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Mexican Bribery Allegations Put Wal-Mart On Defense

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Wal-Mart stocks dropped sharply today following a New York Times report about a widespread, systematic bribery campaign in Mexico. The company's subsidiary there is reported to have paid more than $24 million in bribes, allowing the retailer to expand across the country at a record pace. Melissa Block speaks with Charles Fishman, author of The Wal-Mart Effect.
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