Everything Walmart does is big. It employs some 2.2 million people in 27 countries, has 11,453 stores, and rang up sales of $485.7 billion during the last fiscal year. Just a few years ago, it had approximately 120,000 items in each Supercenter, but now that the Bentonville, Arkansas, retailer is moving to online sales, its inventory and supply chain is growing larger still.
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Regional News from Stanford University - Europe
To find a missing fish, you have to go back through time.
Scientists from Stanford have recreated history in the Mediterranean to find ways to restore the region’s populations of sawfish, a globally endangered shark-like ray characterized by a long, toothed snout. Their study is published in the journal Fish and Fisheries.
As a young teenager in Germany in the early 1990s, Jens Hainmueller watched in shock as TV reports showed people cheering while they threw Molotov cocktails into the houses of immigrant asylum seekers. The images of burning people running from the homes remain vivid in his memory.