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Walmart patents tech that would allow it to eavesdrop on cashiers

Walmart has patented surveillance technology that would allow it to spy on employees’ conversations with customers and use the audio to measure workplace performance.

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This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.

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6 Reasons That Pay Has Lagged Behind U.S. Job Growth

Average hourly earnings were 2.9 percent higher in January than a year earlier, a hopeful sign that wages might be gaining traction in a tight labor market. Their stubborn failure to do so is one of the mysteries of a recovery now in its ninth year. These are factors that may be playing a part.

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Food retail stocks poised for gains in 2018

Food retailers are poised to see significant earnings gains thanks to the recently passed tax legislation, according to analysts, and that could translate into a better performance for publicly traded stocks in the year ahead.

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Many consumers are skeptical about Amazon Go — first-day lines aside

By Troy Wolverton, Monday, January 22, 2018 - Amazon Go could be model for future retail stores. The new convenience store concept from e-commerce giant Amazon relies on cameras and sensors to detect when you enter and leave and what items you grab from shelves.

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