MINNEAPOLIS — Mass discounters Target Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores continued to drive traffic and ticket gains amid a weakening retail sales climate, financial results released by the respective companies last week showed. While comparable-store sales gains were relatively modest — Target, based here, saw a 3.1% comp increase, while Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart saw comps at its U.S. stores rise by 2.2% for financial periods ending July 28 and July 31, respectively — ...

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