What if it’s a curse?
The retailer’s global employee force of 2.1 million would form the second largest military in the world, thumping the U.S Armed forces by nearly 1 million. In 2010, the behemoth generated more revenue than America’s largest oil company, manufacturer, or pharmaceutical company.
The US Supreme Court ruled for Walmart Stores Inc. in the largest sex-discrimination lawsuit ever, overturning a decision that gave class-action status for female employees seeking billions of dollars.
The justices on Monday overturned a US appeals court ruling that more than a million female employees nationwide could join together in the lawsuit accusing Walmart of paying women less and giving them fewer promotions.
Television manufacturers are banking on 3D TVs for their next sales boost, with sets capable of adding that extra visual dimension expected to hit U.S. store shelves in force by the middle of 2010.
Top TV makers including Sony, Panasonic, LG and Samsung will feature 3D screen advances at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, hoping the new technology will be as big a boost for the industry as the transition to color TVs from black and white.