Obama's Wal-Mart stop prompts labor backlash
Obama's Wal-Mart stop prompts labor backlash

President Obama appears to have warmed up to Wal-Mart, much to the frustration of his party's labor wing. As a candidate for president six years ago, the then-senator from Illinois reportedly declared he would not shop at the mega-retailer long targeted by labor groups. On Friday, a company official said Obama was the first sitting president to visit one of the stores of the nation’s largest private employer. In remarks delivered in the clothing section of a store in Mountain View, Calif., Obama embraced the Arkansas company’s environmental philosophy as a model. “More and more companies like Wal-Mart are realizing that wasting less energy isn't just good...