Nordstrom Inc.

More than a year after it bought shopping website HauteLook, Nordstrom is considering another acquisition in the e-commerce space. Nordstrom doesn't have a history of making acquisitions, but Chief Financial Officer Mike Koppel told The Daily Deal that the high-end department store chain doesn't "claim to have all the answers when it comes to e-commerce." Koppel declined to say which assets the retailer might be targeting, only that it would be in the e-commerce sector.

NEW YORK — Further proof that the sluggish economy is affecting higher-income households much less than lower-income households can be found in the quarterly profits of Dillard's and Nordstrom's, which both reported earnings this week. Dillard’s Inc. reported Friday that profit for the quarter ended Oct. 29 soared a record 85% to $26.6 million, compared with $14.4 million in the year-ago period. Strong comps and contained expenses propelled the strong performance. Revenue rose to $1.38 billion, from $1.34 billion, beating Wall Street’s expected $1.36 billion in sales. Same-store sales increased 5%. “This record-setting third quarter performance further solidifies our

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