Wal-Mart U.S. CEO Bill Simon speaks to shareholders at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark., during this week's shareholders' meeting. The company is coping with a bribery scandal, as well as demands from workers. Gareth Patterson/AP hide caption

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September 2012: Employees celebrate the opening of a Best Price Modern store in Hyderabad, India. Bharti Enterprises manages that and other such stores, which Wal-Mart has invested in. Noah Seelam /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Wal-Mart's Dr. John Agwunobi (left) said in a statement that the company won't be "building a national, integrated, low-cost primary care health care platform." Even so, the leaves plenty of room for the retailer to pursue an expansion of health care services at its stores. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Wal-Mart Plans Ambitious Expansion Into Medical Care
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Rising Health Costs Lead Companies To Drop Part-Time Benefits
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