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Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in US

smh.com.au — A Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. The retailer is halting sales of assault rifles. Photo: Gunnar Rathbun/Invision for Walmart, via Associated Press Wal-Mart said Wednesday that it would no longer sell high-powered rifles in its US stores. The decision followed years of public pressure on the retailer to stop selling some of the most lethal weapons associated with many of the nation's mass shootings.
Aug 27, 2015

We live in a crazy world: Wal-Mart to end sales of assault-style rifles in US theage.com.au/business/retai… via @theage

Aug 27, 2015

Wal-Mart, largest guns n ammo seller in the US, will stop selling military-style rifles due to lower consumer demand bit.ly/1PzQ2xh

As stocks fall, China's big spenders pull back

startribune.com — One of Hong Kong's busiest shopping streets winds past the Times Square center, under slick signs for brands like Mont Blanc, Cartier, Gucci and Burberry. But inside the towering luxury mall, the hum of the crowds below fades into the quiet of rows of mostly empty boutiques.

Wal-Mart to end sales of assault rifles in U.S. stores

dallasnews.com — Wal-Mart will no longer sell assault rifles in its U.S. stores, the retail giant confirmed Wednesday, attributing its decision to changing consumer demand, not gun politics. Although the decision predated the fatal shootings of two TV journalists in Virginia, the company's move became widely publicized on the same day as the killings.

Walmart to End Sales of Assault Rifles in U.S. Stores

nytimes.com — Walmart will no longer sell assault rifles in its stores in the United States, the retail giant confirmed on Wednesday, attributing its decision to changing consumer demand, not gun politics. Although the decision predated the fatal shootings of two TV journalists in Virginia, the company's move became widely publicized on the same day as the killings.
Aug 27, 2015

Walmart to End Sales of Assault-Style Rifles … But not for the reason you think. via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/08/27/bus…

Aug 26, 2015

Walmart is ending the sale of assault rifles, like the AR-15, in its U.S. stores nyti.ms/1KO9q5R pic.twitter.com/LT8AR2stNQ

Aug 26, 2015

RT @HirokoTabuchi: Walmart is ending the sale of assault rifles, like the AR-15, in its U.S. stores nyti.ms/1KO9q5R pic.twitter.com/LT8AR2stNQ

Aug 26, 2015

“It was done purely based on customer demand,” says Walmart nyti.ms/1KO9q5R Here are the FBI's NICS stats pic.twitter.com/QccnO33avt

Aug 26, 2015

RT @HirokoTabuchi: Walmart is ending the sale of assault rifles, like the AR-15, in its U.S. stores nyti.ms/1KO9q5R pic.twitter.com/LT8AR2stNQ

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As Stocks Fall, China’s Big Spenders Pull Back

nytimes.com — One of Hong Kong's busiest shopping streets winds past the Times Square center, under slick signs for brands like Mont Blanc, Cartier, Gucci and Burberry. But inside the towering luxury mall, the hum of the crowds below fades into the quiet of rows of mostly empty boutiques.
Aug 26, 2015

“I’m sorry, you have to queue,” says an employee at a Chanel store in Hong Kong -- with no shoppers in sight. nyti.ms/1LAQNrU

Aug 26, 2015

“I’m sorry, you have to queue,” says Chanel saleswoman in Hong Kong, waving her hand at imaginary line of shoppers nyti.ms/1LAQNrU

Aug 26, 2015

19-year-old in Beijing says she normally bought luxury goods in US because "the price is always very high in China" nyti.ms/1LAQNrU

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Nearly 51,000 Madewell Sandals Are Recalled

nytimes.com — Madewell, J. Crew's smaller but fast-growing hipster brand, is recalling about 50,900 pairs of sandals in the United States and Canada because they may cause wearers to trip and fall. A metal shank could dislodge and break through the bottom of the sandals, creating a fall hazard, according to a recall notice issued on Thursday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and linked to from Madewell's website.
Aug 21, 2015

Ban the word 'hipster.' Especially ban if from ledes of @NYTimes stories ht.ly/RdqGI

Aug 22, 2015

Not made so well @nytimes: Nearly 51,000 Madewell sandals are recalled nyti.ms/1NrW1qi

Aug 22, 2015

A wacky fact in today's NYT, from @hirokotabuchi's story on an odd Madewell sandal recall. nyti.ms/1Jc9Anr pic.twitter.com/gYYN9RvxAO

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Target Reports Stronger Earnings After Job Cuts and Store Closings

nytimes.com — In a season dotted with notable earnings misses among retailers, Target bucked the industry trends by reporting strong earnings on Wednesday, its bottom line lifted by brisk apparel and home goods sales as well as intensive cost-cutting.

Pay hike pains giant

timesunion.com — The retail giant said it was feeling the financial fallout of agreeing to raise employees' wages to at least $9 an hour, and of its investment to increase its online services as it vies to compete with e-commerce titans like Amazon. [...]

U.S. Investigates Airbag Rupture in a Volkswagen

nytimes.com — Volkswagen has been one of the few global automakers unaffected by rupturing airbags made by Takata that are linked to at least eight deaths and more than 100 injuries. But this week, safety regulators demanded more details from Takata and Volkswagen on the rupture of a Takata airbag in a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan on June 7.

Walmart Cuts Profit Forecast as Earnings Fall Short of Estimates

nytimes.com — Walmart cut its annual profit forecast on Tuesday as the retail giant was hurt by a stronger dollar and lower margins in the United States, as well as more spending on wages and e-commerce. The retailer also reported that its earnings for the second quarter came in at $1.08 a share, below analysts' expectations of $1.12 a share.
Aug 18, 2015

RT @nytimesbusiness: Walmart Cuts Profit Forecast as Earnings Fall Short of Estimates nyti.ms/1EzM4yL

Aug 23, 2015

Finally #Walmart admits higher #pay is good long-term strategy despite short-term costs. Why not #health insurance? nyti.ms/1E0tZ2j

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Aug 31, 2015

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Aug 30, 2015

RT @NewYorker: In remembrance of the incomparable Oliver Sacks, a look back at some of his iconic work for The New Yorker: nyr.kr/1UlZW79

Aug 30, 2015

RT @nytopinion: Remembering Oliver Sacks, through his op-eds. From Feb. when he learned of his cancer. nyti.ms/1F95fzD pic.twitter.com/AFhaCDxiRo

Aug 30, 2015

RT @nytimes: The NYT obituary for Oliver Sacks, a neurologist who wrote about his patients’ struggles in ways that humanized them nyti.ms/1NGVIrC

Aug 30, 2015

RT @facklernyt: Participants say 200,000 protesters are gathered in #Tokyo. If true, bigger than 2012 no-nuke protests. @necomatango pic.twitter.com/zxmRhiu8CA

Aug 30, 2015

RT @facklernyt: Aerial photo of today's anti-security law protest, by @asahi_photo. #Japan political debate getting more heated. pic.twitter.com/15OheFEjyF


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