Wal-Mart Earnings Meet Expectations

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Wal-Mart

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reported third-quarter earnings of 31 cents a share, in line with consensus estimates reported by

First Call/Thomson Financial

and two-cents higher than Wal-Mart's year-ago earnings of 29 cents. Sales rose to $45.7 billion from $40.9 billion. The company did not discuss its fourth quarter in the initial release of information.