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It's the economy...

USA Today: "Gasoline prices continue to tumble briskly, dropping Monday to a U.S. average of less than $2.50 a gallon for the first time since March.  Service stations even are beginning old-fashioned gas wars to avoid losing customers to price-cutting rivals." 

Per the Hill, Wal-Mart has consulted with the League of Women Voters in crafting voter registration and education materials for its 1.3 million employees as part of a massive campaign to combat Democratic and union charges that it's unfriendly to labor.  Several Democratic presidential candidates in particular have attacked the retail giant lately.