Walmart results relieve some recession fears

On August 16, Walmart offered a much rosier picture for consumer spending than it had forecast just a month earlier, as the company's steep discounts led customers to shop more. A woman loads groceries into her car at a Walmart in Pennsylvania on August 12. Photo by Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images via CNN On August 16, Walmart offered a much rosier picture for consumer spending than it had forecast just a month earlier, as the company's steep discounts led customers to shop more. A woman loads groceries into her car at a Walmart in Pennsylvania on August 12. Photo by Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images via CNN

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