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The world's largest retailer set out to clean up its image with a new public relations campaign - and promptly landed six spots on this year's list.
Oh, you were doing it to keep your employees from improving their working conditions? Well, that's all right then...
3. Oh, you were doing it to keep your employees from improving their working conditions? Well, that's all right then...
Former Wal-Mart vice chairman Thomas Coughlin - whose compensation from salary, bonuses, and stock grants totaled several million dollars per year - is discovered to have cooked up fraudulent expense invoices in a scam to siphon off $500,000 over the course of seven years.

Coughlin, who reportedly told enabling subordinates that he was using the funds for a secret antiunion initiative, pleads guilty and is sentenced to more than two years of home confinement.

PR Campaign

Andrew Young

Coughlin

'Wal-Marting'

Roehm

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