Matthew says: "Wal-Mart has pleaded guilty in San Francisco federal court to charges of dumping hazardous waste into California sanitation drains. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $82 million in fines." The Walton family, which has a combined net worth of $115.7 billion, must be very distraught to see 0.07% of their wealth vanish. On the other hand, it might have been cheaper to dump the waste illegally and pay the fine than to dispose of the waste legally.
The Bayou Vista Wal Mart put up a new pole in its parking lot and vehicles struck it ten times in a week. The pole was given the nickname "Patrick" and is now protected by an honor guard of shopping carts. There are no plans to relocate it. READ THE REST
Nick Kapur spotted this gem in an old newspaper: "A Wal-Mart store pulled a popular T-shirt proclaiming "Someday a woman will be president" off its shelves, saying it was offensive to some shoppers." "It was determined the T-shirt was offensive to some people and so the decision was made to pull it from the sales… READ THE REST
Walmart has fought against unionization at every step of the way, including producing videos to dissuade workers from organizing. READ THE REST
With the cost of gas, greenhouse emissions, and all sorts of other concerns, it's one of those transportation issues you seldom consider. But for environmentally friendly commuters and weekend adventurers alike, the question remains: how the heck do I store this big bicycle? If you live in an apartment, you practically have to give a… READ THE REST
If you suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, sleep disorders or even something as insidious as cancer, you've undoubtedly heard of the effects of CBD. Or maybe you're a regular CBD user already who's often experimenting with better, more efficient means of receiving your dosage. Either way, the soothing effects of CBD may end up changing… READ THE REST
If you thought the fear and instability that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed on world financial markets would send investors scurrying for the sidelines, think again. In fact, the individual investor has jumped into this new economic landscape with both feet in 2020. Retail investors — everyday, non-professional stock traders — now account… READ THE REST