Wal-Mart makes Jason Furman the centerpiece of its campaign against an effort to jack up the wages it will have to pay D.C. workers.
The world's biggest retailer is no stranger to fights, and this one is bigger than one city.
Do weak sales at the mega-retailer in February presage bad times to come? Maybe not.
Whether Wal-Mart has been, on net, "good" or "bad" is a complicated question to frame and a devilishly tough one to answer.