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September 13, 2011

Earnings and comparabl-store sales slipped at Best Buy, where the retailer suffered slower sales in key departments and a slowdown in consumer spending.

MINNEAPOLIS — Earnings and comparable-store sales slipped at Best Buy, where the retailer suffered slower sales in key departments and a slowdown in consumer spending. Best Buy  has reported net earnings of $177 million, or 47 cents per diluted share, for its fiscal second quarter ended Aug. 27, compared with $254 million, or 60 cents per diluted share, for the prior-year period.