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Taxes (Tax Effects That Give Rise To Significant Portions Of Deferred Tax Assets And Liabilities) (Details)

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Taxes (Tax Effects That Give Rise To Significant Portions Of Deferred Tax Assets And Liabilities) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Deferred tax assets:    
Post employment and postretirement benefits $ 392 $ 476
Accrued liabilities accounted for on a cash basis for tax purposes 289 237
Long-term debt 90 96
Unrecognized state tax benefits and accrued interest 84 71
State operating loss and credit carryforwards 79 60
Other 160 177
Valuation allowance (23) (39)
Total deferred tax assets 1,071 1,078
Deferred tax liabilities:    
Excess of book basis over tax basis of property and equipment (1,569) (1,665)
Merchandise inventories (587) (577)
Intangible assets (263) (230)
Deferred Tax Liabilities, Prepaid Expenses (28) 0
Other (297) (251)
Total deferred tax liabilities (2,744) (2,723)
Net deferred tax liability $ (1,673) $ (1,645)