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Target profit crumbles as inflation-weary consumers shun discretionary spending

Target Corp (TGT.N) reported a bigger-than-expected 90% fall in quarterly earnings on Wednesday and missed estimates for comparable sales as it struggled to lure inflation-hit shoppers with steep discounts on apparel, electronics and home goods. A host of U.S. retailers have issued profit warnings in recent weeks as consumers squeezed by higher prices for everything…

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