Federated Department Stores and New York State Attorney General G. Oliver Koppell are negotiating over the possible sale of some A&S stores in the New York City area. The selloff would be to satisfy Koppell’s antitrust concerns over Federated’s planned merger with R.H. Macy & Co.

A&S stores in New Jersey and those outside the New York City area will not be affected by a Federated sale, as was incorrectly implied in a story on page 1, Sept. 16.