MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. here on Wednesday said net earnings for the fiscal second quarter were flat due to expenses associated with its forthcoming Canadian expansion, but that sales were up by 3.5%. Sales totaled $16.5 billion, sparked by new stores and a 3.1% improvement in comparable-store sales. Read more: Target Remodels Cincinnati, Nashville Stores The comp improvement consisted of a 2.4% increase in average ticket and a 0.7% increase in total transactions. Net earnings ...

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