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Kub's Den
Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Wed Aug 19, 2015 06:15 AM CDT

Picture this: The accounting department of Walmart, the No. 1 company on the Fortune 500 list, has announced a four-day open house for any stock analyst, trader, hedge fund manager, financial journalist, or even any Walmart employee who would like to spend day after day paging through sales data, supplier contracts, and logistics schedules.

The attendees will group together into pickup trucks and drive across the country, stopping at individual Walmart stores to personally count the number of boxes in the back room -- Pampers diapers, Dawn dish soap, big screen TVs.

While there, they will take note of how ...

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