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  • Wal-Mart urges meat suppliers to curb antibiotic use Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:42 PM ET

    CHICAGO, May 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take a stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals. Wal-Mart, the country's biggest food retailer, is also telling suppliers not to raise animals in gestation crates or in other...

  • Q&A: Why are antibiotics used in livestock? Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, is the latest company to ask its suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals. Here's a rundown of what's driving the decision:. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released estimates that more than 23,000 people a year are dying from infections that are resistant to drugs.

  • May 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said its U.S. units were asking meat suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals, joining the list of U.S. companies that have responded to consumer and government concerns over the excess use of drugs in livestock. Wal-Mart's U.S. units will ask suppliers to limit the use of antibiotics for the treatment of sick animals and not...

  • May 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said its U.S. units were asking meat suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics in farm animals and provide annual reports on antibiotics management and animal welfare. Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club U.S. are asking suppliers to limit the use of antibiotics to sick animals and not use antibiotics for boosting animals' growth, the company...

  • NEW YORK— Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say. Though the steps are voluntary, Wal-Mart, which sells more food than any other store, has a history of using its retail muscle to change the way products are made and sold across the retail...

  • A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Shanghai Composite clinched a fresh seven-year high on Friday, while markets in Japan edged up to finish at their highest levels in 15 years.

  • SHANGHAI, May 22- Apple Inc is planting trees, Mars may move to' zero carbon' and Foxconn Technology Co Ltd is spending millions of dollars to give its factories a' green' makeover, as companies operating in China face tighter rules on pollution. "China's environmental law is becoming one of the strongest in the world," said Manuel Baigorri, senior director of...

  • Look who's winning the turnaround game Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    A customer gets help from an employee at a Best Buy store in San Francisco.

    Retailers have had their share of stumbles over the years. Here's who's turning it around.

  • *GRAPHIC: UK retail sales http://link.reuters.com/raz24v. LONDON, May 21- British retail sales surged in April as consumers took advantage of falling prices and unusually warm weather encouraged shoppers to buy new clothes. Retail sales volumes rose by a stronger-than-expected 1.2 percent from March, the biggest monthly increase since November, the Office...

  • NEW YORK, May 21- Small U.S. food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. More mass-market retailers want niche brands that shoppers view as healthier to drive traffic in stores, particularly as they face rising competition from natural food and specialty chains like Whole Foods Market Inc..

  • CHICAGO, May 20- Thousands of McDonald's workers seeking a minimum wage of $15 per hour swarmed the fast-food giant's headquarters for the first of two days of protests to coincide with the fast-food chain's annual meeting on Thursday. Companies such as McDonald's Corp and Wal-Mart Stores Inc are raising starting pay and cities like Seattle and Chicago are...

  • LA raises wages to $15, pressure on other cities Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 3:05 PM ET
    Workers demanding the Los Angeles City Council to vote to raise the minimum wage Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Los Angeles.

    As Los Angeles moves to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, a key question now is which other large cities might follow suit and hike pay.

  • May 20- A unit of ConAgra Foods Inc pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor and will pay $11.2 million to end a federal probe into a 2007 recall of peanut butter, including the Peter Pan brand, linked to a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds. The plea agreement also calls for the unit to pay an $8.01 million criminal fine, a record in a U.S. food safety case, and...

  • WASHINGTON— If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. At $2.71 a gallon, the average price of gas nationwide is nearly $1 lower than it was a year ago. Consider what Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said in December: Lower gas prices, Yellen declared, are "certainly good for...

  • Target beating Wal-Mart in race for turnaround Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Target is beating Wal-Mart in the race to beef up sales. That's in contrast with rival Wal-Mart, which missed Wall Street estimates with its earnings report a day earlier. Both saw their third straight quarters of increases for a key sales measurement, but Target's pace was roughly double that of Wal-Mart.

  • Wal-Mart announces expansion of veteran hiring Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 3:01 AM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Nate Waits wakes up before 3 a.m. four days a week to get to his job at a Bentonville distribution center for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where the former Marine is among more than 92,000 veterans the company has hired in the past two years. Chris Sultemeier, executive vice president for logistics at Wal-Mart, said the company has been pleased with the...

  • May 19- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said that it would take a different approach to online growth than Amazon.com Inc by using its large network of stores as distribution points. Wal-Mart's sluggish quarterly results that were released on Tuesday highlighted the importance of growing its online business. But as Wal-Mart prepares to test a free shipping program...

  • Cramer: The simplest trick to make a fortune Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 6:12 PM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of an Urban Outfitters store in New York.

    Jim Cramer takes a look at some of the large market trends happening right now and reveals his simple methodology to making money every day.

  • *Euro falls back below $1.12. NEW YORK, May 19- U.S. and European equities rose to trade near record highs on Tuesday, and the euro tumbled on signals the European Central Bank may accelerate its 1 trillion euro bond-buying program over the next two months. Wall Street's Dow Industrials index closed at an all-time high, though other major U.S. stock indexes mostly...

  • Los Angeles raises minimum wage to $15 an hour Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Fast food workers, healthcare workers and their supporters march to demand an increase of the minimum wage to $15 per hour, in Los Angeles on December 4, 2014.

    Los Angeles will raise its minimum wage by 2020, as workers in the U.S. rally for higher wages, The New York Times reports.