BENTONVILLE, Ark. - As Wal-Mart Stores attempts to expand into urban locations around the country, it's being stymied by local initiatives designed to keep big-box stores out of an area, or at least to keep them closely regulated. The latest instance came two weeks ago in Chicago, when the City Council passed an ordinance requiring big-box operators to pay "a living wage" - a move that could prompt Wal-Mart to cancel plans to open its first supercenter inside Chicago this ...
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