FILE - In this June 4, 2015, file photo, a shopper checks out at a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market store in Bentonville, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
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Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market.More than 95 percent of the stores set to be closed in the U.S. are within 10 miles of another Wal-Mart.Of the closures announced Friday, 154 locations will be in the U.S., including the company's 102 smallest-format stores called Wal-Mart Express, which were opened as a test in 2011 .Covered in the closures are 23 Neighborhood Markets, 12 supercenters, seven stores in Puerto Rico, six discount stores and four Sam's Clubs.Outside the U.S., Wal-Mart plans to open 200 to 240 stores.
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