BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here said last week it had record sales and earnings for the third quarter ended Oct. 31, while sales and earnings were also up for the year-to-date.
lion for the year-to-date.
Same-store sales for the quarter increased 4.9%, including a jump of 4.5% in the Wal-Mart Stores segment, which includes supercenters, and 6.6% in the Sam's Clubs segment.
Sales in the Wal-Mart segment -- encompassing 1,723 discount stores and 866 supercent