Mid-day Update

Wal-Mart profits beat expectations

David Brancaccio May 19, 2016
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Mid-day Update

Wal-Mart profits beat expectations

David Brancaccio May 19, 2016
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On today’s show, we’ll talk about Wal-Mart’s much higher-than expected-profits in the first quarter; an increase in the number of seven-figure homes; and prime-time ad real estate.

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