Amazon ( AMZN) is trending after cutting its new Prime monthly subscription plan after trying it for just two weeks. In Amazon's Prime program, customers received streaming video access, access to Kindle books and free two-day shipping with no minimum order size for $7.99 per month. The move to create the program was largely seen as a way to compete with Netflix and Hulu Plus. Amazon said the monthly program was only a "test" and it is no longer signing up new customers for memberships. Amazon Prime, where consumers can also choose to get unlimited two-day shipping for a $79 annual fee, will continue to exist.
Wal-Mart ( WMT) is another popular search. The discount retailer filed a complaint with a federal agency in advance of a strike that Wal-Mart workers are planning for Black Friday. Wal-Mart is accusing the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and its subsidiary, OURWalmart, of unlawfully organizing demonstrations like picket lines and other store disruptions for the past six months. Wal-Mart said the workers are violating the National Labor Relations Act, which prohibits picketing for longer than 30 days without a representation petition.
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