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Wal-Mart to field questions on Bangladesh practices: WSJ

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Under scrutiny over a series of disasters at Bangladesh garment factories, Wal-Mart plans to field questions from investors at a briefing on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Carol Schumacher, Wal-Mart's vice president of global investor relations, told the Journal that the company's goal was "to provide an update on this area of the business and to give you the opportunity to ask questions."

Last November, Wal-Mart was faulted for having a clothing line made at a Bangladesh factory where a blaze killed more than 100 people. Then earlier this year, after a building collapse in the country killed more than 1,100, Wal-Mart took heat for declining to sign a pact to boost worker safety.

A company spokesman told the Journal the briefing is meant to update stakeholders on its plans to improve worker safety in Bangladesh.

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