WAL-MART CONSIDERS TAKING 'BOLD STEPS' IN HEALTH CARE

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Searching for ways to control escalating health care costs while acknowledging a need to repair its image with critics, Wal-Mart Stores here is considering what it called "bold steps" -- including additional rollout of health care centers in its stores and encouraging a younger, healthier workforce -- to revise its benefit program for workers.company should avoid hiring unhealthy

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Searching for ways to control escalating health care costs while acknowledging a need to repair its image with critics, Wal-Mart Stores here is considering what it called "bold steps" -- including additional rollout of health care centers in its stores and encouraging a younger, healthier workforce -- to revise its benefit program for workers.

company should avoid hiring unhealthy workers and noted that worker productivity increases at a slower rate than wage rais

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