Like rival Wal-Mart, it's pointing the finger elsewhere for its problems while other retailers are coping just fine.
TJ Max, Saks and seven others report earnings, some following multi-year stock highs.
In the battle for cost-conscious consumers, it's looking more attractive to Wall Street than giant competitor Wal-Mart.
US markets are set to open on a higher note ahead of consumer sentiment data.
It keeps blaming disappointing results on things like delayed tax refunds, even though its rivals are doing better despite the same headwinds.
Investors are looking for direction ahead of data on inflation, housing and the labor market.
Wal-Mart, Nordstrom, and Kohl's report earnings. E-commerce sales figures to be released. Boeing's Dreamliner is cleared to fly.
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