aloe vera gel many Americans buy to soothe damaged skin contains no evidence of aloe vera at all.


Wal-Mart getting jump on Cyber Monday; will start sales Friday

NEW YORK – Cyber Monday is starting earlier and earlier. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it’s kicking off its so-called “Cyber Monday” deals at 12:01 a.m. EST Friday for …


Wal-Mart tackles food safety with test of blockchain technology

If you shop at Wal-Mart, you might be buying packaged produce unlike any ever sold in a U.S. store. The sliced apples or cut broccoli – the merchant won’t say …


Wal-Mart’s profit falls but beats estimates; revenue misses

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported its third-quarter profit fell 8.2 percent, dragged down by investments in e-commerce and its stores. Its earnings still beat Wall Street estimates. But its revenue fell …


Wal-Mart sets environmental plan as people seek green items

Wal-Mart is laying out its environmental map for the next several years as it tries to satisfy customers who want green products at affordable prices.


Wal-Mart’s China revival strategy calls for deliveries, some by drones, in hours

Wal-Mart Stores has hit the reset button on its China strategy in dramatic fashion. The world’s largest retailer is making an ambitious push into e-commerce in China and aims to …


Gunman at Wal-Mart in Hazel Dell, Washington in custody, no one hurt

HAZEL DELL, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say they quickly detained a gunman who reportedly opened fire inside a Wal-Mart store in southwest Washington. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said in …