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
Aug. 15, 2016
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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. 02, 2019
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Feb. 03, 2018
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Jan. 28, 2017
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May 06, 2016
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Extinguishment of debt   $ 750,000,000 $ 400,000,000 $ 344,000,000 $ 247,000,000        
Long-term debt   4,407,000,000 5,751,000,000     $ 4,407,000,000 $ 5,751,000,000    
Gains (losses) on early retirement of debt   (28,000,000) 11,000,000 (5,000,000) (1,000,000) (33,000,000) 10,000,000 $ 0  
Amount of outstanding debt repaid at maturity             300,000,000 636,000,000  
Debt Instrument, Repurchase Amount   789,000,000 423,000,000 $ 354,000,000 $ 257,000,000 $ 789,000,000 423,000,000    
Line of credit facility, maximum borrowing capacity                 $ 1,500,000,000
Line of credit facility, maximum borrowing capacity at Company's option                 $ 1,750,000,000
Letters of Credit Outstanding, Amount     0       0    
Interest coverage ratio           11.22      
Leverage ratio           1.74      
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           $ 300,000,000      
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    
Seven Point Eight Seven Five Percent Senior Debentures Due Two Thousand Thirty Six [Member]                  
Extinguishment of debt $ 108,000,000                
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 7.875%                
Other Standby and Commercial Letters of Credit [Member]                  
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   28,000,000       28,000,000      
6.65% senior debentures due 2024 [Member]                  
Extinguishment of debt   $ 164,000,000       $ 175,000,000 4,000,000 0  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   6.65%       6.65%      
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 122,000,000 296,000,000     $ 122,000,000 296,000,000    
7.0% senior debentures due 2028 [Member]                  
Extinguishment of debt   $ 155,000,000       $ 182,000,000 2,000,000 0  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   7.00%       7.00%      
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 117,000,000 298,000,000     $ 117,000,000 298,000,000    
6.9% senior debentures due 2029 [Member]                  
Extinguishment of debt   $ 114,000,000       $ 204,000,000 3,000,000 0  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   6.90%       6.90%      
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 192,000,000 397,000,000     $ 192,000,000 397,000,000    
4.5% Senior notes due 2034 [Member]                  
Extinguishment of debt   $ 103,000,000       $ 183,000,000 0 0  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   4.50%       4.50%      
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 367,000,000 550,000,000     $ 367,000,000 550,000,000    
6.79% Senior Debentures Due 2027 [Member]                  
Extinguishment of debt   $ 94,000,000       $ 94,000,000 0 0  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   6.79%       6.79%      
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 71,000,000 165,000,000     $ 71,000,000 $ 165,000,000    
Six Point Nine Percent Senior Debentures Due Two Thousand Thirty Two [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%    
Six Point Seven Percent Senior Debentures Due Two Thousand Thirty Four [Member]                  
Extinguishment of debt   $ 35,000,000 $ 108,000,000     $ 63,000,000 $ 136,000,000 0  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   6.70% 6.70%     6.70% 6.70%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 201,000,000 $ 264,000,000     $ 201,000,000 $ 264,000,000    
Six Point Three Seven Five Percent Senior Notes Due Two Thousand Thirty Seven [Member]                  
Extinguishment of debt   $ 34,000,000 $ 96,000,000     $ 77,000,000 $ 231,000,000 0  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   6.375% 6.375%     6.375% 6.375%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 192,000,000 $ 269,000,000     $ 192,000,000 $ 269,000,000    
6.7% Senior Debentures Due 2028 [Member]                  
Extinguishment of debt   $ 34,000,000              
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   6.70%       6.70%      
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 103,000,000 197,000,000     $ 103,000,000 197,000,000    
Eight Point Seven Five Percent Senior Debentures Due Two Thousand Twenty Nine [Member]                  
Extinguishment of debt   $ 5,000,000 $ 43,000,000     $ 5,000,000 $ 43,000,000 0  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   8.75% 8.75%     8.75% 8.75%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 13,000,000 $ 18,000,000     $ 13,000,000 $ 18,000,000    
Seven Point Eight Seven Five Percent Senior Debentures Due Two Thousand Thirty [Member]                  
Extinguishment of debt   $ 2,000,000 $ 6,000,000     $ 2,000,000 $ 6,000,000 $ 0  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   7.875% 7.875%     7.875% 7.875%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 10,000,000 $ 12,000,000     $ 10,000,000 $ 12,000,000    
3.45% senior notes due 2021 [Member]                  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   3.45%       3.45%      
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 500,000,000 500,000,000     $ 500,000,000 500,000,000    
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]                  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   4.375%       4.375%      
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 400,000,000 400,000,000     $ 400,000,000 400,000,000    
3.875% Senior notes due 2022 [Member]                  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   3.875%       3.875%      
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 550,000,000 550,000,000     $ 550,000,000 550,000,000    
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]                  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate   2.875%       2.875%      
Debt instrument, principal outstanding   $ 750,000,000 750,000,000     $ 750,000,000 750,000,000    
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%      
Carrying Amount                  
Long-term debt   $ 4,683,000,000 5,835,000,000     $ 4,683,000,000 5,835,000,000    
Revolving Credit Facility [Member]                  
Long-term Line of Credit   $ 0 $ 0     $ 0 $ 0