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Walmart's long-lasting challenge: luring budget shoppers back to its stores

Walmart’s long-lasting challenge: luring budget shoppers back to its stores

Aug 11 (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N) could face an uphill battle to reclaim U.S. shoppers who opted for the neighborhood dollar store or Aldi rather than driving farther to a Walmart Supercenter when gasoline was $5 a gallon. While gasoline prices have dropped nearly 20% over the past month, there are no signs shoppers …

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U.S. majors Exxon, Chevron post blowout earnings, ramp up buybacks

U.S. majors Exxon, Chevron post blowout earnings, ramp up buybacks

High prices, margins lift majors to best quarters in history Exxon earnings surpass previous record set in 2012 July 29 (Reuters) – The two largest U.S. oil companies, Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) and Chevron Corp (CVX.N), posted record revenue on Friday, bolstered by surging crude oil and natural gas prices and following similar results for …

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