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  1. May 19, 2015

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    Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the US to embrace a movement to raise minimum wages, when its city council...

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  1. May 19, 2015

    Walmart hit by strong dollar and rising wages

    A restrained US consumer weighed on Walmart’s sales in the first quarter, highlighting the tricky waters the world’s largest...

  2. May 17, 2015

    Investors look for clues in bank minutes

    After a deluge of economic data sent the euro soaring over recent days, investors will be keeping their gaze on central bank...

  3. May 15, 2015

    Stakes are high as Walmart delivers challenge to Amazon

    Get ready for a cage match between the two big beasts of US retailing. Amazon is the undisputed master of the ecommerce...

  4. May 14, 2015

    Walmart / Amazon: prime time

    Walmart may, at last, give Amazon some real competition in online retail. It will offer unlimited shipping for a $50...

  5. May 12, 2015

    Fresh formats challenge Walmart in China

    Foreign big-box retailers have found the going extremely tough in China. Having flooded in over the past two decades seeking...

  6. May 8, 2015

    Texas bristles at Obama’s ‘invasion’

    President Barack Obama plans to launch a military operation this summer that will see the special forces which killed Osama...

  7. May 6, 2015

    Chinese manufacturers look to Rwanda as wages rise at home

    Rwanda may be landlocked in central Africa and saddled with prohibitive energy costs, but it has become the latest...

  8. May 4, 2015

    Bharti Retail and Future Group to merge

    India’s Future Group, one of the country’s largest retail businesses, is merging its retail operations with rival Bharti...

  9. May 3, 2015

    Walmart De Mexico: not growing pains

    Mexico has many charms. Economic growth is not one of them. The IMF recently trimmed its 2015 output forecast for the...

  10. May 1, 2015

    Week in Review, May 2

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Doubts on whether iPhone’s growth rate...

  11. April 30, 2015

    US labour market starts to tighten

    Wage growth, one of the key missing pieces of the US recovery puzzle, picked up sharply earlier this year in a sign of a...

  12. April 29, 2015

    Foreign grocers struggle in fast-moving China retail market

    From fast food to smartphones, from luxury goods to groceries, the way China shops — and what mainland shoppers want to buy...

  13. April 29, 2015

    Walmart accelerates China expansion

    Jamil Anderlini in Beijing and Patti Waldmeir in Shanghai Walmart plans to add 115 new stores in China over the next three...

  14. FT Alphaville

    April 28, 2015

    Dog days (payable)

    One way big, powerful companies stay on top is by using their heft to exploit smaller counterparties. Apple and Walmart are...

  15. April 22, 2015

    Bangladesh garment workers face intimidation and abuse

    A day before Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza collapsed — killing more than 1,100 garment workers making clothes for western brands —...

  16. April 14, 2015

    US labour: High stakes on low pay

    The class struggle has come to this: the leading business lobbying organisation in the US is now preparing to step up its...

  17. April 12, 2015

    Asda kicks off hunt for new chief operating officer

    Asda has kicked off the hunt for a chief operating officer to bolster its board and eventually succeed chief executive Andy...

  18. FT Alphaville

    April 10, 2015

    Guess the chart, pick your rally carefully edition

    Answer below the break, courtesy of BofAML’s Michael Hartnett: In 67 trading days this year we have seen 26 rate cuts, the...

  19. April 8, 2015

    America’s female labour force needs a new deal

    It is not often that companies as dissimilar as Walmart and Apple sing from the same corporate hymn book. When they do,...

  20. April 2, 2015

    Indiana and Arkansas amend religious laws

    Indiana and Arkansas have passed bills to allay concerns that a controversial religious freedom law could allow companies to...

  21. FT Alphaville

    April 2, 2015

    FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

    You can sign up to receive the email here. Barack Obama ratcheted up the US response to cyber breaches, using an executive...

  22. April 1, 2015

    McDonald’s to raise wages for 90,000 US workers

    McDonald’s will raise the wages of roughly 90,000 employees in the US, as the struggling burger chain follows the likes of...

  23. April 1, 2015

    US corporate backlash hits religious freedom bills

    Arkansas and Indiana have been forced to reconsider controversial “religious freedom” laws amid cascading criticism from a...

  24. FT Alphaville

    April 1, 2015

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - India’s (oft brutal) Naxalites look more like a phenomenon of the globalised present rather than...

  25. March 27, 2015

    Companies profit from doing the right thing by their employees

    A virulent virus swept through the Financial Times this week — leaving coughing, fever and acres of empty desks in its wake....

  26. March 26, 2015

    Microsoft demands that suppliers give paid leave to US workers

    Microsoft has waded into a controversy over the technology sector’s contribution to growing income inequality, saying it is...

  27. March 12, 2015

    Cambodia under fire over worker rights

    Multinational clothes companies face fresh pressure in their search for low-wage Asian manufacturing after a new report...

  28. February 26, 2015

    It takes more than $10 an hour to make a good US employer

    Digital data management systems are useful for retailers such as Walmart, which this month an­nounced that by 2016 it is...

  29. February 24, 2015

    Walmart pay rise obscures shift in US labour market

    Walmart employees may have cheered recent news that they had been given a pay rise. But for workers such as Fatmata Jabbie,...

  30. February 20, 2015

    Everyday higher wages finally come to Walmart

    Walmart’s decision to raise the minimum wage of 500,000 of its lowest paid employees to $9 per hour in April — and to $10...

  31. February 20, 2015

    Walmart looks to Asda for inspiration

    Walmart’s decision to spend $1bn to boost the wages of 500,000 low-paid workers brings their pay more into line with that of...

  32. February 20, 2015

    Walmart sends wage signal to US business

    “Every time you use a self-checkout lane or a touchscreen ordering system, it’s a task that used be part of someone’s job...

  33. February 20, 2015

    Free Lunch: Walmart’s Damascene conversion

    Doing well by doing good Walmart, the supermarket Leviathan, announced it will raise starting wages for its US staff to $9...

  34. February 20, 2015

    US companies pay well and do better

    Did Christmas come late? Yesterday, Walmart was the latest major American employer to voluntarily announce a raise for all...

  35. February 19, 2015

    Walmart stirs hopes of a Fordist revival

    On January 5, 1914, Henry Ford stunned his competitors in the burgeoning Detroit auto industry by doing the unexpected. He...

  36. February 19, 2015

    Asda chief Andy Clarke warns of more turmoil for supermarkets

    The British grocery sector is set for two more years of turmoil, the chief executive of Asda warned, as the UK arm of US...

  37. February 19, 2015

    Walmart: at a minimum

    For its entire existence, Amazon has “invested” profits to keep prices low and build market share. The idea was that the...

  38. February 19, 2015

    Why Walmart’s raise is good for business

    Walmart’s decision to hike the wages of its lowest-paid employees is a big deal, and not just for those of Walmart’s workers...

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