Home Depot Boosts Outlook, Buybacks After Q2 Rebound – Yahoo Finance

Home Depot Earnings: Spring’s Thaw Builds a New Foundation for Growth – NASDAQ.com

At $50.45 as of Mondays close, it has a 52-week range is $43.52 to $52.08 and a consensus price target of $52.13. Lowes is valued at about 16 times next years expected earnings. Home Depots CEO said: In the second quarter, our spring seasonal business rebounded, and we saw strong performance in the core of the store and across all of our geographies. After what was a so-so first quarter, Home Depots CEO should be able to crow a bit over second-quarter results. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/home-depot-boosts-outlook-buybacks-110537101.html

Traffic rose by 4.2% to nearly 410 million transactions. And even as some complain that the economic recovery hasn’t restored purchasing power to the typical American shopper, Home Depot saw average ticket sales climb almost 2% on a year-over-year basis. Sales per square foot of floor space jumped 5.5% to climb above the $400-per-square-foot mark, as Home Depot strives to make the most of all the assets at its disposal. Source: Home Depot. Home Depot’s strength comes even in the face of doubts about the sustainability of the housing market’s recovery. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/home-depot-earnings-springs-thaw-builds-a-new-foundation-for-growth-cm381649


Building An Idea Factory – Businessweek

The change contributed to manufacturing cost savings of $2.6 billion last year, helping produce profits in the year ended Mar. 31 that topped those of Ford Motor Co. (F) and General Motors Corp. (GM) combined. It’s a testament to the importance of managing the thousand-and-one small innovations that together become something transformative. http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2004-10-10/building-an-idea-factory

Bucs, Dolphins Eye Improvement In 2nd Exhibition « CBS Miami

To put it mildly, the Bucs look bad. But Smith isnt concerned. This is how I look at it. Its the first preseason game, said Smith, who replaced Greg Schiano after last season, inheriting a team that went 4-12 in 2013. Like I look at practices, you want to have a good one each day, but it doesnt work out that way always. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/08/16/bucs-dolphins-eye-improvement-in-2nd-exhibition/


Lowe’s Employee Reportedly Pepper Sprayed By Shoplifter – Kctv5

4 Bizarre Bee Problems You Should Learn to Fix – Blogs – Hope Star – Hope, AR


“It’s disturbing. I don’t know how anyone could commit such a violent crime repeatedly with their child present,” the woman said. “There were other customers that were concerned about the child that was there.” The victim who was reportedly pepper sprayed in the eyes said the store does have a person who watches for threats and potential shoplifters, but said the same shoplifters keep coming in. She said, in the past, they threatened her and said they had a gun. http://www.kctv5.com/story/26294316/lowes-employee-reportedly-pepper-sprayed-by-shoplifter

4 Bizarre Bee Problems You Should Learn to Fix About this blog By Anu Jameson Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. Look here for cheap and time-efficient … X Home Improvement Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. Look here for cheap and time-efficient ideas (because we also don’t have time to sew our own drapes), real stories about great, imperfect homes and gardens, and funny writers who don’t take themselves too seriously. Recent Posts http://www.hopestar.com/article/20140814/BLOGS/308149993/-1/News


Girl With Untreated Seizures Removed From Home

Home-Price Gains Decelerate in Many Metro Areas During Second Quarter – Yahoo Finance

The father told officers that he believed the seizures were only “spells” or “episodes” because doctors initially could not pinpoint the cause, according to the records. He told police he did not know whether the spells were caused by a medical or spiritual problem, and that the couple had run into obstacles when they tried to have their home blessed to get rid of bad spirits, documents said. The 47-year-old mother is scheduled to appear in court Monday. http://globegazette.com/news/national/girl-with-untreated-seizures-removed-from-home/article_4b824436-eac9-5ea2-b555-399b645f472f.html

