BIG BOXES POST DECEMBER SALES GAINS

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- The nation's leading big-box retailers and wholesale clubs reported comparable-store sales in the mid-to-high single digits for December, indicating a moderate improvement over year-ago results for the busy holiday season.up in the 3% to 5% range. It also projected that earnings for the first quarter, which ends Jan. 31, would be at the low end of its previous guidance of 63 cents

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- The nation's leading big-box retailers and wholesale clubs reported comparable-store sales in the mid-to-high single digits for December, indicating a moderate improvement over year-ago results for the busy holiday season.

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