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• Wal-Mart said yesterday that its second quarter earnings were $3.1 billion, up from $2.08 billion during the same period a year ago. The increase was in part due to the fact that Wal-Mart had to take a charge against profits a year ago when it disposed of its German operations.

Wal-Mart had already reported Q2 revenues of $93 billion, up from$ 85.43 billion a year ago.
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