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• In Toronto, the Globe and Mail reports that "Wal-Mart Canada Corp. is preparing to let go about 200 of its employees as it feels the pressures of an increasingly fast-changing and crowded retail landscape, industry sources say.

"The layoffs, mostly at its head office in Mississauga, come on the heels of it cutting about 750 jobs across the country last spring in a store management restructuring."
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