Walmart Founder's Heirs $250M Fund Helping Support Oakland SchoolA foundation run by the heirs of Walmart founder Sam Walton has announced a $250 million initiative to support charter schools in 17 U.S. cities, including one right here in the Bay Area.
2 Bay Area Wal-Mart Stores To Close, Along With Hundreds Of Stores NationwideTwo Bay Area Wal-Mart stores are among the mega-retailer's 269 stores slated for closure around the world this month, company officials announced.
McDonald's Opens Up Mid-Market San Francisco Office To Lure Tech-Savvy TalentMcDonald’s is opening up a new location along San Francisco's Market Street, but not to take your order. Instead, the fast food chain will use the space to recruit the best talent to boost its digital presence.
President Obama Announces New Solar Technology Push At Mountain View WalmartPresident Barack Obama announced pledges by more than 300 companies and state and local governments to use solar technology during remarks at a Walmart in Mountain View.
San Francisco Judge Denies Class Action For Wal-Mart Bias SuitA judge has rejected an attempt to file a class action discrimination lawsuit on behalf of Wal-Mart women workers in California who claimed their male colleagues were paid more and promoted faster than them.
Vacaville Shoplifting Suspect Crashes On I-80 After Being Shot By OfficerA Vacaville police officer shot at least one of two suspects who allegedly stole televisions from a Wal-Mart on Friday afternoon, Vacaville spokesman Mark Mazzaferro said.
Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty To Dumping Hazardous Waste In CaliforniaWal-Mart Stores Inc. has pleaded guilty to charges the company dumped hazardous waste in California.
Bay Area Organization To Benefit From Walmart’s Plan To Hire 100,000 VeteransSwords to Plowshares, the San Francisco-based organization that helps train veterans to find jobs, said Wal-Mart’s pledge to hire 100,000 vets over the next five years is a big deal.
Opinion: Walmart Bribery And MexicoAccording to news reports, the allure of building a Wal-Mart near ancient pyramids in Mexico, and thus gaining access to global tourists nearby, was so strong that Wal-Mart circumvented democratic institutions and bribed the right people to get their way.
Wal-Mart Workers, Supporters Protest At Stores In Bay Area, NationwideWal-Mart workers and supporters were protesting at a number of stores nationwide and throughout the Bay Area, blasting the wages, benefits and treatment of employees of the world's largest retailer.
Walmart Sued In SF Court Over Wheelchair Access To Self-CheckoutTwo East Bay wheelchair users and a disability service organization sued Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday for allegedly failing to provide accessible point-of-service machines.
Wal-Mart To Pay $2.1M Penalty For California OverchargingWal-Mart has agreed to pay a penalty of $2.1 million for charging California costumers at prices higher than those posted, in violation of a 2008 judgment ordering the retail chain to stop.

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