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Wal-Mart, D.C. in battle of wills over wages

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In case you missed it this summer, an interesting game of economic chicken is playing out in Washington. No, it’s not over sequestration or Obamacare but whether big-box retailers ought to pay city workers a “living wage.” On one side is Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which three years ago set its sights on opening six stores in the nation’s capital. On the other side are activists and D.C. clergy who say the company can and should ...

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