Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Financing (Narrative) (Details)

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Financing (Narrative) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2013
Apr. 28, 2012
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Feb. 02, 2013
8.0% Senior Debentures Due 2012 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
8.0% Senior Debentures Due 2012 [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
8.0% Senior Debentures Due 2012 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
5.875% Senior Notes Due 2013 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
5.875% Senior Notes Due 2013 [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
5.875% Senior Notes Due 2013 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
Other Standby and Commercial Letters of Credit [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
7.875% Senior Notes Due 2015 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
7.875% Senior Notes Due 2015 [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
7.875% Senior Notes Due 2015 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
November 28, 2012 Debt Tender [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
2010 Debt Tender Offer [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
3.875% Senior notes due 2022 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
3.875% Senior notes due 2022 [Member]
Jan. 10, 2012
3.875% Senior notes due 2022 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
5.125% Senior debentures due 2042 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
5.125% Senior debentures due 2042 [Member]
Jan. 10, 2012
5.125% Senior debentures due 2042 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
2.875% Senior notes due 2023 [Member]
Nov. 20, 2012
2.875% Senior notes due 2023 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
2.875% Senior notes due 2023 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
4.3% Senior notes due 2043 [Member]
Nov. 20, 2012
4.3% Senior notes due 2043 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
4.3% Senior notes due 2043 [Member]
Oct. 27, 2012
Minimum [Member]
November 28, 2012 Debt Tender [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
Maximum [Member]
Financial Standby Letter of Credit [Member]
Oct. 27, 2012
Maximum [Member]
November 28, 2012 Debt Tender [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
Carrying Amount
Jan. 28, 2012
Carrying Amount
Feb. 02, 2013
Carrying Amount
November 28, 2012 Debt Tender [Member]
Extinguishment of debt             $ 173 $ 0 $ 27 $ 298 $ 0 $ 52   $ 205 $ 0 $ 38 $ 700 $ 1,000                                    
Long-term debt                                                                   6,774 6,620 706
Additional interest expense from early repurchase of debt 133 4   137 0 66                                                            
Amount of outstanding debt repaid at maturity       914 439 226                                                            
Cash paid for repurchase of Company debt           1,067                                                            
Debt instrument, face amount                                         550     250   750     250              
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage             8.00%     5.875%                     3.875%     5.125%   2.875%     4.30%   5.90%   7.875%      
Expected Interest Expense Savings     30                                                                  
Line of credit facility, maximum borrowing capacity 1,500     1,500                                                                
Line of credit facility, maximum borrowing capacity at Company's option 1,750     1,750                                                                
Stand-by letter of credit facility amount outstanding                                                               1        
Interest coverage ratio       8.41                                                                
Leverage ratio       1.81                                                                
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       400                                                                
Amount of indebtedness due prior to maturity that would result in default under credit agreements       150                                                                
Cross Default Provision In Credit Agreement Floor       100                                                                
Commercial paper 1,500     1,500                                                                
Prepaid expenses and other current assets pledged as collateral for debt security 37     37 52                                                              
Debt instrument, principal outstanding             $ 0 $ 173   $ 0 $ 298   $ 34 $ 407 [1] $ 612 [1]       $ 550 $ 550   $ 250 $ 250   $ 750   $ 0 $ 250   $ 0            
[1] The rate of interest payable in respect of these senior notes was increased by one percent per annum to 8.875% in April 2009 as a result of a downgrade of the notes by specified rating agencies, was decreased by 0.50 percent per annum to 8.375% effective in May 2010 as a result of an upgrade of the notes by specified rating agencies, was decreased by 0.25 percent per annum to 8.125% effective in May 2011 as a result of an upgrade of the notes by specified rating agencies, and was decreased by 0.25 percent per annum to 7.875%, its stated interest rate, effective in January 2012 as a result of an upgrade of the notes by specified rating agencies. The rate of interest payable in respect of these senior notes could increase by up to 2.0% per annum from its current level in the event of one or more downgrades of the notes by specified rating agencies.