October 17, 2012
A 55-year-old New Jersey man working at a Sam's Club store in Northeast Philadelphia fell through the roof and died Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The man, described as a Wal-Mart Inc. associate, was from Edgewater Park, said Sam's Club spokesman Mark Scott. Police said he was working on the alarm system at the Sam's Club at 1000 Franklin Mills Circle when he fell through the roof at 1:38 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. "We have lost a valued member of our Wal-Mart family, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family," Scott said.
August 14, 2012 |
After what boss J. Anthony Hayden called a "tense" six-hour auction - on Auction.com , during thunderstorms that threatened to reset the bids - MIM Hayden Real Estate Funds of Conshohocken has agreed to pay $11 million for Walnut Hill, a 155,000-square-foot office building at 150 Warner Rd. in King of Prussia. That's just half what the building was worth when it last sold, six years ago, according to Hayden. A bargain - or a sign of collapse? Liberty Property Trust, Brandywine Real Estate Trust , and other corporate landlords have been selling suburban offices as rents fall and vacancies rise.
June 21, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court blocked the largest sex-discrimination lawsuit in U.S. history yesterday, siding with Wal-Mart and against up to 1.6 million female workers in a decision that makes it harder to mount large-scale bias claims against the nation's other huge companies, too. The justices all agreed that the lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. could not proceed as a class action in its current form, reversing a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit...
June 11, 2011
In the Region Verdict against Wal-Mart upheld A Pennsylvania appeals court upheld a $188 million class-action verdict against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sam's Club over payment to employees for rest breaks and off-the-clock work. The ruling was issued by a Superior Court panel Friday. Messages left for lawyers in the case and Wal-Mart weren't immediately returned. - AP May revenue falls for A.C. casinos Atlantic City's casinos shared the misery last month, with all 11 reporting revenue drops compared with May 2010.
May 18, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Rising gas prices are adding another obstacle to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s campaign to reverse a two-year U.S. sales slump. Strong overseas revenue, growth at Sam's Club, and Wal-Mart's specialty - cost-cutting - pushed the world's largest retailer's net income up 3 percent in the first quarter, beating Wall Street expectations. But business at home is still soft. In Tuesday's earnings report, Wal-Mart said it was seeing some improvements but needed more time to see whether hammering its low-price message and restocking items it had scrapped could turn around sales.
March 29, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Christine Kwapnoski hasn't done too badly in nearly 25 years as a Wal-Mart employee, making more than $60,000 a year in a job she enjoys most days. Still, Kwapnoski says she has faced obstacles at Wal-Mart-owned Sam's Club stores in Missouri and California: Men making more than women and getting promoted faster. She never heard a supervisor tell a man, as she says one told her, to "doll up" or "blow the cobwebs off" her make-up. Once she got over the fear that she might be fired, she joined what has turned into the largest job-discrimination lawsuit ever.
March 22, 2011 |
AUSTIN, Texas - In its 25th year, the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference took over the streets of Austin last week with more than 2,000 aspiring acts and a handful of headline-grabbers such as Kanye West and the Strokes, in a frenzy of activity in bars and parking lots, hotel lobbies and street corners. For the second year running, the geek gathering SXSW Interactive festival outdrew the musicfest it preceded, pulling in 19,000 official registrants compared with the 14,000 music-biz folks who came in hopes of making sense (and dollars)
March 20, 2011 |
Adam Kaliner began selling windows part time in college, and with his cousin, Jeff, later parlayed that into a $130-million-a-year home-remodeling business in Delaware County. From a two-bedroom apartment in 1992, where the Kaliners did all the marketing, estimating, and sales calls, Power Home Remodeling Group - formerly Power Windows & Siding - has grown to 900 full- and part-time employees overall. Power now has offices from Connecticut to northern Virginia, and opened a satellite office last month on Long Island, N.Y. The fast-growing home-improvement company - this year's top-rated midsize employer - recently moved from Brookhaven into a new 60,000-square-foot headquarters in the old Delaware County Electric Co. building on Chester's waterfront.
March 18, 2010 |
Victoria Arter was stunned by the loudspeaker announcement. "Attention, Wal-Mart shoppers," she recalled hearing the calm male voice begin. "Will all the black people please leave the store. Thank you. " Her shock turned to anger, Arter said, when more than five awkward and frightening minutes elapsed before management at the Wal-Mart in Turnersville came on the public address system. "We waited and waited. Some people just left their carts in disgust and said they couldn't believe it," said Arter, an African American woman who was shopping at the store on Route 42 when the announcement was made shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday.
September 14, 2008 |
In a bit of gallows humor, her friends call her "the et al" in the case of U.S. v. Vincent J. Fumo et al. She is Ruth Arnao, and as two other defendants have struck deals with prosecutors, she is the only one left in the dock beside the state senator. Perhaps that is as it should be. She and Fumo have been the closest of friends and political allies for years. Now their fates will be decided together. One thing seems certain. Arnao, 52, will not turn against Fumo - the man instrumental in her rise from waitress, with a first child at 16, to a key lieutenant in his empire.