Tag: Walmart Stores Inc

There’s a Wrinkle in Stores’ Mask Policies: Enforcement

Christopher Vanderpool works shifts as a “health ambassador” at a Walmart in Fayetteville, N.C., For $11 an hour, he stands in the parking lot asking customers to put on masks before entering the store. Many abide by the rule. Others, the 18-year-old said, “will say ‘No, I am not wearing that garbage,’ or some expletive.” […]

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There’s a Wrinkle in Stores’ Mask Policies: Enforcement

Christopher Vanderpool works shifts as a “health ambassador” at a Walmart in Fayetteville, N.C., For $11 an hour, he stands in the parking lot asking customers to put on masks before entering the store. Many abide by the rule. Others, the 18-year-old said, “will say ‘No, I am not wearing that garbage,’ or some expletive.” […]

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Meet the New C.D.C. Director: Walmart

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opened branch offices in Bentonville, Ark., and Seattle this month. Not officially. But with the president trying to distance himself from responsibility for the coronavirus crisis, and Southern governors amplifying the damage with their flawed reopening strategies, the nation’s retailers have become the first line of defense against […]

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How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper

If you want to sell books during a pandemic, it turns out that one of the best places to do it is within easy reach of eggs, milk and diapers. When the coronavirus forced the United States into lockdown this spring, stores like Walmart and Target, which were labeled essential, remained open. So when anxious […]

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Corporate Political Donations Undermine Pledges

Breaking: Carlyle announced this morning that one of its chief executives, Glenn Youngkin, will step down, leaving Kewsong Lee as the investment giant’s sole C.E.O. (Want this delivered to your inbox each day? Sign up here.) When companies’ political donations undermine their public positions Corporate leaders increasingly outspoken on some important issues, but there is […]

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Walmart to Require Masks in Stores

In perhaps the strongest statement yet by a major American company about the importance of masks, Walmart said it would require that all of its customers wear mouth coverings starting next week. The new rule from the nation’s largest retailer, with more than 5,000 stores nationwide, comes as health officials and scientists point to wearing […]

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Washington Redskins to Drop Name

The N.F.L. team in Washington announced Monday that it would drop “Redskins” from its name, yielding to sponsors and Native American activists who have long criticized it as a racist slur. The team, one of the oldest in the N.F.L., was not expected to announce a new name on Monday as it continues to evaluate […]

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