Home Depot Names Craig Menear Ceo – Yahoo News

View photo A customer wheels a cart through a Home Depot store in Washington February 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan (Reuters) – Home Depot Inc named Craig Menear its chief executive, replacing Frank Blake, who will stay on as chairman. The appointment of Menear, a retail industry veteran and president of Home Depot’s U.S. retail business, is effective Nov. 1, the company said in a statement.
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Home Depot’s Blake To Relinquish Ceo Role | Fox Business

Home Depot quarterly sales rise 5.7 pct – Yahoo Finance

Blake will remain chairman of the board. Menear joined Home Depot in 1997. “Craig has taken on increasing leadership responsibility over the last several years and has excelled in all his roles,” Blake said. Home Depot’s stock slipped 0.2% in after-hours trade. Through Thursday, the Dow industrials component had gained 11% year-to-date to close at an all-time high, while the S&P 500 rose 7.8%. Copyright 2014 MarketWatch, Inc. McDonald’s U.S.
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Home Depot’s net income rose to $2.05 billion, or $1.52 per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 3 from $1.79 billion, or $1.24 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $23.81 billion from $22.52 billion. Comparable store sales increased 5.8 percent, while U.S. same-store sales rose 6.4 percent. (Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey) Company Earnings
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Lowe’s Q2 Earnings Surge As Home Improvement Spending Rise – Analyst Blog – Nasdaq.com

Moreover, the company still intends to open 10 home improvement stores and 5 hardware stores in the fiscal. As of Aug 1, 2014, the company operated 1,837 stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Other Stocks to Consider Currently, Lowe’s carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). However, some better-performing stocks in the retail industry space include Skechers USA Inc. ( SKX ), Deckers Outdoor Corp. ( DECK ) and Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
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Lowe’s Cos Quarterly Sales Rise 5.6 Pct – Yahoo Finance

Net income rose to $1.04 billion, or $1.04 per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 1, from $941 million, or 88 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $16.59 billion from $15.71 billion. Same store sales rose 4.4 percent. (Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bangalore; Editing by Don Sebastian) Company Earnings
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Home Depot 2nd-quarter Profit Rises 14 Percent, Tops Estimate | Fox Business

The home-improvement retailer said revenue rose nearly 6 percent to $23.81 billion from $22.52 billion in the same quarter a year earlier, and beat Wall Street forecasts. Analysts expected $23.57 billion, according to Zacks. Home Depot shares have risen $1.25, or 1.5 percent, to $83.59 since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed nearly 7 percent. The stock has increased $8.45, or 11 percent, in the last 12 months. _____ This story was generated automatically by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research.
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Letter: Hamas Deserves Much More Criticism Than It Is Getting – Opinion – The Buffalo News

In fact, hundreds of rockets emanated from Gaza soon after Israels 2005 withdrawal, and by now attacks number in the thousands, occurring nearly every month. Yet, Israel began blockading Gaza only in 2007, the year that Hamas violently wrested control of this area from the Palestinian Authority. From its founding in 1988 Hamas has been at war with Israel in every sense of the word, and its founding charter clearly says so. It has attacked, kidnapped and killed Israeli civilians and soldiers; it has rocketed Israel continuously since taking Gaza, including after the 2012 cease-fire; and it has invaded Israeli territory with its tunnels. Blockading an enemy is a normal, accepted tactic of war, particularly when done in defense against that enemys aggression. Israels (and Egypts) action in this regard is fully in accord with international law.
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Gleason: Jeter ranks with sports’ top legends – Sports – The Buffalo News

Chamberlain bragged about his relationships with women. Ali was an unfaithful husband. Simpson has been in prison for the past six years. Gretzky, Magic and Bird had their shortcomings.
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How Beacons And Bluetooth Can Help Us Get To The Best Possible Wireless 911 – Yahoo Finance

Moreover, the FCCs proposed accuracy goal fails to meet the most fundamental objective of public safety: enabling emergency responders to quickly reach the callers exact location. First, the 50-meter radius translates to a diameter the length of a football field, hardly pinpointing an apartment or home 10 buildings could fall into that radius. Second, even if the coordinates were accurate, the translation of these coordinates into street addresses (via reverse geocoding) tends to render moot the accuracy of the initial position fix. Improving the accuracy of reverse geocoding will be a complex, long-term endeavor that will be akin to starting over. In contrast, beacons are configured to know the address and can quickly provide it to a phone, even if the user has Bluetooth turned off. When a user makes a call to 911, the dispatcher can still send help to the correct location because the beacon provides the phone the location, which is then supplied to the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). Two main challenges must be overcome for beacons to become a reality.
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