Norway Drops Wal-Mart

"Norway has excluded the U.S. companies Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. from its national oil fund investments, the finance minister announced Monday.

Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen said the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, was dropped because of concerns about its human rights and labor practices. She said Freeport was barred because of environmental concerns. "


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