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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

Walmart said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam’s Clubs following a string of mysterious illnesses and deaths related to vaping.


Walmart rolls out grocery delivery subscription

Walmart is rolling out a grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business.


Grand jury indicts man on capital murder for El Paso attack

A man accused of gunning down people at a busy Walmart in El Paso last month was indicted Thursday for capital murder, prosecutors announced.


Spokane Valley Walmart selected for pollinator garden pilot program

A Walmart store in Spokane Valley was selected by the company to participate in a pollinator garden pilot program tdesigned to beautify the grounds while increasing bee and monarch butterfly …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 6:25 a.m.

Locals react to Walmart’s decision to stop selling some ammo, discourage open carry

Walmart announced Tuesday it would no longer sell handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition.


Kentucky man accused of stealing shopping carts, riding around on one of them while drunk

A Corbin man was arrested in Laurel County on Friday after the sheriff’s office said he was operating a Walmart motorized cart while intoxicated.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 4:31 p.m.

El Paso shooting suspect says AK-style gun came from Romania

The suspected gunman in the deadly mass shooting in El Paso earlier this month told police that the AK-style rifle used in the attack came from Romania, according to an …


Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

Walmart plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a mass shooting earlier this month, the retail giant said Thursday, but the entire interior of …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Families gather to remember victims of El Paso shooting

Families of those killed when a gunman opened fire at an El Paso Walmart are gathering at funerals on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border, remembering loved ones whose lives …


Man takes golf cart on wild ride into Florida Walmart store

Authorities say a 56-year-old Florida man took his golf cart on a wild ride through a Walmart store, terrorizing shoppers and ignoring deputies’ orders to stop before crashing into a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Walmart pulls violent game displays but will still sell guns

Walmart has ordered workers to remove video game signs and displays that depict violence from stores nationwide after 22 people died in a shooting at one of its Texas stores, …


Walmart employees staging a walkout to protest gun sales

Dozens of white-collar Walmart employees are expected to walk out Wednesday afternoon to protest the retailer’s gun policies after shootings at two company stores left 24 people dead.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

2 dead, 2 wounded in Mississippi Walmart shooting

Authorities say a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two people and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested at a Walmart in northern Mississippi.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

The Dirt: Couple continues rehab of Aberdeen Hotel

The top floor of the 121-year-old Hotel Aberdeen building in downtown Spokane is being renovated into three apartments, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Sun., July 28, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Walmart in Spokane Valley completes store remodel

Walmart Inc. recently completed a remodel project to transform one of its Spokane Valley stores.


Police: Woman refuses to pay for cake she ate while shopping

Authorities say a Texas woman ate half a cake while roaming the aisles of a Walmart store and then refused to pay full price for it, claiming she had found …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

Walmart heir, Buffett to give away $4.8 billion of fortunes

Warren Buffett said Monday he plans to donate $3.6 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities – one of his largest gifts ever – while Walmart heir Jim Walton …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Walmart to pay $282M over Brazil corruption

Walmart agreed Thursday to pay $282 million to settle civil and criminal allegations of overseas corruption, including payment of more than $500,000 to an intermediary known as a “sorceress” for …


Target ups the ante in online delivery wars

How much would you be willing to pay to get those diapers within an hour or so? In the latest salvo in the delivery wars, Target is offering same-day delivery …


As Walmart turns to robots, it’s the human workers who feel like machines

To Walmart executives, the Auto-C self-driving floor scrubber is the future of retail automation – a multimillion-dollar bet that advanced robots will optimize operations, cut costs and revolutionize the American …


Walmart extends debt-free college benefits to high schoolers

Walmart is extending its debt-free college benefits to high schoolers as a way to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market.


Walmart hires former Google, Amazon exec for new tech role

Walmart has hired a tech veteran whose resume includes stints at Amazon, Microsoft and Google for a newly elevated position of chief technology officer and chief development officer.


Walmart warns that higher tariffs will mean higher prices

Walmart reports another quarter of strong sales but warns higher tariffs will mean higher prices.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping

Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars with Amazon.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 1:34 p.m.

Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores to 21 amid growing pressure from regulators to cut tobacco …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores in real time

Is that banana starting to bruise? Walmart uses thousands of cameras to track what’s going on in stores real time.


Walmart, Amazon kick off government online pilot program

Amazon and Walmart on Thursday are kicking off a two-year pilot established by the government to allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay …


Walmart partners with Kidbox styling service for kids

Walmart is teaming up with Kidbox, the 3-year-old online styling service for children, to offer its customers an exclusive, curated style box.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

Walmart buys ad tech startup

Walmart to buy ad tech startup Polymorph Labs to better compete with Amazon in targeting shoppers online.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Ghost of Toys R Us still haunts toymakers

A year after Toys R Us imploded, toymakers are still readjusting to the big loss of shelf space. That means slashing the number of styles they carry, re-evaluating how they …