LOS ANGELES — The City Council here is scheduled to discuss an emergency moratorium Friday dealing with the entry of chain stores in the Chinatown section of downtown Los Angeles. The proposal comes in the wake of the announcement a month ago that Wal-Mart Stores intends to open a Neighborhood Market in the area. The temporary ordinance would reportedly prohibit building permits from being issued for new "formula retail" stores — stores that have standardized ...

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