NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores said last week that it is planning a sweeping effort to assist small businesses in what it calls Wal-Mart Jobs and Opportunity Zones. The company, which has come under fire on issues from employee wages and health benefits to driving out so-called mom-and-pop stores, said it will offer financial incentives and programs such as producing free radio ads and broadcasting them on its in-store radio network, as well as coaching businesses on how they can thrive with a ...

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