NEW YORK -- Rising fuel and energy prices have created a "challenging" environment for Wal-Mart Stores, Lee Scott, chief executive officer of the Bentonville, Ark.-based chain, said in a presentation here last week. Scott added he feels the economy is recovering, but he worries that Wal-Mart shoppers aren't getting that message from the media. "If you look at television, where most people get their news, you'd believe that the economy is not in good shape," Scott said at the Goldman Sachs ...

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