Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Financing (Narrative) (Details)

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Financing (Narrative) (Details)
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Feb. 01, 2020
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Feb. 02, 2019
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Feb. 03, 2018
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Nov. 03, 2018
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Oct. 28, 2017
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Feb. 01, 2020
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Feb. 02, 2019
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Feb. 03, 2018
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Extinguishment of debt $ 525,000,000 $ 750,000,000 $ 400,000,000 $ 344,000,000 $ 247,000,000      
Long-term debt 3,702,000,000 4,407,000,000       $ 3,702,000,000 $ 4,407,000,000  
Gains (losses) on early retirement of debt (30,000,000) (28,000,000) 11,000,000 (5,000,000) (1,000,000) (30,000,000) (33,000,000) $ 10,000,000
Amount Of Outstanding Debt Repaid At Maturity           36,000,000   300,000,000
Debt Instrument, Repurchase Amount 553,000,000 789,000,000 423,000,000 $ 354,000,000 $ 257,000,000 553,000,000 789,000,000 423,000,000
Line of credit facility, maximum borrowing capacity 1,500,000,000         1,500,000,000    
Line of credit facility, maximum borrowing capacity at Company's option 1,750,000,000         1,750,000,000    
Letters of Credit Outstanding, Amount 0 0       $ 0 0  
Interest coverage ratio           12.68    
Leverage ratio           1.78    
Minimum specified interest coverage ratio in credit agreement           3.25    
Maximum specified leverage ratio in credit agreement           3.75    
Amount non-recurring cash charges may not exceed in credit agreement           $ 200,000,000    
Amount of indebtedness due prior to maturity that would result in default under credit agreements           150,000,000    
Cross Default Provision In Credit Agreement Floor           100,000,000    
Commercial paper 1,500,000,000         1,500,000,000    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets pledged as collateral for debt security 37,000,000 37,000,000       37,000,000 37,000,000  
Other Standby and Commercial Letters of Credit [Member]                
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 34,000,000 28,000,000       $ 34,000,000 28,000,000  
Seven Point Eight Seven Five Percent Senior Debentures Due Two Thousand Thirty Six [Member]                
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 7.875%         7.875%    
6.65% senior debentures due 2024 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt   $ 164,000,000       $ 0 $ 175,000,000 4,000,000
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 6.65% 6.65%       6.65% 6.65%  
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 122,000,000 $ 122,000,000       $ 122,000,000 $ 122,000,000  
7.0% Senior Debentures Due 2028 [Member]                
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 7.00%         7.00%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 105,000,000 117,000,000       $ 105,000,000 117,000,000  
7.0% senior debentures due 2028 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt $ 12,000,000 $ 155,000,000       $ 12,000,000 $ 182,000,000 2,000,000
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 7.00% 7.00%       7.00% 7.00%  
6.9% senior debentures due 2029 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt $ 113,000,000 $ 114,000,000       $ 113,000,000 $ 204,000,000 3,000,000
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 6.90% 6.90%       6.90% 6.90%  
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 79,000,000 $ 192,000,000       $ 79,000,000 $ 192,000,000  
4.5% Senior notes due 2034 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt   $ 103,000,000       0 $ 183,000,000 0
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   4.50%         4.50%  
6.79% Senior Debentures Due 2027 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt   $ 94,000,000       $ 0 $ 94,000,000 $ 0
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 6.79% 6.79%       6.79% 6.79%  
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 71,000,000 $ 71,000,000       $ 71,000,000 $ 71,000,000  
6.9% Senior Debentures Due 2032 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt   $ 10,000,000 $ 147,000,000          
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 6.90% 6.90% 6.90%     6.90% 6.90% 6.90%
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 17,000,000 $ 17,000,000       $ 17,000,000 $ 17,000,000  
6.7% Senior debentures due 2034 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt   $ 35,000,000 $ 108,000,000     $ 0 $ 63,000,000 $ 136,000,000
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 6.70% 6.70% 6.70%     6.70% 6.70% 6.70%
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 201,000,000 $ 201,000,000       $ 201,000,000 $ 201,000,000  
6.375% Senior notes due 2037 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt   $ 34,000,000 $ 96,000,000     $ 0 $ 77,000,000 $ 231,000,000
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 6.375% 6.375% 6.375%     6.375% 6.375% 6.375%
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 192,000,000 $ 192,000,000       $ 192,000,000 $ 192,000,000  
6.7% Senior Debentures Due 2028 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt   $ 34,000,000            
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 6.70% 6.70%       6.70% 6.70%  
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 103,000,000 $ 103,000,000       $ 103,000,000 $ 103,000,000  
8.75% Senior Debentures Due 2029 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt   $ 5,000,000 $ 43,000,000     $ 0 $ 5,000,000 $ 43,000,000
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 8.75% 8.75% 8.75%     8.75% 8.75% 8.75%
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 13,000,000 $ 13,000,000       $ 13,000,000 $ 13,000,000  
7.875% Senior Debentures Due 2030 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt   $ 2,000,000 $ 6,000,000     $ 0 $ 2,000,000 $ 6,000,000
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 7.875% 7.875% 7.875%     7.875% 7.875% 7.875%
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 10,000,000 $ 10,000,000       $ 10,000,000 $ 10,000,000  
3.45% senior notes due 2021 [Member]                
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 3.45%         3.45%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 0 500,000,000       $ 0 500,000,000  
3.625% senior notes due 2024 [Member]                
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 3.625%         3.625%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 500,000,000 500,000,000       $ 500,000,000 500,000,000  
4.375% Senior notes due 2023 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt $ 190,000,000         $ 190,000,000 0 $ 0
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 4.375%         4.375%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 210,000,000 400,000,000       $ 210,000,000 400,000,000  
3.875% Senior notes due 2022 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt $ 100,000,000         $ 100,000,000 0 0
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 3.875%         3.875%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 450,000,000 550,000,000       $ 450,000,000 550,000,000  
5.125% Senior debentures due 2042 [Member]                
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 5.125%         5.125%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 250,000,000 250,000,000       $ 250,000,000 250,000,000  
2.875% Senior notes due 2023 [Member]                
Extinguishment of debt $ 110,000,000         $ 110,000,000 0 $ 0
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 2.875%         2.875%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 640,000,000 750,000,000       $ 640,000,000 750,000,000  
4.3% Senior notes due 2043 [Member]                
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 4.30%         4.30%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 250,000,000 250,000,000       $ 250,000,000 250,000,000  
4.5% senior notes due 2034[Member]                
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 4.50%         4.50%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding $ 367,000,000 367,000,000       $ 367,000,000 367,000,000  
Carrying Amount                
Long-term debt 3,621,000,000 4,683,000,000       3,621,000,000 4,683,000,000  
Revolving Credit Facility [Member]                
Long-term Line of Credit $ 0 $ 0       $ 0 $ 0