CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree net earnings improved by 10.2% in the fourth quarter, helped by sales growth, cost reductions, a slight improvement in margins and the effect of an extra week in the selling period, the company here said Wednesday. Sales for the 14-week quarter, which ended Feb. 2, totaled $2.25 billion, a 15.4% increase from the 13-week fourth quarter last year. Comparable-store sales improved by 2.4%. Net income was $228.6 million, as the gross profit margin improved ...

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