THE WAL-MART EFFECT NOW AWAITING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Quite a brouhaha is bubbling in California concerning Wal-Mart Stores' plans to plant 40 supercenters in the state in upcoming years. Among them is the effort emanating from several governmental jurisdictions to ban the big stores and, of course, the entire weeks-long labor fracas.As was reported in last week's SN, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. was commissioned by Wal-Mart to prepare

Quite a brouhaha is bubbling in California concerning Wal-Mart Stores' plans to plant 40 supercenters in the state in upcoming years. Among them is the effort emanating from several governmental jurisdictions to ban the big stores and, of course, the entire weeks-long labor fracas.

As was reported in last week's SN, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. was commissioned by Wal-Mart to prepare a study of what might happen to wages, employment rates, food prices and other ec

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