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Walmart's Safety Vows At Odds With Reality

In this May 16, 2011 photo, the Wal-Mart logo is displayed in Springfield, Ill. What Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says about how it's
In this May 16, 2011 photo, the Wal-Mart logo is displayed in Springfield, Ill. What Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says about how it's reversing a slump in its namesake U.S. business will be at the front of analysts' minds at the company's annual meeting with Wall Street Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

When Walmart’s chief executive, Michael Duke, appeared at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting in New York this month, a raucous crowd of protesters awaited him.

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