Briefs

DoubleClick Cites Lease Charges for N.Y., S.F.

Net-advertising company DoubleClick has said it included total charges of 6 cents a share for lease termination for its San Fran- cisco and New York offices in third-quarter guidance issued in July. DoubleClick has predicted earnings of break-even to 4 cents a share.

Wal-Mart Raises August Forecast

August sales growth in the U.S. could be the strongest in more than a year, with same-store sales rising 4 to 6 percent, Wal-Mart said. The Bentonville, Ark., retailer previously forecast a gain of 3 to 5 percent. Solid back-to-school sales helped boost estimates, along with demand for food, electronics, men’s apparel, hardware, pharmacy offerings, toys and intimate apparel.