By ELLIOT ZWIEBACH For Wal-Mart Stores, 2011 was a good year. The company saw the dismissal of a 10-year-old lawsuit, the introduction of a new small format and the end of more than two years of negative comparable store sales. “There is no greater priority than getting sales back into positive territory,” Michael T. Duke, president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, said early in the ...

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