- Wal-Mart is facing increasing resistance when it tries to shoehorn new "supercenters" into crowded cities. There are two such protests going on a few miles from my Atlanta home, with a lawsuit filed in Decatur, Creative Loafing reports, and a neighborhood group fighting a proposed store in intown Atlanta, according to East Atlanta Patch. (I am secretary to the group covering an adjacent neighborhood.)
- Wal-Mart said this week it will halt plans to build three new stores in Washington D.C. over a "living wage" bill passed by the city council there, The Washington Post reports.
- Wal-Mart's wages are under general attack by congressional Democrats, who claim they amount to a $1 million a year subsidy by taxpayers of each store.
- When a clothing factory burned down in Bangladesh, it was Wal-Mart that became the chief target, the Huffington Post reported.
- Wal-Mart's efforts to penetrate the Mexican market resulted in a huge bribery scandal. Forbes estimated its cost at $4.5 billion.
Wal-Mart Should Consider Going Private
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