BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here said it will join with Accel Partners, a Palo Alto, Calif., venture capital firm, to form Wal-Mart.com, an independent company that will be based in Palo Alto.
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Wal-Mart.com will have a separate board of directors and management team, and has b