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WAL-MART: From Bentonville to... Boston?

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WAL-MART is a force in the retail world. Groceries, clothing, housewares, tools, and toys: they've made billions with low prices, streamlined distribution, and easily-replicated stores. Now, for the first time, the company is looking to expand its reach into big cities, and it's got its sights set on Boston. WAL-MART faces a tough foe in Mayor Thomas Menino. The pro-union mayor worries that WAL-MART will undercut local business while failing to offer competitive wages, health care, and retirement benefits to potential employees. But WAL-MART boosters say it's time to create jobs and give Boston residents affordable goods and groceries.

We're joined by Charles Fishman, author of "The WAL-MART Effect," Russ Davis, director of Massachusetts Jobs With Justice, and Alderman Howard Brookins, city councilor from Ward 21 in Chicago, who was a vocal proponent of opening new Wal-Mart stores in his district.

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