INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Wal-Mart Stores is not the people's choice here. In a vote that could have statewide and possibly national implications, residents in this Los Angeles suburb voted not to allow Wal-Mart, Bentonville, Ark., to have carte blanche to build a discount store or, ultimately, a supercenter on a 60-acre parcel of land without going through environmental, zoning and traffic studies. With just under 10% of the city's 112,000 residents voting, a ballot measure that would have ...
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