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WEISBADEN, Germany -- The numbers may still not be dropping down to the bottom line as they do in the United States, but everything else about Wal-Mart's operations here in Germany is increasingly resembling the giant retailer's American business.Just over three years after making its first moves into Germany by buying up the Wertkauf chain of hypermarket-like combo-stores, the world's biggest retailer

WEISBADEN, Germany -- The numbers may still not be dropping down to the bottom line as they do in the United States, but everything else about Wal-Mart's operations here in Germany is increasingly resembling the giant retailer's American business.

Just over three years after making its first moves into Germany by buying up the Wertkauf chain of hypermarket-like combo-stores, the world's biggest retailer has clearly succeeded in transforming the stores into spitting images of their Ame

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