Walmart bans products from Xinjiang, sparks anger on Chinese social networks

China 12/29/21, 01:45

The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. retailer Walmart is facing anger from netizens on Chinese social networks who complain that the retail giant has stopped offering products from the Xinjiang region in its Chinese stores. The complaints come days after Joe Biden signed the Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which ...

Biden increases port capacity to ease supply chain bottlenecks

California 10/13/21, 15:47

Failing to unload cargo ships in a timely manner is causing extensive supply chain problems across America. Joe Biden's administration hopes to alleviate backlogs through lifting port capacity. The White House will increase capacity at major California ports, and Walmart, FedEx, UPS plus other large goods carriers ahead of the busy ...

Veteran TV weatherman fired for refusing vaccine

U.S. 09/20/21, 18:15

A long-serving Michigan meteorologist was terminated for failing to comply with his employer's vaccine mandate on Sept. 16. Karl Bohnak finished up at WLUC-TV6 after spending decades at the company, because he declined to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. "Since I chose not to take one of the shots, I was fired," he ...

FDA officially approves Pfizer’s CCP virus vaccine

News 08/23/21, 20:32

Pfizer's vaccine was fully endorsed to protect against the Chinese Communist Party virus (COVID-19) on Aug. 23. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed Pfizer and its partner BioNTech are the first to receive full regulatory approval in the United States. The decision effectively replaces an earlier emergency use authorization ...

A ‘good Samaritan’ saves Walmart security officer from armed thief

U.S. 04/19/21, 16:53

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has praised two unidentified individuals, one of whom is a licensed gun owner, as “good Samaritans.” On Saturday afternoon, April 17, when a Beech Grove Ind. Walmart security guard received a call for help regarding an alleged shoplifter, he arrived at the scene to find the ...

Walmart announces it will join Microsoft in purchasing TikTok

U.S. 08/28/20, 17:33

Hours after TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigned on Thursday, Aug. 27,  Walmart Inc announced in an official statement that it would join Microsoft in a joint bid to acquire the social media company's U.S. assets. Mayer, just two months after taking office, resigned on Thursday amid pressure from the United States ...

Secret Santa pays $65,000 for Christmas layaway gifts at Walmart

U.S. 12/14/19, 09:51

In line with the Christmas spirit, one anonymous donor surprised Walmart shoppers in Anniston, Alabama, by paying off $65,000 worth of layaway balances. Hannah Haynes said she went into the store on Monday, Dec. 9, to get her children Christmas gifts off of layaway and was surprised to find that her ...

Walmart sides with urban liberals on gun debate, gets blasted by Tucker Carlson

U.S. 09/06/19, 09:11

On Sept. 3, Fox News host Tucker Carlson lambasted Democratic presidential candidates for mandatory firearm buybacks, as well as retail behemoth Walmart for discontinuing sales of particular firearms. Walmart has made its position in the gun debate clear—the company will no longer be selling certain kinds of gun ammunition in its ...

Armed man causing panic at Missouri Walmart charged with terroristic threats

U.S. 08/10/19, 07:08

The Greene County Prosecutor's Office has filed charges against the heavily armed man who caused panic at a Walmart store in Springfield, Missouri, earlier this week. Dmitriy Andreychenko, 20, was charged with terroristic threat in the second degree, KY3.com citing the office’s statement reported Friday. The charges come after police say Andreychenko, ...

Heavly armed man detained at Missouri Walmart store, no shooting reported

U.S. 08/09/19, 04:55

Missouri police arrested a heavily armed man in a Walmart in Southwest Springfield on Thursday evening, Aug. 8, just several days after a mass shooting took place at another Walmart store in Texas. The Springfield Police Department said it had dispatched officers to 3150 W. Republic Rd. at approximately 4:10 p.m. ...

Reports: Police responding to shooting at Baton Rouge Walmart

U.S. 08/06/19, 15:46

Following reports of a shooting at the shop on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 6, authorities and paramedics swarmed a Baton Rouge Walmart. WBRZ-TV reported that a shooting at around noon at the Walmart near the corner of Burbank Drive and Bluebonnet Boulevard was verified by the Baton Rouge Police Department. There was also ...

Walmart to pay $138M over Brazil corruption

Business 06/20/19, 12:13

Walmart agreed Thursday to pay a $138 million criminal penalty to settle Justice Department allegations that its Brazilian subsidiary secretly funneled more than $500,000 to an intermediary known as a "sorceress" for her uncanny ability to make permit problems disappear. Prosecutors went after Walmart under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which ...

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