Articles by Michael Barbaro



Clinton's 6 Years at Wal-Mart Left Out at Campaign Stops

  • 21 May 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
In 1986, Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, had a problem. He was under growing pressure from shareholders to appoint a woman to the company's 15-member board of directors.

Liquids Ban Puts Damper on Profit

  • 15 August 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Since Sept. 11, airport retailers have emerged as an unexpected beneficiary of tighter security, longer lines and earlier flight check-ins -- so much so that airports plowed millions into elaborate new concessions to feed, pamper and entertain passengers who arrive hours before their flight.

Jordan Sees an Ugly Side of Free Trade

  • 04 May 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Propelled by a free-trade agreement with the United States, apparel manufacturing is booming in Jordan, its exports to America soaring 20-fold in the last five years.

Sweater Losing Its Christmas Allure

  • 14 December 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
It was the original ""one size fits all"" gift solution: a bulky, loose-fitting sweater, ideal for the grandparent, distant cousin or spouse who did not know -- or was afraid to ask for -- a recipient's clothing size.

Wal-Mart Memo Call for Cuts

  • 27 October 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
An internal memo sent to Wal-Mart's board of directors proposes numerous ways to hold down spending on health care and other benefits while seeking to minimize damage to the retailer's reputation.

Wal-Mart Aiming to Become Hip

  • 09 August 05
  • The Washington Post
Head south on Fifth Avenue, past the look-but-don't-touch boutiques of Bruno Magli, Salvatore Ferragamo and Henri Bendel, stop at 31st Street and look for a building on the right, between the fast-food restaurant and the souvenir shop.

Wall Street Tries to Block Probes Into Bad Analysts

  • 19 June 02
  • The Washington Post
Major Wall Street firms have drafted amendments to U.S. federal legislation that would block state securities regulators from investigating whether stock analysts misled investors.