Latest Wal-Mart Stores Inc News

Retailer results so far show people are going out, spending

May. 18, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At Walmart, sales of teeth whitener are popping as customers take their masks off. So are travel items. Macy's says that special occasion dressing like prom dresses are on the upswing as well as luggage, men's tailored clothing, and dressy sandals. ...

Stocks little changed; Walmart rises on online sales

May. 18, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

Stocks moved between small gains and losses Tuesday as investors focused on the possibility of more inflation later this year and economic recovery as the coronavirus pandemic eases. The S&P 500 was down less than 0.1% as of 12:59 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones...

Walmart sales still strong as pandemic eases, stimulus helps

May. 18, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart raised its annual earnings forecast on Tuesday after delivering better-than-expected results in the first quarter that showed shoppers, flush with U.S. stimulus payments, splurged on clothing, as well as lawn and garden items. Sales at stores...

California will stay masked for another month

May. 17, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California won’t lift its mask requirement until June 15 to give the public and businesses time to prepare and ensure coronavirus cases stay low, the state health director said Monday, a decision that runs counter to many other states including Oregon and...

The Latest: Conn. plans 'signing bonus' to boost job seeking

May. 17, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. — As some states set plans to a pandemic $300 weekly supplemental unemployment benefit as a way to encourage people to find work, Connecticut is offering a much different incentive — a $1,000 signing bonus for taking a job. Starting May 24, up to...

This Week: Walmart earns, Fed meeting minutes, US home sales

May. 17, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: MIXED RESULTS? Walmart reports its first-quarter results Tuesday. Wall Street expects the retail giant’s earnings increased in the...

States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means

May. 14, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

More than a dozen states quickly embraced new federal guidelines that say fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most cases. But other states and cities and some major businesses hesitated amid doubts about whether the approach is safe or even workable. ...

Walmart to allow vaccinated shoppers, workers to go maskless

May. 14, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, said Friday that it won’t require vaccinated shoppers or workers to wear a mask in its U.S. stores unless state or local laws say otherwise. Vaccinated shoppers can go maskless immediately, the company...

AP source: T-wolves sale to Lore, A-Rod up for NBA approval

May. 13, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has reached agreement on his $1.5 billion sale of the club to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore and former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, a person with knowledge of the negotiation told The Associated Press on Thursday. ...

Desperate for workers, US restaurants and stores raise pay

May. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. McDonald's, Sheetz and Chipotle are just some of the latest...