Jumping into streaming TV – LA Times

In the West, existing-home sales rose 7.1 percent in the second quarter but remain 9.0 percent below a year ago. The median existing single-family home price in the West jumped 7.3 percent to $297,400 in the second quarter from the second quarter of a year ago. The National Association of Realtors, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. NOTE: NAR releases quarterly median single-family price data for approximately 170 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). http://finance.yahoo.com/news/home-price-gains-decelerate-many-140000973.html

When you can just connect a media box to a dumb screen, I don’t think TV manufacturers have convinced consumers that the value proposition is there for a smart TV. – Mike Paxton, analyst at research firm SNL Kagan Analysts attribute the popularity of streaming media boxes to one company: Netflix Inc. Two in three people buying a streaming media box just to access Netflix through a television, Paxton said. Every time the streaming service launches service in a new country, box sales pick up there. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-streaming-tv-20140817-story.html?track=rss


Home Improvement: Four North Shore Listings With Renovations | Lake Forester

If youve got [a house with] good bones to start, and its attractive from an exterior standpoint, in most [cases] it can be corrected, saysOrren Pickell,president and CEO of Orren Pickell Building Group in Northfield (550 Frontage, Northfield; Pickellbuilders.com ). A bit of savvy design can go a long way as long as the task list stays within reason. Warns Pickell: If the scope of the project gets too large, you get into the question of whether the renovations are worth it. He suggests doing your homework. http://lakeforest.suntimes.com/2014/08/12/home-improvement-four-north-shore-listings-renovations/


Program To Combat Childhood Obesity Gets Kids In Daycare Moving — Sciencedaily

CREATED 5:43 AM A safety reminder from Wisconsin Public Service before starting home improvement projects this time of the year.Before putting a shovel into the ground, you must call the 811 diggers hotline. WPS says knowing where your utility lines are buried can help protect you from getting electrocuted. All you have to do is call 811. http://www.jrn.com/nbc26/news/Call-811-Hotline-before-digging-270731001.html

Call 811 Hotline before digging – http://www.nbc26.com

until 3:00 p.m. for two days before and immediately after a six-month intervention taking identical measurements. Pre-intervention results revealed that the children in both groups combined were sedentary 89.9% of the time. Dieticians with physical activity training experience implemented the NAP SACC program by conducting workshops for the staff of each treatment facility with information on overweight, nutrition, physical activity and growing, healthy kids. They maintained regular contact with the treatment facility staff and provided support. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140811125030.htm

Angels’ playoff hopes pinned on slumping offense and thin pitching – SBNation.com


At worst, he was simply over-optimistic, believing that Richards can continue pitching at the same high level; Weaver can find his form; a healthy Wilson could show the same stuff that led to an ERA of 3.30 or lower in three of the last four seasons; that Skaggs would finally become the pitcher the Angels thought he would be when they made him the 40th-overall pick in the 2009 draft. C.J. Wilson (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) Given the general weakness of the Angels’ farm system and the high price of pitching at the deadline, it’s not as if Dipoto had much choice other than optimism, and so it’s difficult to fault him with any fairness. The Angels are and were likely stuck with the arms they already possess. The post-deadline pitching market holds even less starting pitching than the pre-deadline market did (which wasn’t much) and since the Angels currently have a firm hold on the wild card, it’s going to be virtually impossible for them to add a valuable pitcher off of waivers, particularly since the Blue Jays , Yankees , and Orioles will get first dibs. http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2014/8/11/5991953/tyler-skaggs-jered-weaver-mike-trout-angels-pitching-injuries-offensive-slump


Lawrence: Mrs. G Breaks Ground On Its New Home | Centraljersey.com

Now that all the necessary construction permits have been issued, work on Mrs. G TV and Appliances permanent home which calls for a 12,000-square-foot showroom and a 12,000-square-foot warehouse is expected to begin in the next week or two. Work should be completed by late fall. http://www.centraljersey.com/articles/2014/08/13/the_lawrence_ledger/news/doc53e2a1a4dc575640418858.txt