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• According to Pensions & Investments, "The $24.7 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, Hartford, will vote its shares against the re-election of seven members of the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. board at the company's annual meeting June 1.

The pension system owns $38 million in Wal-Mart stock and bonds.

"The vote is in response to allegations that Mexican government officials were bribed by Wal-Mart executives in that country..."
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