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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

Fire investigators find no evidence of harmful substance that forced closure of North Spokane Walmart

Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department found no evidence of a harmful “white powder” on cash that north Spokane Walmart employees said made them feel ill.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:22 a.m.

North Spokane Walmart evacuated after reports of suspicious substance

A Walmart in north Spokane was closed for several hours Sunday after employees discovered what they described as “white powder” on money passed over the counter. Reports of the substance …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Walmart heirs promote charter schools among black community

Amid fierce debate over whether charter schools are good for black students, the heirs to the Walmart company fortune have been working to make inroads with advocates and influential leaders …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Sheriff’s office identifies man found dead near Hayden Walmart

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man who was found dead Monday morning in a wooded area near the Walmart in Hayden.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Body found in wooded area near Hayden Walmart

Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies discovered a body Monday morning in a wooded area near the Walmart in Hayden.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Robot janitors to mop floors at some Walmarts

The world’s largest retailer is rolling out 360 autonomous floor-scrubbing robots in some of its stores in the U.S. by the end of the January, it said in a joint …


Deputies arrest man in Vancouver Walmart hostage situation

Authorities say deputies arrested a man after they say he held people hostage in a vehicle in a Vancouver Walmart parking lot and then caused the store to go into …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

Stores fighting for Black Friday sales aim for convenience

Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts – and also to take …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Ford, Walmart test self-driving grocery delivery service

Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Authorities seek victims of suspect who grabbed and filmed girls at Spokane Valley Walmart

Detectives are looking for victims of a man who allegedly followed, recorded and touched young girls at a Spokane Valley Walmart on Nov. 1 and on other occasions.


Walmart surpasses Amazon as online shoppers’ most popular grocer

The world’s largest retailer has surpassed the e-commerce giant in a survey of online food shoppers, more of whom said they most recently visited Walmart’s site for groceries.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

Blind customers sue Walmart, saying self-serve checkouts violate ADA

Three blind Maryland residents and the National Federation of the Blind have sued Walmart, alleging the company violates the Americans with Disabilities Act because its self-checkout kiosks are not fully …


Walmart’s warehouse chain tries to get high-tech with test store

Warehouse clubs, purveyors of off-price denim and massive tubs of mayonnaise, aren’t usually on the cutting edge of retail. Walmart’s Sam’s Club wants to prove otherwise.


Spokane Walmart celebrates end of renovations Friday

The Spokane Walmart at 9212 N. Colton St. will celebrate the completion of a store remodel with an 8 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Walmart makes improvements to third-party marketplace

Walmart says it will work with third-party sellers to make millions of items available for free two-day shipping on orders over $35.


Walmart agrees to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit over seating for California cashiers

About 100,000 current and former Walmart cashiers in California might soon be eligible to receive slices of a $65 million settlement the retailer has agreed to pay after being accused …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood.


Walmart to buy online plus-size women’s brand Eloquii

Walmart says it’s acquiring an online plus-size fashion brand called Eloquii Design Inc., extending its buying spree of niche brands as it tries to compete better with online leader Amazon.com


Boise woman pleads guilty after car fire kills daughter

A 31-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony injury to a child following a car fire that killed one of her children and injured another.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

While Kroger results disappoint, Target announces plan to hire 20 percent more for holidays

Kroger Co.’s shares fell after the supermarket chain missed analysts’ sales estimates and margins continued to narrow in the company’s fiscal second quarter.


Walmart’s Jet.com to sell Nike sneakers ahead of holidays

Walmart-owned Jet.com will soon sell Nike products on its site as it seeks to catch up with Amazon ahead of the holiday shopping season.


Medical examiner: Walmart robbery suspect shot himself

Authorities say an armed man who robbed a Walmart store in Spanaway early Monday died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was not fatally shot by deputies as initially thought.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

Walmart’s online shoppers won’t have to hang their own TVs anymore

Walmart is expanding its partnership with on-demand home-services company Handy to sell installation and assembly packages right on its website.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Thousands of Amazon workers receive food stamps. Now Sen. Bernie Sanders wants Amazon to pay up.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will soon introduce legislation that would require large employers like Amazon, Walmart and McDonald’s to fully cover the cost of food stamps, public housing, Medicaid and …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Walmart patent filings envision customers strapping on headsets to shop

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer has applied for patents that envision a virtual showroom and a fulfillment center that would allow people to put on a headset and shop in a …


Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlook

Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street’s expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established …


Police: Man opened fire following dispute in Walmart checkout line

A man pulled a gun during a dispute with another customer in Walmart checkout lines near Philadelphia and opened fire, wounding several people before fleeing but was later arrested after …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

Walmart’s built a ragtag alliance of tech firms to battle Amazon

The Amazon menace has prompted a strategic shift inside Walmart’s headquarters.


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

Bank robbery suspect arrested at Shadle Walmart

Spokane police arrested a man Sunday evening suspected of robbing two area banks.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Walmart draws fire for ‘Impeach 45’ T-shirts

Walmart is under fire after its website offered T-shirts from third-party sellers with “IMPEACH 45” emblazoned across the front in big capital letters – a call to bring down the …