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Perfect Hurricane for an Age of Peril

Along with death, Hurricane Ida brought darkness to millions — a darkness that hit home for Entergy Arkansas, our state’s largest electric utility. read more >
Government & Politics

Trump Lashes Out at Puerto Rico as House Weighs Aid Package

President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting that federal help will be limited and blaming the U.S. territory for its financial struggles. The broadside came as the House headed toward passage of a $36.5 billion disaster aid package, including assistance for Puerto Rico. read more >

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History Of the World’s Largest Retailer

The lessons Sam Walton learned during those early, successful years of Wal-Mart allowed him to build the most successful retail chain in history. And just like the times that he took his planes up to search for potential Wal-Mart sites, it was Mr. Sam himself who was behind the stick, deciding which direction to go. read more >

Hurricane Katrina Defining Moment In Wal-Mart Giving

Because Wal-Mart is a master of logistics it got those items and more to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit this country. And Wal-Mart got those goods to the people of the devastated Gulf Coast faster than did the government of the United States. read more >
Wal-Mart’s push for environmental sustainability, initiated by then-CEO Lee Scott in 2005, has ranged from small improvements in packaging to ambitious experimentation with building materials and even hybrid-fuel delivery trucks.

Sustainability Efforts Mean Big Environmental Impact at Wal-Mart

In 2005 Wal-Mart launched its sustainability program, designed to encourage corporate environmental responsibility. In attempting to take leadership on the issue and drive the global conversation, Wal-Mart established three broad goals: to be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy, create zero waste and to sell products that sustain people and the environment. read more >