Regional coalitions of labor unions and advocacy groups routinely campaign against Wal-Mart plans for opening new stores. These opponents claim that the big-box behemoth kills jobs, reduces wages and destroys communities. However, research suggests that these claims are little more than myths.
That people want jobs at Wal-Mart is obvious — new Wal-Marts in cities such as Oakland, Cleveland and Glendale, Ariz., have received thousands of applications for hundreds of jobs. Read More