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DC Mayor Gray mulling veto of council's Wal-Mart wage bill

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Wal-Mart pulled three of its planned stores out of the District after the city council passed a bill that would force retailers of a certain size to pay employees a living wage.

But Mayor Vincent Gray has the power to veto the bill.

And it doesn't look like the council will have enough votes to override the mayor.

The mayor isn't sure what he’s going to do yet. He says he wants to meet with members of the business community and to talk to residents about what to do.

The big concern is not just Wal-Mart. The mayor says this move by the council could prompt other big retailers to stop plans to move into the District.

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