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Higher salaries for Wal-Mart employees

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

One of the largest retailers in the country is giving pay raises to thousands of employees.

Wal-Mart announced today, February 19, it's giving a raise to about half a million U.S. workers.

This is part of a $1 billion investment that includes changes that Wal-Mart says are aimed at giving workers more opportunities for advancement.

Also today, Wal-Mart announced it had earnings of almost $5 billion during the fourth-quarter of last year.

Holiday sales helped boost the company's profits.

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