Wal-Mart Stores Inc. launched a bare-bones Web site Thursday to test its new 88-cents-per-song [URL=http://musicdownloads.walmart.com/]online music service[/URL], hoping that its cheaper price will lure listeners from more expensive competitors. Other sites, such as Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store, charge 99 cents per song.

Wal-Mart said its site has "hundreds of thousands" of songs, available in Windows Media Audio format, which can be transferred to compatible portable devices, burned to a CD or played on Windows PCs.

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