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What's up with that?

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Wal-Mart plans to put six more stores in Washington. What’s up with that?

 

 

“We could use that. There are low wages. But I live in Southeast, and sometimes you have to start at the bottom and work to the top. And it will offer jobs.”

Tony Britt, 45, Southeast, unemployed for two weeks

 

 

 

 

 

“I know it’s important to people to have fresh produce at reasonable prices, but it’s not enough to have workers that need health benefits. I’m hoping the D.C. government is willing to work to get Wal-Mart to do the right thing.”

Andrea Walling, 67, Arlington, retired

 

 

 

“That’s not real economic development.”

Dan Hajdo, 45, Columbia, Md., unemployed

 

 

 

 

 

 

“There’s a good and bad side. It means more jobs, but the negative thing is their poor salaries. I would like to see one in Southeast.”

Santos Parra, 42, restaurant owner, District

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