Macy's Store in New York

Macy's Store in New York

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An employee assists a customer at the Macy's Inc. flagship store in New York. Macy’s same-store sales are expected to rise 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter, according to researcher Retail Metrics LLC, compared with declines of 1.3 percent at Kohl’s Corp. and 3.3 percent for Sears Holdings Corp.