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US Futures Dip On European Data, Fed Minutes

Wal-Mart topped profit expectations for the fourth quarter Thursday, but it warned of a slow start to the year.

The company said that after a strong start to the holiday season, the first three weeks of December were weak, and business has been volatile since then.

The company attributed some of what it is seeing to a delay in tax refund checks that have left people strapped for cash.

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