Wal-Mart

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said Thursday November same-store sales rose 4.4% over the same period a year ago.

The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer reported net November sales of $16.441 billion, a 9.4% increase over the $15.023 billion recorded in the same period a year ago. The company's wholesale club division,

Sam's Club

, reported sales for the four-week period of $2.242 billion, up 5.5% from the $2.125 billion reported a year ago.

Though same-store sales were up 4.4% over the year-ago period, they were lower than the 6.4% year-over-year increase posted last year.

Year-to-date were $153.126 billion, up 17.5% from last year's $130.319 billion. Same-store sales for the same period rose 5.8%.