Wal-Mart earnings decrease 1.6%

Posted: August 15, 2014 at 2:15 a.m.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported second-quarter earnings Thursday that met analysts' estimates as well as its own; however, the company scaled back its earnings predictions for the rest of the year, citing higher health care costs, a larger investment in e-commerce and an elevated tax rate.

Graphs comparing 2014 to 2015 second quarter sales, earnings and income for Wal-Mart Store Inc.

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