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The Wall Street Journal on Banks, Overdraft Fees and Wal-Mart

by Lance Turner 5/12/2014 10:42 am

Mark Friedman's cover story this week examining Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s push into financial services happens to coincide with a Wall Street Journal report on one aspect of Wal-Mart's financial services arsenal: allowing independent banks to lease space inside Wal-Mart's Supercenters.

Wal-Mart's March into Financial Services Unsettling to Some

by Mark Friedman 5/12/2014 12:00 am

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. abandoned its plans to own a bank operation in 2007, it didn’t shelve the idea of offering financial services. Last month, the Bentonville retailer unveiled its latest entry into the financial services arena by offering customers a cheaper way to transfer money to any of its 4,200 Wal-Mart stores in the United States.

They're Growing Again: Analysts Bullish on Holiday Sales As Dillard’s Extends Sales Streak

by Mark Friedman 10/21/2013 12:00 am

As Dillard's Inc. continues its turnaround, retail experts think the department store can extend its streak of 12 straight quarters of positive same-store sales into the holiday season. "They got their course under control," analyst Howard Davidowitz says. "They’re executing beautifully, which means more sales and more margins."

Growth Gives Dillard’s a Credit Ratings Boost

by Mark Friedman 5/6/2013 12:00 am

The continued strong earnings performance of Dillard’s Inc. resulted in recent credit ratings increases from Standard & Poor’s Rating Service and Moody’s Investors Services.

Wal-Mart's Future: World’s Largest Retailer Marches Toward $500 Billion in Annual Sales

by Mark Friedman 7/2/2012 12:00 am

The future looks bright for continued sales growth for the retail chain, which has more than 4,400 stores in the Unites States and more than 5,600 locations scattered across 26 countries.