Wal-Mart Expands in Japan and 1 Dow Mover Trading Today

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT), for the first time since 2008, moves forward in Japan with an expansion as rises in the numbers of working poor and pensioners on fixed incomes induce a pattern towards thrift there. The company plans 22 new stores in that country during the next two years, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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