Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst (Reuters) – Home Depot Inc (HD.N), the world’s largest home improvement chain, reported a 2.9 percent rise in quarterly sales as its spring selling season got off to a slow start. Home Depot’s net income rose to $1.38 billion, or $1.00 per share, in the first quarter ended May 4 from $1.23 billion, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $19.69 billion from $19.12 billion. Comparable store sales increased 2.6 percent. (Reporting by Maria Ajit Thomas in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey) Tweet this
Knowing the Basics Before Starting Home Improvement | KSMU
Knowing the Basics Before Starting Home Improvement Article | | By Anna Thomas Before beginning home improvement projects, check for permits and correct insurance on contractors./Credit: Bill. Flickr From permits to insurance liabilities, there can be a lot of steps in starting home improvement projects. As the renovation season gets underway, KSMUs Anna Thomas has some tips for those planning to hire a contractor or do it themselves. Charlyce Ruth, CEO of Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, says this is a prime time for homeowners to start the work after a long winter. Theres a lot of foundation going in, a lot of new homes going up. When I talk to our members, theyre busy.