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Walmart is planning to share its good fortune with employees, announcing Thursday it will be paying out over $700 million in bonuses to its U.S. workers.

The retail giant said it will provide some $315 million in "special" cash payments paid to workers in their Nov. 25 paycheck, and another tranche of bonuses totaling $388 million that will be paid on Dec. 24.

The payments will bring the total amount Walmart has given its employees in bonuses this year to $2.8 billion. All of Walmart's 1.5 million workers at its namesake stores, Sam's Club stores, and its distribution and fulfillment centers are eligible for the bonus.

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