WALMART: Economy ‘tough’ and ‘unpredictable’
(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc expects slightly stronger sales growth next year as it makes changes such as opening more smaller U.S. stores and shutting 50 poorly performing stores in Brazil and China, executives said on Tuesday.
The world’s largest retailer sees a “tough” and “unpredictable” economy around the world, Chief Executive Officer Mike Duke said, a week after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its outlook for global growth.
American Women Selling Hair, Breast Milk, Eggs to Make Ends Meet
Some American women struggling with the current economy have come up with a solution to their fiscal woes: they’re selling hair, breast milk, and eggs, according to Bloomberg. One such American, April Hare, said, ““I was just trying to find ways to make money, and I remembered Jo from ‘Little Women,’ and she sold her hair. I’ve always had lots of hair, but this is the first time I’ve actually had the idea to sell it because I’m in a really tight jam right now.” She sold her hair on buyandsellhair.com, and also thought about putting her breast milk on the market.
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