Target February sales up 8 percent to beat expectations

The Minneapolis-based retail giant says food and health care products were the strongest categories. Analysts expected a 5.2 percent rise.
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The Minneapolis-based retail giant says food and health care products were the strongest categories. Analysts expected a 5.2 percent rise.

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