Wal-Mart Positions Itself Ahead Of Holiday Shopping
By: Ailsa Chang
October 11, 2012
Wal-Mart is thriving despite the shaky economy, protests from union supporters and allegations of bribery at its Mexican unit. The company's stock price hit an all-time high Wednesday, and holiday layaway sales are off to a sizzling start. It's also introducing a low-cost, pre-paid debit card.
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