Retail Results Run the Gamut

Nordstrom and other upscale retailers are chugging along, while lower-end chains such as Wal-Mart feel the impact of expensive gas

Major retailers reported widely disparate second-quarter results, suggesting that luxury or higher-end chains aren't suffering very much from concerns about high gas prices and a deflating housing market. Meanwhile, lower-end stores, led by Wal-Mart (WMT), aren't looking so hot.

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