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A Wal-Mart for Libya?

Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 2:47 PM ET
Former US President Bill Clinton during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in September 2008 in New York.
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Former US President Bill Clinton during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in September 2008 in New York.

Not long ago, most American companies were urged by the U.S. government to avoid doing business with Libya. It was a pariah state, a sponsor of terrorism, a sworn enemy of the West.

On Sunday, however, former President Bill Clinton asked the chief executive of Wal-Mart Stores if he would open a store in Libya.

"If the new president of Libya asked you to open a store in Tripoli, would you consider it?" Clinton asked CEO Mike Duke at the opening panel of the Clinton Global Initiative.

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