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Wal-Mart and Sears won’t compensate factory fire victims

Blaze in Bangladesh killed 112; companies say they didn’t give suppliers permission to work with that factory

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. are standing strong in their positions not to pay out to victims of last year’s factory fire in Bangladesh.

The blaze at Tazreen Design Ltd.’s factory, which manufactured clothing for Wal-Mart, Sears and other retailers, killed 112 workers and injured many more. Investigators found Wal-Mart and Sears garments among the charred remains within the factory.


Cathleen Flahardy

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