Tough Road for Macy’s: As Net Falls 76 Percent, Retailer Lowers Outlook

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Macy's is still feeling merger aftershock. With consumer shopping former May Co. doors converted to Macy's less than originally hoped, and merger costs continuing to be digested, the retailer's second-quarter earnings fell 76 percent.

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Tough Road for Macy’s: As Net Falls 76 Percent, Retailer Lowers Outlook

Macy’s is still feeling merger aftershock, although Martha Stewart has aided the home picture.

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