Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Financing (Interest Expense) (Details)

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Financing (Interest Expense) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Jan. 30, 2010
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]      
Interest on debt $ 467 $ 535 $ 587
Premium on early retirement of long-term debt 0 66 0
Amortization of debt premium (23) (31) (33)
Amortization of financing costs 8 11 10
Interest on capitalized leases 3 3 3
Interest expense, gross 455 584 567
Less interest capitalized on construction 8 5 5
Interest Expense, Total $ 447 $ 579 $ 562