This abandoned Walmart has been reclaimed as a public library

The McAllen Public Library is the size of 2.5 football fields -- the largest single-story library in the United States.


Oh, SNAP!: Are food stamps another subsidy for Big Food?

New research looks at the ways the food stamps economy may be benefiting corporations like Walmart, Coca-Cola, and Kraft.


Clean energy as culture war

Conservatives say the American way is to use more and pay less, Walmart-style. No wonder they're scared about the shift to clean energy and sustainability.

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Walmart heirs quietly fund Walmart’s environmental allies

The Walton Family Foundation has become one of the largest environmental grantmakers in the U.S. -- and it's steering its money to groups that play nice with Walmart.

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The Walmart de Mexico scandal: Here’s a punishment that befits the crime

Walmart evaded environmental protections and other rules in Mexico by paying out bribes. As punishment, the company should have to give up many of its Mexican stores.

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Top 10 ways Walmart is failing on sustainability

Walmart recently released a new Global Responsibility Report, but don't believe the hype.


While Walmart boasts ‘sustainability,’ shrimp factory workers protest

Migrant packers at a Thai seafood factory with strong ties to Walmart claim they're being underpaid and kept against their will.

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Walmart is bigger than Manhattan and richer than Norway

Mother Jones sized up the retail giant. Here's what they found.


Walmart is no savior: More small businesses = healthier people

Big box stores are often billed as saviors for food-insecure neighborhoods, but new research suggests otherwise.