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Wal-Mart's Manufacturing Pledge Met With Hope, Skepticism

by Mark Friedman 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s announcement in January 2013 that it would help resuscitate the U.S. manufacturing industry by buying an additional $50 billion worth of American-made items during the next decade has been met with skepticism and cheers.

Wal-Mart to Launch $10M Innovation Fund for U.S. Manufacturing

by Mark Carter 1/23/2014 10:43 am

The five-year program will launch in March and provide grants to innovators in the manufacturing sector.

Having Inked Deal With Wal-Mart, GE Will Add 150 Jobs

by Lance Turner 8/22/2013 02:07 pm

General Electric Corp. announces a new agreement with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. -- part of the retailer's $50 billion domestic manufacturing commitment to bring more American-made products to consumers.

Wal-Mart E-Commerce Growth Won't Include Grocery; Veterans Program Sees 13,000 Applicants In 10 Days

by Chris Bahn 6/6/2013 09:58 pm

Wal-Mart continues to grow its efforts in e-commerce, but the retailer has no current plans to expand its domestic online operations for grocery. Also: Within the first 10 days of Wal-Mart's initiative to hire veterans, about 13,000 applications were submitted.

Wal-Mart President, CEO Bill Simon to Speak at Harding University

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/23/2013 10:17 am

Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s U.S. stores division, will speak Thursday at Harding University in Searcy.

Update: Quick Facts From Wal-Mart's Raymond James Investor Presentation

by Lance Turner 3/6/2013 08:36 am

Some interesting tibits from today's Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference, where Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Bill Simon is giving a presentation.