Profit Slows for Wal-Mart as Oil Prices Crimp Sales

The NY Times is reporting today that Wal-Mart’s profits are down, they announced the “smallest quarterly profit growth in four years yesterday.” “Wal-Mart Stores did miss their plan as our customer continues to be impacted by higher gas prices and it is difficult to improve our expense leverage in the … Continue reading

NCLB Left Behind: Report Finds 47 of 50 States in ‘Some Stage of Rebellion’ Against Controversial Law

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /U.S. Newswire/ — The grassroots rebellion against the controversial No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act already has spread in some form to 47 of the 50 states and is likely to flare up in particular in such states as Minnesota, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey and Virginia during … Continue reading

Rising Gas Prices and the 2006 Vote

From NPR’s Morning Edition: Rising oil prices could have an impact on upcoming elections. Public frustration over gas prices and long gasoline lines cost President Carter his re-election in 1980, some critics are predicting that current gas prices may hurt Republican politicians in the 2006 mid-term elections. Listen to the … Continue reading