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Walmart is suddenly closing several Sam’s Club stores across the US without explanation.

Closures were reported by local media in Texas, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Arizona, Alaska, and elsewhere.In some cases, employees were not informed of the closures prior to showing up to work on Thursday.

(Reuters) – Sam’s Club, a unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc , closed a series of stores following a review, the membership-only store chain said in a tweet on Thursday.

The tweet came after a series of reports from local news outlets said some Sam’s Club stores were closed abruptly on Thursday, with employees learning of the move as they arrived for work. (http://bit.ly/2DjkkWv)

Earlier in the day Wal-Mart said it would raise entry-level wages for U.S. hourly employees to $11 an hour in February as it benefits from last month’s major overhaul of the U.S. tax code.

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