Home improvement store operators

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2018 file photo, Jim Craig, David Burke and Chris Rayner load generators as people buy supplies at The Home Depot in Wilmington, N.C. Home Depot Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Nov. 13. (Ken Blevins/The Star-News via AP, File)
November 13, 2018 - 8:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot breezed past all expectations in the third quarter and raised its annual profit expectations again as Americans plow money into their homes, even amid hints that the housing market is cooling. Comparable-store sales, a key indicator of a retailer's health, rose 4.8...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 17, 2018 - 11:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Wednesday after their biggest gain in more than six months. Homebuilders are sinking after the Commerce Department said construction of new homes dropped in September, and retailers are also sharply lower. IBM tumbled after it announced disappointing...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, photo, the J.C. Penney logo hangs outside the Manhattan Mall in New York. J.C. Penney has named Jill Soltau, who most recently served as president and CEO of fabric and crafts chain Jo-Ann Stores, to be its next CEO, effective Oct. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 02, 2018 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is counting on a former CEO of the nation's largest fabric and crafts chain to inject some energy into the struggling department store chain. The retailer on Tuesday named Jill Soltau, who had been the president and CEO of Jo-Ann Stores since March 2015, to be its next...
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FILE- In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo Lowe's Assistant Store Manager Patrick Mulloney, of Marlborough, Mass., left, assists customer Karen Frank, of Framingham, Mass., right, at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store in Framingham. Lowe's Companies Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
August 22, 2018 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lowe's rebounded in the second quarter after dismal weather cut into projects at home — and into company profits — to start the year. Investors also shrugged off a more guarded outlook as the home-improvement retailer shifts direction under new CEO Marvin Ellison. After a premarket...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, store greeter Danny Olivar, right, lends a hand to a customer to heft an air conditioning unit from a rapidly declining stock at a Home Depot store ahead of an expected heat wave in Seattle. The Home Depot Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 14, 2018 - 7:02 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Home Depot handily beat expectations during the second quarter, bouncing back from a slow start to the year when terrible weather cooled construction projects. The world's biggest home improvement retailer boosted its full-year profit and revenue forecasts Tuesday. Higher mortgage...
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