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'Marketplace' Report: It's Christmas at Wal-Mart

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'Marketplace' Report: It's Christmas at Wal-Mart

Economy

'Marketplace' Report: It's Christmas at Wal-Mart

'Marketplace' Report: It's Christmas at Wal-Mart

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Even before the kids finish off their Halloween candy, retail giant Wal-Mart is jump-starting the Christmas shopping season. It's a daring move that's likely to pressure competitors to slash prices. Marketplace's Sam Eaton talks with Alex Cohen about the phenomenon of "creeping Christmas."