Walmart arrives in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Wal-Mart’s first two stores in the U.S. capital have opened, after the threat of a “living wage” law was lifted. D.C’s Democratic mayor, Vincent Gray, vetoed legislation which would require incoming big boxes to pay a premium on minimum wage after Wal-Mart vowed to shelve its planned D.C. incursion if it went through. Over 23,000 applications were received for some 800 positions at the new stores, according to the Washington Post.