Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Yellow Alert: If Walmart Shoppers Are Broke, Then We're All In Trouble

Wal-Mart's leaked emails could be just the beginning of bad news for the retail industry.   The emails, leaked by Bloomberg, revealed that Walmart executives were freaking out because people weren't shopping as much.

But there's a fundamental problem that seems to be spreading throughout the discount industry as a whole: customers are broke.   Thanks to the recent payroll tax hike, the poorest are running out of money entirely,  reports Renee Dudley at Bloomberg..

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