The Daily Dose: Why Wal-Mart CEO Affects You

I normally wouldn't devote an entire column to a single company. Then again, Wal-Mart (WMT) is not a typical company by any stretch of the imagination. Wal-Mart touches our lives in visible and in less than visible manners.

If Wal-Mart drops the price on Campbell's Soup, chances are Target (TGT) and Kroger (KR) will follow suit almost immediately. Suddenly, a U.S. family could stock their shelves more cheaply, freeing up funds to be spent elsewhere. The reach of Wal-Mart into our lives is why you should have a basic understanding of the ins and outs of the company other than the obvious buzzy headline stuff. Here are a few considerations....470 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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