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• Costco Wholesale said that its total sales in the five weeks ending April 8 rose 11 percent to $5.94 billion, with same-store sales up six percent.

• Target Corp. reports that its five-week same-store sales, ending April 7, were up 12 percent.

• Carrefour, the world's second biggest retailer, reports that its first quarter sales were up 5.2 percent to the equivalent of $28.8 billion.
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