TARGET CONSIDERS PUTTING TWO DIVISIONS UP FOR SALE

MINNEAPOLIS -- Target Corp. here said last week it would divest its long-ailing Mervyn's and Marshall Field's divisions. n the process. The options include a sale of both businesses, Target said. While it did not spell out other alternatives, it also could sell off the businesses in pieces, or even liquidate them if no suitable offers emerge.For years, there have been reports that Target Corp., which

MINNEAPOLIS -- Target Corp. here said last week it would divest its long-ailing Mervyn's and Marshall Field's divisions.

n the process. The options include a sale of both businesses, Target said. While it did not spell out other alternatives, it also could sell off the businesses in pieces, or even liquidate them if no suitable offers emerge.

For years, there have been reports that Target Corp., which also operates Target Stores, would try to sell the divisions, but it always

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