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WalMart posts profits of $17 bn

New York, Feb 21 (EFE).- Walmart Stores, Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Thursday it posted income from continuing operations of $17 billion in the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, up 7.8 percent from the comparable prior period, thanks to higher sales and lower financing costs. Revenues totaled $466.1 billion in fiscal 2013, up 5 percent over fiscal 2012, the company said. "Walmart topped off a really good year with a solid fourth quarter, and I'm proud of what we accomplished as a team," Walmart Stores, Inc. president and CEO Mike Duke said.
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