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Walmart's February Sales Are A 'Total Disaster,' Email Says

A Walmart employee gathers pushcarts as police man the front entrance to a Walmart store in Paramount, California on November
A Walmart employee gathers pushcarts as police man the front entrance to a Walmart store in Paramount, California on November 23, 2012 as Walmart employees and their supoorters protested nearby. Unhappy Walmart employees are protesting across the US, seeking to make their demands for better pay and benefits more visible to the Americans flocking to the Black Friday shopping frenzy. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had the worst sales start to a month in seven years as payroll-tax increases hit shoppers already battling a slow economy, according to internal e-mails obtained by Bloomberg News.

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