BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here said Tuesday same-store sales in its U.S. operations rose 1.5% with higher traffic for the fourth quarter — the second consecutive period of positive comp sales and the fourth consecutive quarter of comp improvement. For the 13-week quarter, which ended Jan. 31, net income on continuing operations rose 3.4% to $5.2 billion, and total sales climbed 5.8% to $122.3 billion, including $2.4 billion from the acquisition of Netto stores in ...

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