Wal-Mart earnings rise 4.6%

With same-store sales slip, analyst calls quarter ‘ho-hum’

Posted: May 17, 2013 at 12:48 a.m.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported lackluster first-quarter earnings per share of $1.14 Thursday, blaming the outcome on a longer-than-usual winter and a delay in income tax return checks being issued in the critical first part of the quarter.

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Business, Pages 27 on 05/17/2013