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Nordstrom shares fall 5 percent on news buyout effort has been suspended

Customers travel on escalators at Nordstrom in Seattle Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.

Nordstrom family members have suspended their effort to put together a buyout offer for the Seattle-based retailer, citing “the difficulty of obtaining debt financing in the current retail environment prior to the conclusion of the approaching holiday season.”

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