900 Wal-Marts in storm’s path

Retailer closes 143 locations, readies aid as hurricane strikes

Posted: October 30, 2012 at 2:41 a.m.

Mike Rutherford (from left), Myles Bennett and Keith Dye, all with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., talk Monday about security and safety plans for stores in the path of Hurricane Sandy in Wal-Mart’s Emergency Operations Center in Bentonville.

At Wal-Mart Stores Inc. headquarters in Bentonville, company officials said Monday that more than 900 stores likely will be affected by Hurricane Sandy as it strikes the East Coast and moves inland.

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