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Occupy Albany member Tom Allocco of Albany, N.Y., holds a Walmart smiley face while delivering a bag of fake money to Sen. Jeffrey Klein's office at the Capitol on Monday, April 15, 2013, in Albany. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Several labor unions say more than $400,000 in contributions by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. since 2010 helped bring about the creation of an unusual taxpayer-paid subsidy last month to help employers offset a higher minimum wage in New York.

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