Retailer finances improve with sun

Wal-Mart CFO: Winter took toll

Posted: March 12, 2014 at 3:11 a.m.

Speaking to a group of analysts in New York on Tuesday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Charles Holley painted a more hopeful financial picture for the company than the one revealed when it released its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings for fiscal 2014 less than a month ago.

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