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Health Care Memo Further Tarnishes Wal-Mart

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Health Care Memo Further Tarnishes Wal-Mart

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Health Care Memo Further Tarnishes Wal-Mart

Health Care Memo Further Tarnishes Wal-Mart

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Retail giant Wal-Mart is facing criticism over an internal memo that proposes aggressive moves to trim employee benefit costs, such as discouraging unhealthy people from taking jobs at Wal-Mart. The company, whose stock price has dropped over the last year, is under pressure from investors to cut costs.

The Memo

You can read the memo obtained by Wal-Mart Watch at its Web site:

Wal-Mart Watch, a labor-affiliated activist group, obtained the memo, which was written by a Wal-Mart executive.

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