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Wal-Mart to offer free shipping for online buys


Bentonville, Ark. -- Heating up the holiday retailing war, Wal-Mart Stores announced Thursday that it will offer free shipping on nearly 60,000 online items -- with no minimum purchase requirement.

Wal-Mart's free shipping offer, which includes most electronics, jewelry and toys, will run through Dec. 20.

According to Steve Nave, senior VP and general manager of, Walmart is trying to help its cost-conscious shoppers "save money so they can bring home more for less this holiday season."

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