STRIFE IN THE BIG CITY

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores may be feeling a bit frustrated as it seeks to open urban supercenters.Having moved close to a saturation point in rural markets, the retail giant is ready to move into larger markets but is facing opposition from a multitude of labor, environmental and other groups in many of the urban centers it covets.With only a handful of urban locations - and just a single

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores may be feeling a bit frustrated as it seeks to open urban supercenters.

Having moved close to a saturation point in rural markets, the retail giant is ready to move into larger markets but is facing opposition from a multitude of labor, environmental and other groups in many of the urban centers it covets.

With only a handful of urban locations - and just a single urban supercenter, in downtown New Orleans - Wal-Mart suffered a major blow to

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