Walmart CEO says the big-box retailer is well-positioned to grow its advertising business – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon told CNBC’s Jim Cramer that his company has unique advantages in advertising. “If you expand your digital reach and you have an e-commerce business that scales like ours,” says McMillon, “you get the opportunity to sell ads, and we can connect the dots for advertisers.” After Walmart’s earnings report impressed Wall … Read more

Russia May Have Captured Hundreds of Ukrainian Soldiers

According to senior Western officials and soldiers who fought for Ukraine, hundreds of Ukrainian troops may have been captured by advancing Russian units or disappeared during Ukraine’s chaotic retreat from the eastern city of Avdiivka, a devastating loss that could deal a blow to already weakening morale . The Russian capture of Avdiivka has emerged … Read more

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! donates free books to Florida families

In response to Escambia County, Florida officials have flagged more than 1,600 books for review and possible ban – including three Ripley’s Believe It or Not! titles – Ripley’s has decided to donate their annual book to Florida residents for free. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! books have entertained generations of readers as researchers, writers, … Read more

Bargain hunters boost Walmart, but retail battles loom

Inflation-weary shoppers continue to give Walmart a boost. The major retailer reported stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter sales on Tuesday and said it continues to gain market share as consumers look for deals on groceries and other household items. But this good news came with some caution. For the first time in two years, the average customer, both … Read more

Attacks on ships and US drones show Yemen’s Houthis can still fight despite US-led airstrikes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Despite a month of U.S.-led airstrikes, Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels remain able to launch significant attacks. This week they seriously damaged a ship in a crucial situation and apparently shot down a US drone worth tens of millions of dollars. The Houthis’ continued attacks on shipping through the crucial … Read more

Estonia thwarts ‘shadow war’ attack, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas tells CNN

Nicolas Maeterlinck/Belga Mag/AFP/Getty Images Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will attend a European Council summit in Brussels on February 1. CNN — Estonia has thwarted a Russian-led influence operation on its territory, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas told CNN. The operation, which dates back to last year, included a series of attacks, including the destruction … Read more

Walmart buys TV maker Vizio for advertising business

Walmart is acquiring television maker Vizio for $2.3 billion, the retail chain announced on Tuesday. The retailer said in a press release that the acquisition of Vizio and its smart TV operating system, SmartCast, will help grow Walmart’s media business by “bringing together VIZIO’s advertising solutions business with Walmart’s reach and capabilities.” “There is a … Read more

Edmond Public Schools is challenging the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s attempted book ban

Edmond Public Schools is asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to intervene in an effort by state officials to ban two books from school library shelves. Edmond Superintendent Angela Grunewald said the Oklahoma State Department of Education has ordered her district to remove “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini and “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls … Read more