Solar's Bright Future

By Jami Miedema Recently, while doing some research, I came across a fascinating company, Konarka Technologies. The company, based in Lowell, MA, is a developer of photovoltaic materials used to convert solar energy into electricity. It was founded in 2001, and has...

Mart My Words: The New Wal-Bank is Coming!

by Jami Miedema Wal-Mart certainly is a retail giant, offering products from apparel and appliances to electronics and groceries, just to name a few. With approximately $315.7 billion in sales in 2006 and over 6000 stores worldwide, it’s hard to think of an area...

Wal-Mart Making Headlines in Healthcare Debate

by Tammy Hart Recently in Maryland , Governor Robert Ehrlich Jr. vetoed legislation that would have forced Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to spend more on employee health benefits. Ehrlich’s action came during a ceremony in which he was joined by a top executive from the...