Shares fall nearly 13% as investors continue to be skeptical about CEO Ron Johnson's turnaround strategy. To entice shoppers during the holidays, Penney will give away buttons with codes that could lead to prizes such as a Disneyland trip.
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The retailer needs to adjust to changing shopping habits and the growth of Amazon and other online shopping sites.
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However, the home-improvement chains might not reap huge profits because of rising costs.
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