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• The New York Daily News has the story of an Arizona Walmart shopper who bought a purse from the big box retailer and says that she discovered inside it a note that has been translated as being from a prisoner there who works 14 hours a day, given little to eat, and is forced to make products sold in US stores. (Similar notes are said to have been found in products sold in Saks Fifth Avenue and K-Mart.)

A Walmart spokesman said that the company could not "comment specifically on this note, because we have no way to verify the origin of the letter, but one of our requirements for the suppliers who supply products for sale at Walmart is all work should be voluntary as indicated in our Standards for Suppliers.”
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