RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
NPR's business news starts with gender discrimination and Wal-Mart.
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MONTAGNE: The case was brought by women who accuse Wal-Mart of blocking their promotions and paying them less than their male counterparts. If it proceeds, Wal-Mart might have to pay billions of dollars. This case could also affect how future discrimination suits are brought against large companies. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.