BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores offered what some observers said was surprising support for an “employer mandate” to be included in health care reform legislation. A letter to President Obama signed by Wal-Mart Chief Executive Officer Mike Duke and leaders of the Service Employees International Union and a progressive think tank, the Center for American Progress, called for reform that includes “shared responsibility” for health coverage in which all businesses would be required to ...

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