1. Bernie Sanders Targets Walmart: Bill Would Block Stock Buybacks Unless Workers Get $15 Minimum Wage

    Bernie Sanders Targets Walmart: Bill Would Block Stock Buybacks Unless Workers Get $15 Minimum Wage

    In his latest broadside against big business, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is introducing a bill Thursday that would prevent large companies from buying back stock unless their employees are paid at least $15 an hour. The proposal is aimed squarely at the nation's largest bricks-and-mortar retailer: Walmart, which announced earnings Thursday that beat analysts' expectations though revenue missed forecasts...

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    1. The Walton family, the owners of Walmart, are the wealthiest family in America with a net worth of about $180 billion. Meanwhile, most Walmart retail workers are working for horrendously low wages with minimal benefits.
    2. Amazon and Disney did the right thing by raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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