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Did Obama Buy Trouble Shopping for a Budget Chief at Walmart?

President Obama has nominated Walmart Foundation president Sylvia Matthews Burwell to be his new director of the Office of Management and Budget. The choice seems unlikely on its face, and a look into the details of her current job directing "targeted giving campaigns" makes it seem even odder.

Michelle Obama and Walmart: A Match Made in PR Heaven

Walmart's announcement that it will hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years has prompted a wide range of reactions, but no one was more effusive in their praise than Michelle Obama. No surprise: The retail giant has been courting the First Lady with initiatives on her signature issues.

Obama on Personal Finance: First Car Had 'a Big Hole in the Floor'

Mitt Romney's net worth: $200 million. Barack Obama's response to Romney's claim that the president's "out of touch" with the concerns of ordinary Americans: Priceless. "I bought my first car for about $900," said Obama. "It had a big hole in the floor that allowed you to see the road, so I knew my wife wasn't marrying me for my money."

Food Deserts: Where Have All the Inner-City Grocery Stores Gone?

Chicago entrepreneur Karriem Beyah grew up working in the grocery business, but when he courted some industry heavyweights to bring stores to the South Side, their response was disdainful: "Who wants to go over there?" It's not just a Windy City problem.

Beyond Santorum's Sweater: 2012's Best Campaign Swag

This week, Rick Santorum grabbed headlines when he offered campaign donors the sweater vest off his back. But the former senator faces a tough fight in the campaign merchandise contest. As GOP primary season heats up, here's our rundown of the winners and losers in the battle of the campaign swag.

First Lady, Grocers Bring Stores to Food Deserts

As part of a plan to increase access to high-quality nutritious foods, First Lady Michelle Obama announced on Wednesday that she is teaming up with several of the country's largest food retailers. From healthier foods to new jobs, see what's in store for big chains like Walmart.

Can Walmart Help With Healthy Eating?

Walmart President and CEO Bill Simon and First Lady Michelle Obama announce Walmart initiative on healthy foodsBig business and politicians aren't strangers, but when the First Lady and Walmart, the world's largest retailer, stand together and announce a plan...

Can 7-Eleven Cash In on Obama's Slurpee Shout Out?

President Barack Obama%u2019s wisecrack about a "slurpee summit" has the makers of the sugary drink scrambling to take advantage of free publicity. Throughout the election campaign, Obama joked about Republicans standing by with their slurpees while Democrats did all the work for the country.

J. Crew hearts Michelle Obama

For clothing company J. Crew, Christmas came early this year.

When Michelle Obama, wife of then candidate Barack Obama, sat down with Jay Leno...