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D.C. council vs. Wal-Mart: now making national headlines

Last week the D.C. council passed the Large Retailer Accountability Act, which would, if signed into law, require retailers with more than $1 billion in U.S. annual sales and stores 75,000 square feet or larger to pay a starting wage of $12.50 an hour, far higher than the D.C. minimum wage.

The story has been closely watched by not just District residents but by city dwellers across the country. On Friday, the story made it into NBC News, which has summarized the issues well. If you need to get up to speed on the controversy, read more here.
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