Consumers began receiving their tax rebate checks last week, and at least one retailer is trying to live up to its motto of "saving people money so they can live better."
That was the goal that Sam Walton envisioned when he opened his first Wal-Mart 40 years ago. Last week, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it will cash the economic stimulus checks for free, with no purchase at the store required. Moreover, the discounter is offering rollbacks on prices of items from shampoo to lunch meat and cereal. Over the coming weeks, the Bentonville, Ark.-based discounter said it will add more rollback items to help shoppers stretch their dollars.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"