BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Scandal is haunting Wal-Mart Stores, even as the world's largest retailer spends millions to improve its reputation. Wal-Mart revealed that its former vice chairman, Thomas Coughlin, had been asked to resign from the company board after an internal investigation indicated the possible misappropriation of $100,000 to $500,000 in corporate funds. In a statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Wal-Mart said it had referred the case to the U.S. ...

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