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Five of the Nastiest Examples of Wal-Mart Evil, By Sarah Seltzer

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It seems like Wal-Mart is never out of the news. From intensive campaigns to draw attention to sweatshop conditions in their overseas factories, to efforts to keep the discount retail giant out of urban areas where they'd put local stores out of business, to complaints about gun sales and censorship of music, to massive lawsuits filed by workers in stores around the country, the questionable ethics of the giant corporation remain under constant attack. In fact, there's even a WikiPedia page devoted solely to criticisms of Wal-Mart. In fact, the company's union busting is so relentless (simply closing branches that push for unionization) while their worker treatment remains sub-par that workers are currently organizing a non-union group to push for fair wages and hours. Here are five of the most egregious examples of corporate wrongdoing from Wal-Mart:

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