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Walmart Ditching Justin Bieber, Celine Dion For In-House DJ

Buzz 14:40PM EDT

As by far and away the largest retail store in the world, with revenues worldwide of $482.2 billion in the 2014 fiscal year, Wal-Mart is doing well as a business. It has come under fire over the past decade stemming from its treatment and pay of employees. It has largely ignored those pleas, but signs are that the company is changing. Minimum wage will increase to $10/hour, potentially to get ahead of a federal increase in minimum wage to the same dollar amount, and it changing the music in the stores. The music currently comes from a CD, which plays on loop, consisting of a lot of Celine Dion and some Justin Bieber, a very high concentration of Canadian acts. This has been driving employees crazy and the company announced at its shareholders meeting Wednesday that the company would employ a DJ, who would curate the soundtrack to its U.S. stores. The program is called Wal-Mart radio, which would be played to all U.S.READ MORE

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Tracy Morgan's Career in Doubt While He Attempts to Recover from a Severe Brain Injury

Off-Key 11:23AM EDT

Five months after actor-comedian Tracy Morgan's limo bus was struck by a speeding Wal-Mart truck on the way back from a gig at a Delaware casino, we are learning more details about the devastating accident. Morgan is thought to be fortunate to have survived the accident that killed fellow comedian James McNair because he suffered a subdural hematoma, which kept him comatose with bleeding around his brain. Morgan and three others have filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart, and attorneys for both sides met behind closed doors yesterday. Morgan's attorney, Benedict Morelli, gave the press an update on Morgan's condition and a realistic view of his prognosis. "He's fighting to get better, and if there's a chance for him to be back to the Tracy Morgan he once was, he's going to try to do that. He's still fighting and trying to live his life at the same time and trying to get better, and he's just not better. We're hoping and praying to get him back to where he was. But the jury's out. He had a very, very bad brain injury. Let's assume for a moment that he can go back and do everything that he was able to do before. When is that going to be? A year from now? Two? Three? I don't know. Six months? I doubt it," said Morelli.READ MORE

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