sam walton

Religion
Median weekend worship attendance overall decreased from 129 in 2005 to 80 in 2015, according to the Faith Communities Today
Impact
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A foundation run by the heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton said Thursday it will spend $1 billion
Politics
A year and a half ago I discovered that the Koch brothers are my brothers. I learned about our extraordinary kinship through a brief article, which mentioned that Charles Koch, and his younger twin brothers David and William, were members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at MIT.
Business
Redfin used Forbes' wealth research and their own data on home prices in its analysis. Google co-founder Larry Page, worth
Business
The heirs of Sam Walton control more than half of the total 3.23 billion outstanding shares in the company. Last year, of the four shareholder resolutions listed on the Proxy Ballot, none garnered more than 17 percent of the voting shares. This year, of the three shareholders resolutions, only one is new: "Request for Annual Report on Lobbying."
Business
It will take a couple of years to see if Tigard can truly starve out their Wal-Mart. The fact that Tigard First has a 12 month head start to gather pledges surely casts a shadow over this place that Wal-Mart wants to call home. But once the doors open--will those pledges stick?
Business
Twitter and Royal Mail go public in a similar time frame, and while nothing about them seems similar at all, maybe their futures are more linked than not.
Politics
If I ever run into Charles (MIT 1957) or David (MIT 1962) at one of their regular Palm Springs get-togethers for the ultra-conservative wing of the .001 percent, I'll make sure to give them the secret handshake, quietly mutter "Phi Kai Phi" and sing a few refrains of one of the fraternity's drinking songs.
Religion
Many people seem to have lost confidence in the structures that previously gave meaning to and provided the organizing principles for social life, whether civic, educational or religious, political, legal or moral, and which communicated core values from one generation to another.
Business
Thirty-six years after Wal-Mart was founded, an organized group finally went into Mr. Sam's neighborhood to make it clear that the will of the people was to drive Wal-Mart out of hometown America. That's what brought us to Bentonville.
Comedy
Hey, in this country of inflationary inequality, gerrymandering, hanging chads and corporations that are people too, my friend -- the lottery seems to us like the last bastion of true democracy!
Business
We can be sure of one thing: Wal-Mart has promised before that it would Buy American -- and it didn't. Like Sam Walton's promises 20 years ago, Bill Simon's rediscovery of American manufacturing in 2013 isn't worth the paper his press release was printed on.
Business
Retail jobs are a crucial source of income for the families of workers in this sector, so why are there currently more than one million retail workers and their family members living in or near poverty? That's not what economic recovery looks like.
Business
If America goes over the Fiscal Cliff, we will find Wal-Mart waiting or us at the bottom with a check-out register.
Crime
Rockey Carter is asking Wal-Mart for an apology. But he is unlikely to get one.
Business
While the big-box business model Sam Walton pioneered half a century ago has been great for Walmart, it hasn't been so great for the U.S. economy.
Business
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- What do Taylor Swift and Bill Clinton have in common? It's not the folksy accents, though, perhaps
Business
This year, which is Walmart's 50th anniversary, the company planned Friday's shareholders meeting and the week-long party
Business
The fun is over. Sam Walton's "greatest idea" is dead -- apparently a victim of the recession -- several thousand Wal-Mart greeters are coming in from the cold, to circulate around the store, helping customers find cheap Chinese underwear, and other useful functions.
Business
The encampments against corporate greed in the financial districts of America could just as well have appeared outside of Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. There is no better example of corporate exploitation in the world.