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  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said that while winter weather hurt last week’s sales, it still expects December same-store sales growth to be within the 3 percent to 5 percent forecast range.

  • 7-Eleven Inc. reported that same-store November merchandise sales rose 3.8 percent, while total merchandise sales for November were $582 million, up 4.7 percent from November 2001 sales of $555.8 million. Gasoline sales for November 2002 were $245.7 million, up 32.1 percent from $186 million a year ago.

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