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Filing: Walmart CEO Made $22.4 Million Last Year

By Nandita Bose/Reuters

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s chief executive officer received a 13 percent increase in total compensation to $22.4 million in the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, according to a regulatory filing on Thursday, as sales growth at the world's largest retailer remained robust.

CEO Doug McMillon's compensation, which included cash and stock, compared with $19.8 million the previous year, according to the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

McMillon took over the top job at Wal-Mart in February 2014.

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Posted on April 21, 2017

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Posted on November 9, 2016

'Record Seizure' Headlines Another False Step By Media In Drug War Coverage

By James Martin and Stephen Bright/The Conversation
Claims that don't stand up to scrutiny.

Posted on April 18, 2017

Report: Surveillance Culture Starts In Grade School

By The Electronic Frontier Foundation
School children are being spied on by tech companies through devices and software used in classrooms that often collect and store kids' names, birth dates, browsing histories, location data, and much more - often without adequate privacy protections or the awareness and consent of parents.

Posted on April 14, 2017

New Report: Millions Are Victims Of Aggressive Tactics From Medical Debt Collectors

By The Illinois PIRG Education Fund
Medical debt accounts for more than half of all collection items that appear on consumer credit reports - and the information is often wrong.

Posted on April 12, 2017

Poor Whites Just Realized They Need Education Equity As Much As Black Folk

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report
But they must be able to say the word "equity" to get it.

Posted on April 11, 2017

Disingenuous Insurance Industry Denies Proven Structural Racism

By ProPublica
An industry representative disputed our findings that many disparities in auto insurance prices between minority and white neighborhoods are wider than differences in risk can explain. His analysis is flawed.

Posted on April 10, 2017

OSHA Orders Wells Fargo To Reinstate Whistleblower, Fully Restore Lost Earnings In Banking Industry

By The U.S. Department of Labor
Back pay, compensatory damages and attorneys' fees were together calculated at about $5.4 million.

Posted on April 4, 2017

Immigrants Deported Under Obama Share Stories Of Terror And Rights Violations

By Tanya Golash-Boza/The Conversation
Meeting some of the people affected by home raids then can help us understand how people are being targeted today.

Posted on March 27, 2017

WikiLeaks Vault 7 Reveals Staggering Breadth Of 'CIA Hacking'

By David Glance/The Conversation
With more to come.

Posted on March 8, 2017

Peabody Agrees To Collateral For Mine Cleanup Costs

By Tracy Rucinski/Reuters
Peabody announced a temporary financing deal in July with four states, including Illinois, to cover a portion of the risk that it will walk away from mine clean-up obligations while in bankruptcy.

Posted on March 8, 2017

New WPA Stamps Are a Good Reminder To Bring Emergency Public Employment Infrastructure Programs To Violent Neighborhoods

By Steve Balkin
A WPA-type program should be the one of the first violent crime reduction strategies.

Posted on March 6, 2017

Big Pharma Quietly Enlists Leading Professors To Justify $1,000-Per-Day Drugs

By Annie Waldman/ProPublica
As it readies for battle with President Trump over drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry is deploying economists and health care experts from the nation's top universities. In scholarly articles, blogs and conferences, they lend their prestige to the lobbying blitz, without always disclosing their corporate ties.

Posted on March 3, 2017

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