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Wal-Mart May Pull Out of District

July 1, 2013

The D.C. Council’s preliminary decision to require the city’s largest retailers to pay a “living wage” has put Wal-Mart’s plans for the District in doubt, setting up a difficult veto decision for Mayor Vincent C. Gray. The council voted 8 to 5 Wednesday to impose a super-minimum wage of $12.50 an hour — well above the District’s regular $8.25 minimum— on retailers reporting at least $1 billion in annual corporate revenue and operating in spaces of 75,000 square feet or more. A second and final vote is scheduled for July 10. (WaPo)

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