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Wal-Mart Stores reported same-store sales jumped 9.3% in its quarter ended April 30 -- 9.6% at Wal-Mart Stores and 8.3% at its Sam's Club unit. Net income was $1.1 billion, up 34%, on sales of $34.7 billion, up 16%. The quarter's results exceeded analysts' expectations. Wal-Mart said international profits were down 22% in the quarter, to $64 million, reflecting increased capital spending in Germany, where it operates 95 stores. In trading Friday,
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