Editorial: Can D.C. learn from Chicago's Wal-Mart experience?

07/26/2013 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Chicago's City Council enacted a minimum wage law in 2006 similar to the one passed in Washington, D.C., this month that requires Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay a much higher minimum wage. Chicago's mayor vetoed the ordinance, making way for Wal-Mart to ultimately open nine urban stores and create 2,000 jobs, according to this Chicago Tribune editorial.

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