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reported record single-day sales of $1.52 billion at its domestic outlets on "Black Friday," the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.

That figure represented an increase of 6.3% from last year's $1.43 billion, the company announced Saturday.

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Top-selling categories were home electronics, small appliances and toys.

"Thanks to our associates, we had a solid start to the holiday season. Consumers continue to respond to Wal-Mart's value, selection and customer service," said Tom Schoewe, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

As of Oct. 31, the company had 1,476 Wal-Mart stores, 1,430 Supercenters, 533 Sam's Clubs and 60 Neighborhood Markets in the U.S.