Wal-Mart Same-Store Sales Lowest Since December 2000

The war and the weather take some blame.
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Wal-Mart

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on Thursday reported the worst same-store sales in two years.

Bad weather, the war and a late Easter are taking some of the blame.

Sales at stores that have been open at least a year rose 0.7%. An increase in the low-single digits was expected,

Reuters

reported.

Shares closed in regular trading on the

NYSE

at $54.58, a rise of 88 cents, or 1.64%.