NEW YORK, Dec 3- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is sticking with Bank of America's Merrill Lynch unit to run its 401 program with $18 billion in assets, Wal-Mart confirmed on Tuesday. The average Wal-Mart employee has about $18,000 in their retirement account, according to BrightScope, which tracks and rates retirement plans.» Read More
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