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Dallas Wal-Mart protest linked to national effort

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DALLAS -

Wal-Mart workers and supporters are protesting at stores nationwide, including North Texas.

Employees carrying signs and flags arrived by bus on Friday morning at the Dallas Wal-Mart in the 3100 block of Wheatland Road.

The efforts on Thursday and Friday were scheduled to culminate during the key holiday shopping weekend and were aimed at blasting wages, benefits and the treatment of employees at the world's largest retailer.

A union-backed group called OUR Walmart said it held an estimated 1,000 protests in 46 states. The exact number is unclear. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has refuted the estimate, saying the union has grossly exaggerated its figure and that the protests involved few of its own employees.

Either way, the demonstrations did little to keep shoppers away. The company said it was their best Black Friday ever.

Associated Press business writer Sarah Skidmore contributed to this report.

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