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Wal-Mart's growth is slowing while things are booming at the much smaller retailer. Wall Street is taking notice.
Reports from Macy's and Wal-Mart have been weak, but the financial sector has held up well.
When Home Depot and Lowe's report, we'll have a better idea of how the sector is doing.
US markets are set to rise at the open after Thursday's declines and ahead of data on housing starts and a consumer-sentiment survey.
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The Dow is down nearly 200 points after disappointing forward-looking commentary from Wal-Mart and Cisco, as well as a raft of economic data.
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