Now they get to pay their "FAIR SHARE" just like they have been posting they wanted!
As for the actual purchases made during the quarter, Warren Buffett and his two lieutenants--Ted Weschler and Todd Comb--put additional capital to work in DaVita (DVA), ExxonMobil (XOM), Wal-Mart (WMT), Wells Fargo (WFC), and US Bancorp (USB), and made a new-money purchase in Liberty Global PLC.
Odd, I've never seen ANY of WalMarts LEADERS sentenced for racketeering, extortion, money laundering, and witness tampering?
Observe any hiring center for a new Walmart and you will see thousands of individuals eager to become a Walmart associate. Many already have jobs at fast food restaurants, supermarkets, or other retail stores. LaShawn Ross, 29, worked for McDonald’s and Winn-Dixie before taking a job at a brand new Walmart in Pinellas Park, Florida. Ross aptly summarizes the sentiments of many applicants: “They are huge, so I know there is a huge amount of opportunity.”
Well, nobody has to work at Walmart if he feels underpaid or underappreciated. He can always seek another job. So why do 1.4 million Americans choose to work at Walmart, many for well under $12 per hour?
Many entry-level Walmart jobs consist of comparatively safe and non-strenuous work such as stocking shelves, working cash registers, and changing price labels. Walmart also pays competitive wages, which, for these jobs, are generally under $12 per hour, because these positions require little or no work experience or technical skills. For anyone with modest credentials, these jobs provide good work experience—experience which they can use to eventually land a higher paying job.
Listen to the critics, though, and you’ll hear Walmart portrayed as if it is holding its employees down. But in fact the company offers incredible opportunities for any hard-working, ambitious person who wants to work his way up in retail. Three out of four Walmart store managers started out as hourly associates, and those managers can earn up to $170,000 per year. Some former hourly associates, such as Patricia Curran, have worked their way up to top executive positions. Curran was named by Fortune magazine as one of the 50 most powerful women of 2006. Walmart even encourages associates to complete training courses during fully paid work time and offers raises to associates who complete these courses.
Little wonder that when Walmart opens a new store, it’s not uncommon for as many as 10,000 people to apply for just 300 jobs.
While pumping the car company President Obama sold to the Italians.
You just can't make this stuff up!
That's what it says on the EPA website.
~#5 out of the TOP 100?
In absolute terms, Wal-Mart Stores, is the undisputed leader. Its 174,835,668 kWh of annual green power use is enormous – it even beats out the Department of Energy. The big box retailer pulls power from biogas, solar, and wind sources .