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City Council Passes 'Living Wage' Law Despite Wal-Mart's Threat to Cancel Plans for 3 New Stores


Store spox says company is now reevaluating three stores already under construction.

The D.C. Council issued a legislative rebuke to Wal-Mart on Wednesday, approving a bill that would require the retail giant and other big-box chain retailers operating in the nation's capital to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour.

Wal-Mart has warned it would scrap plans for three of the six stores it had hoped to build in Washington if the bill becomes law.

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