Stories tagged with Wal-Mart

Blanche Lincoln’s second act, on K Street

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 21, 2014 at 8:23am   |   0 Comments

Arkansas Democrat Blanche Lincoln is one of those political candidates who profit more from loss than from victory.

Charter schools: the Walton family’s favorite cause

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 7, 2014 at 7:26am   |   2 Comments

However crowded the Muckety map below might appear, its message is simple.

The Wal-Mart lobby

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 30, 2013 at 8:33am   |   0 Comments

As protesters target Wal-Mart stores across the country, the company continues its all-out lobby effort in Washington.

Wal-Mart’s ties to the Environmental Defense Fund

By Muckety   |   November 8, 2013 at 8:08am   |   0 Comments

Wal-Mart and the Environmental Defense Fund are enjoying an extremely close relationship, Grist notes.

Walton records can never be erased

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 28, 2013 at 7:00am   |   0 Comments

Here’s an exercise in futility: Wal-Mart heir Alice Walton is asking that the record of her 2011 arrest in Texas for driving while intoxicated be expunged.

Arvest - the Walton family bank

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 8, 2013 at 8:48am   |   0 Comments

In addition to overseeing the world’s largest company, the Walton family, heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, have built a significant sideline in the banking sector.

More die in yet another Bangladesh factory disaster

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 9, 2013 at 7:17am   |   0 Comments

At least six people died Wednesday in a factory fire in Bangladesh, the New York Times reports.

Breyer clears more time for startups

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 8, 2013 at 8:53am   |   0 Comments

Billionaire venture capitalist Jim Breyer is making some big changes to his calendar.

Mapping billionaires and charter schools

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 7, 2013 at 11:11am   |   0 Comments

While much of the activism for charter schools occurs at the local and state levels, the money funding the movement is unquestionably national.

The worldwide repercussions of Bangladesh

By Muckety   |   May 2, 2013 at 12:36pm   |   0 Comments

This is a map of how one greedy cretin can cause the deaths of hundreds and send shudders through the global economy.

Hefty pay raise for Wal-Mart CEO

By Muckety   |   April 22, 2013 at 6:31pm   |   0 Comments

Wal-Mart CEO Michael Duke received a pay package of $20.7 million last year, the Associated Press reports.

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer riding high

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 29, 2013 at 6:47am   |   0 Comments

Few one-percenters in the Muckety database can equal the power surge Marissa Mayer has experienced in recent months.

Wal-Mart heirs show divided loyalties in presidential race

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 22, 2012 at 11:30am   |   0 Comments

The most recent filings for Priorities USA Action, the major super PAC supporting President Obama’s re-election, contained a surprise.

GOP-leaning Wal-Mart brings in Obama bundler

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 17, 2012 at 9:08am   |   0 Comments

Wal-Mart is adding some political diversity to its board by nominating Google’s Marissa Mayer as a new director.

For Waltons, household help includes personal lobbyists

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 29, 2012 at 2:25pm   |   0 Comments

Few families, even in the top 1 percent of the top 1 percent, have their own lobbyists. But the Waltons, heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, do.

Edelman ranks (again) as largest independent PR firm

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 24, 2009 at 10:45am   |   0 Comments

While some agencies still sell a press-release and media-outreach service, Edelman has managed to outpace the competition, at least in part, through pioneering use of new media.

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