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Target exec overseeing expansion in Canada steps down

Marketing chief Michael Francis is leaving Target and will become president of J.C. Penney. Francis has been overseeing Target's plans to expand in Canada, where the company hopes to start opening stores in 2013.
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Marketing chief Michael Francis is leaving Target and will become president of J.C. Penney. Francis has been overseeing Target's plans to expand in Canada, where the company hopes to start opening stores in 2013.

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