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• Walmart said that its August sales were up 8.7 percent to $30.67 billion, with same store sales that were up three percent.

• Target Corp. reported that its August sales were up 3.1 percent to $4.85 billion, on same-store sales that were down 2.1 percent.

• Longs Drug Stores Corp. said that total retail drug store sales for August increased 0.9 percent to $364 million from last year. Same-store sales dropped 1.4 percent.

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