Wal-Mart Faces Big Hurdles
Wal-Mart Faces Big Hurdles
Reelz Comes to the Rescue of Homeless Miss USA Pageant
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The world's largest retailer faces new challenges at a time when low prices and one-stop shopping can be a few clicks away on a tablet computer or mobile phone. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. built its reputation on everyday low prices and convenient supercenters that allow customers to do all their shopping in one place. But revenue at established Wal-Mart stores in the U.S., which account for 60 percent of the company's total sales, has declined for five consecutive quarters. Meanwhile, the number of customers has fallen six quarters in a row.
The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel. In a statement Thursday, Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said the cable and satellite channel acquired the rights because of a belief that the pageant and the women who compete in it "are an integral part of American tradition." Hubbard said, "As one of only a few independent networks, we decided to exercise our own voice and committed ourselves to bringing this pageant to American viewers everywhere."
An official says shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus. Navy spokesman Petty Officer 1st Class Pedro Rodriguez says a lockdown is underway. In September 2013, military contractor Aaron Alexis killed 12 civilian workers at the Navy Yard's Building 197 before he was fatally shot by police. The Navy Yard, in southeast Washington, is the country's oldest naval installation.
It's not every day that you get to see Coldplay's lead singer performing a random jam in a small, ecstatic bar. On Wednesday night people at the Summer House Cafe in Delhi had that experience, as Chris Martin played a set alongside Playback singer Vishal Dadlani and actress Frieda Pinto. According to Dadlani's Twitter, Martin and Pinto had been in town to support Global Citizen (an international anti-poverty organziation, which runs a festival Martin curates). They were having dinner together when Martin said: "let's go play somewhere" - the group then turned up at the Summer House Cafe and played the impromptu gig in front of an excitable Delhi crowd.
Emergency management officials said, Heavy rains in Missouri triggered flash floods and forced 60 residents to flee from their homes overnight. Warren Robinson, director of emergency management in Jefferson County, told NBC News, Two mobile home parks near Festus, south of St. Louis, were evacuated with the help of firefighters. He said,"Our Doppler software showed some areas had five inches of rain overnight and that had an impact on many of our smaller streams.
Caitlyn Jenner spent last weekend in New York on a whirlwind trip jam-packed with high-profile events, including a talk at the LGBT Community Center for youth and a dinner with transgender advocates. She showed up at the city's Pride parade, making headlines for greeting her many fans and celebrating the Supreme Court's historic decision to define same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.
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