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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 Amazon keeps innovating too, implementing new technology and trying to make shopping more convenient.

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 and pharmacies of flooding communities in Oklahoma with hundreds of millions of highly addictive pain pills.

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 shoppers and bypass chains like Wal-Mart, Target and Costco.

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 to lower-income shoppers, traditionally Wal-Mart’s bailiwick.

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 “Bulletproof” on the department store’s website. On Tuesday night, Wal-Mart said it would remove the shirts which say “Bulletproof,” but not the “Black Lives Matter” shirts.

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 early enough in the retailer’s history. Judging by recent events, Buffett doesn’t think Wal-Mart is such a great idea for his company’s next half-century.