Amazon, Etsy to Ban Confederate Flag Merchandise, Joining Walmart, eBay – ABC News

Following Walmart, Sears and eBay, mega online seller Amazon and crafts site Etsy say they will ban sales of Confederate flag merchandise, after the products experienced a surge in popularity.

Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. is joining the ban on Confederate flag sales, a spokesman for the company confirmed to ABC News, with its more than 2 million third-party sellers.

In the last 24 hours, the top five biggest sales rank gainers on Amazon.com, or “movers and shakers,” of the “patio, lawn and garden” category have been Confederate flag products, according to the website.

A search of the website for “Confederate flag” Tuesday afternoon produced more than 14,000 results. (Source: Read more)

Pay raises in effect for more than 23,000 Walmart associates in NC – WITN

Walmart workers in NC have started receiving pay raises that put the new full-time average hourly wage in North Carolina at $13.02.

Walmart is giving pay raises to 23,644 associates in North Carolina for the pay period starting April 4th. The first pay check to include the additional income will be delivered on April 23rd. (Source: Read more)