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Wal-Mart expects February sales up 2-4 percent.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has affirmed its February sales outlook, saying it expects same-store sales to increase about 2 percent to 4 percent.

The world's largest retailer said general merchandise sales were progressing better than food sales. It said sales in the northeast were strongest last week.

In January, Wal-Mart posted a same-store sales increase of 2.5 percent. In December, sales rose 3 percent. In November, the retailer reported a same-store sales rise of only 0.7 percent.

Wal-Mart will report fourth-quarter results on Feb. 17.
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Title Annotation:Public Company Reports; Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Comment:Wal-Mart expects February sales up 2-4 percent.(Public Company Reports)(Wal-Mart Stores Inc.)
Publication:Arkansas Business
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Geographic Code:1U7AR
Date:Feb 14, 2005
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