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• The Washington Times reports that six major retail businesses have sent a letter to Vincent Gray, mayor of Washington, DC, asking him to veto 'living wage" legislation that would require non-union retailers of a certain size to pay employees a minimum wage of $12.50/hour - more than four dollars more than the city's current minimum wage.

The retailers making the request are Home Depot, Target, AutoZone, Lowe's, Walgreen and Macy's, and they suggest that if the bill, already passed by the City Council, is not vetoed, it could affect their long-term development plans in the district.

Walmart already has responded to the bill by saying it is canceling development plans for three stores, and will reconsider its plans for three other stores it planned for Washington.
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