NEW YORK — Protesters, some carrying union placards, many hoisting "mean smiley face" signs, tried to drown out a presentation here today by Mike Duke, president and chief executive officer, Wal-Mart Stores. Duke was about 25 minutes into his presentation about the company, the economy and other issues when a crowd assembled outside the windowed enclosure of the Bryant Park Grill and began chanting, "Wal-Mart cheats, Wal-Mart hates, Wal-Mart discriminates." The crowd grew to an estimated ...

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