The Washington Post

Wal-Mart is testing a tool that does the deal-hunting work for shoppers — another sign that retailers have settled on a "if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em" philosophy.

It just joins the rest of the retail and restaurant industry in putting a thumb on the scale -- though it's unclear in which direction.

The retailer is "looking at" supporting Obama's $10.10 an hour proposal, because that means its shoppers have more to spend.

The retail industry wants you to think that everybody can work their way up. Reality is a little less ideal.

Their suppliers look for the lowest wages, the most incentives, the weakest labor laws, and workers who are "nice."

Big boxes have beefed up their crowd management plans, but as long as shoppers are pitted against each other, there will always be risk.

Fed by wealthy shoppers, Macy's is doing great. Wal-Mart, not so much.

Why the world's biggest retailer is doubling down on the U.S.A.

In the age of Walmart and Amazon, office supply stores can merge all they want, and price competition will still exist.

It's called an "ecosystem."

Vince Gray may have kiboshed higher wages for Wal-Mart workers, but the result may be higher wages for everyone.

It's great selling your stuff through the world's biggest retailer. Until it isn't.

Bigger chains mean lower prices, but fewer sales.