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Wal-Mart CEO on fires, fiscal cliff

Yesterday evening, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted Mike Duke, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wal-Mart, in an on-the-record meeting in New York.

Duke spoke on a variety of topics, including the nation’s looming “fiscal cliff,” women’s economic empowerment, factory standards and the recent fire in Bangladesh.

The week before the election, only one-fourth, twenty-five percent of our core customers even knew what ‘fiscal cliff’ meant. One week after the election it was up to seventy-five percent. Now… fifteen percent of our customers are telling us the conversation on the fiscal cliff will affect their Christmas spending.

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