WAL-MART: NEIGHBORHOOD MARKETS SHOW PROFIT

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here said last week Neighborhood Markets showed their first-ever profit during the second quarter ended July 31.However, uncertainties in the national economy may result in an overall earnings shortfall during the current quarter, with increases ending up in the single-digit range rather than the double-digit levels the company had been anticipating.According to

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here said last week Neighborhood Markets showed their first-ever profit during the second quarter ended July 31.

However, uncertainties in the national economy may result in an overall earnings shortfall during the current quarter, with increases ending up in the single-digit range rather than the double-digit levels the company had been anticipating.

According to Lee Scott, president and chief executive officer, the development of the Neig

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