WAL-MART POSTS RECORD RESULTS FOR THIRD QUARTER

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

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

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