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Home Depot beats analyst estimates
Profits increased 12% for Home Depot
Shares of Wal-Mart down after earnings miss
Third quarter earnings declined 2.9% for Wal-Mart
Staples sales fall on weak demand in Europe
Revenue came in short for office supply company Staples
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