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Wal-Mart Pressured to Name Suppliers After Factory Blaze

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is under increasing pressure from investors and labor-rights groups to name its garment suppliers after a fire in Bangladesh killed more than 100 people at a factory that made its clothes.

Proponents say public disclosure of supply chains -- a move made by Nike Inc. and other retailers in recent years -- encourages accountability that leads to factory improvements in countries where unsafe conditions are widespread.