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Costco and Wal-Mart Mar. 15, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm 56, and both my wife and I work in real estate. We have about $285,000 in stocks... Read More

Main Street Shopping and the Internet Sep. 06, 2016

Froma Harrop

Wal-Mart is seeing the future, and the future isn't more shoppers driving through stop-and-go traffi... Read More

Apple, Wal-Mart and Workers Jun. 22, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Since getting out of college in 2013, I've been working at Wal-Mart in Florida, maki... Read More

A Vote for Trump Is a Vote Against American Consumers Mar. 11, 2016

David Harsanyi

As I was listening to Donald Trump's performance art/news conference the other night, I wondered whe... Read More

Buddy, Can You Spare $15 an Hour? Jan. 21, 2016

Debra J. Saunders

Two years ago, Thumbtack — a startup that connects consumers with local contractors — co... Read More

Do Remote Bosses Cause Inequality? Sep. 17, 2015

Froma Harrop

Could there be a reason for the widening pay gap that's not exactly economic? There could be. The em... Read More

Lower Fares No Substitute for Higher Wages Mar. 05, 2015

Froma Harrop

The idea of helping low-income people by subsidizing their fares on public transportation sounds nob... Read More

Keep Wal-Mart Stock? Oct. 22, 2014

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I invested $10,000 and bought 130 shares of Wal-Mart at $74 two years ago on a recom... Read More

Just a Dollar Sep. 17, 2014

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My broker is excitingly enthusiastic about Dollar Tree because of its pending merger... Read More

Is the Banana Slipping Away? Mar. 16, 2014

Steve Chapman

Some people lie awake nights worrying about terrorist attacks, giant asteroids crashing into the Ear... Read More

Coming Out on Top Mar. 03, 2014

Marc Dion

Last week, I received an email from an online clothing company. The email said they had a sale on "t... Read More

Don't Close Our Post Offices -- Put Them To Work! Feb. 26, 2014

Jim Hightower

You know what America needs? More jobs, that's what. Not Wal-Mart-style jobettes, but real jobs R... Read More

The highly Educated Working Poor: Adjunct Professors Feb. 05, 2014

Jim Hightower

There's a growing army of the working poor in our U.S. of A., and big contingents of it are now on t... Read More

Is Wal-Mart a Bacterium? Jan. 08, 2014

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My broker wants me to sell my 2,094 shares of Wal-Mart and use $8,000 of the money t... Read More

Wal-Mart Pension Plan Jan. 01, 2014

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I am 36 and make about $45,000 a year. For 14 years, I have contributed 6 percent of... Read More

Will Americans Pay for American-Made? Dec. 03, 2013

Froma Harrop

Wow, this T-shirt costs only $8. Great color. Problem is, your finger could punch a hole through it.... Read More