The Columbia Chronicle

West Loop Walmart not a bad idea

By Editorial Board

March 14, 2011

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced plans to open a West Loop store, and the debate regarding it has erupted with all of the typical anti-Walmart arguments. Critics say the chain retailer will hurt local businesses, and the company’s unpopular employment practices will hurt the community. But much of the criticism against this latest store has more to do with the Walmart name—the stigmas attached to the brand—than any subst...

Obesity still an issue for U.S., despite steady numbers

By Ivana Susic

February 1, 2010

Earlier this month, The New York Times reported that obesity rates in the U.S. have stabilized in the past five years. Citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the paper stated the rate has evened at nearly 34 percent. If the number of overweight people is added into this figure, that number jumps to almost 57 percent.While this percentage includes all age groups, college students are by no means u...

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