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Walmart Pushes Into Boston, Faces Stiff Resistance 26:29
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Walmart, having saturated the suburbs, is pushing into cities. There's money to be made there, but the political environment is less than friendly.

We hear from a Walmart representative about what the company has in mind for Boston, and hear from opponents who say urban Walmarts will only cannibalize existing businesses while driving wages down.

Guests:

  • Steven Restivo, director of community affairs, Walmart
  • Russ Davis, executive director, Massachusetts Jobs With Justice
  • Daivd Merriman, associate director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, Chicago

This program aired on September 20, 2011.

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