NEW YORK — The New York City Council next week will hold joint committee meetings on the impact of Wal-Mart amid speculation the retailer was close to locating its first stores in the city. According to an agenda, the council’s committees on community development, small business and economic development will debate Wal-Mart’s effect on small business and communities on Dec. 14. On the same day, Local 1500 of the United Food and Commercial Workers said it would lead a rally at City Hall to ...

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