Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Taxes (Reason For Difference Between Expected Tax Computed And Income Tax Expense) (Details)

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Taxes (Reason For Difference Between Expected Tax Computed And Income Tax Expense) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Jan. 30, 2010
Taxes Payable [Abstract]      
Expected tax $ 689 $ 462 $ 177
State and local income taxes, net of federal income tax benefit 31 14 30
Settlement of federal tax examinations 0 0 (21)
Other (8) (3) (8)
Income tax reconciliation, nondeductible expense, total $ 712 $ 473 $ 178