Retail giant Wal-Mart has posted higher quarterly profits after a successful holiday period built on sales of laptop computers and gift cards.
Wal-Mart is the world's biggest retailer
The world's biggest retailer said net income rose to $3.6bn (£2.06bn) in the fourth quarter to 31 January, from $3.2bn a year earlier.
US net sales rose 8.6% to $89.3bn, despite US consumers being hit with steeper petrol and home heating bills.
In the UK, Asda stores' sales were up 9.6%, and operating profit up 14.1%.
Wal-Mart has been tackling rising costs in the past year, particularly for energy and health care. Over the past year its shares have fallen by about 12%.