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Walmart surges, Facebook boots Russia-linked pages, Netflix cancels Marvel shows

Here are some of the companies the Yahoo Finance team is watching for you today.

Walmart is wowing Wall Street. The world's largest retailer blew past expectations with a 4% jump in same-store sales. The biggest boost was online, with e-commerce sales surging 43%. Walmart is maintaining its sales outlook for 2019.

Facebook is cracking down on more pages tied to Russia. They've suspended three video pages connected to Russian-backed media company RT. It comes after CNN found the pages didn't disclose the connection to Moscow. The video channels were designed to appeal to millennials and had racked up thousands of views.

Netflix is saying goodbye to two more series from the Marvel universe. ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher’ have both been cancelled as Marvel owner Disney prepares to launch its own streaming service. Netflix says it's grateful for the "fruitful partnership" with Marvel over the last 5 years.

General Motors is looking to build more of its most popular vehicles. The automaker is investing $36 million to produce more crossovers at its plant in Lansing, MI. The factory currently makes Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave crossovers. This comes months after GM announced plans to idle several plants.

Amazon is taking some big steps to protect the environment. The e-commerce giant is launching a new initiative that aims to make half of its shipments carbon neutral by 2030. To reach its goal, Amazon says it will use more renewable energy, electric vehicles and reusable packaging.