Next year could be shaping up as a tough one for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
The $443 billion retail giant is fighting scandals on several fronts. Allegations of bribery in Mexico continue in an increasingly hot spotlight. The company has also been associated with the Bangladesh factory fire that killed 112 garment workers, although the retailer said a supplier subcontracted work to the factory without its authorization. Wal-Mart has also been facing protests and rallies by employees. The company said the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is responsible for organizing the actions and filed an unfair labor charge with the National Labor Relations Board to stop what it said are unlawful efforts to disrupt its business.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)