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The ripple effect of Wal-Mart's wage hike

Wal-Mart joined other companies in announcing an employee wage hike and bonus program. Citing "the opportunities tax reform creates for us," the retailer said Thursday that the measures "will benefit the company's more than one million U.S. hourly associates."

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You decide: Where's the economy headed in 2018?

The big question for the national economy is the impact of the new tax plan on growth. While most studies suggest a positive effect, there are wide range of numerical estimates, from raising the growth rate by a few tenths of a percentage point to doubling the annual growth rate.

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