CNN asks for our take on Wal-Mart…and more.

CHRISTINE ROMANS, HOST “YOUR MONEY”: Gun reform. Poverty level paychecks. Same-sex marriage. Some of the most divisive issues in this country today may be facing you at the mall this weekend. I’m Christine Romans and this is “your Money”
Wal-Mart, this country’s largest private employer is also it’s largest lightning rod. A Wal-Mart in Ohio is collecting canned food to help its workers feed their families on Thanksgiving. This picture posted on the Walmart Facebook page but the group support worker right.
And if there is a recent political controversy, Starbucks outspoken CEO Howard Schultz probably jumped in. He called for law makers to end the recent government shutdown. He opposed guns in his stores. And spoke out in support of same sex marriage at the annual Starbucks shareholder’s meeting.
When is a choice between lattes and waffle fries not quite that simple? When talk turns to Chick-Fil-A. The CEO Dan Cathy has been targeted by gay rights groups for his stance opposing gay marriage. And some of those groups are upset again because this week a nonprofit civil rights organization presented Cathy with an award at an event that celebrates, quote, “champions of justice and equality.”
Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, just to name a few. Is politics bad for business? …
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