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US economy on mend after harsh winter hits 1st quarter

...activity.Sales at retail stores and restaurants jumped 1.2 percent in May, as shoppers spent more on clothes, building materials and furniture.Consumers are also willing to spend more on major purchases, potentially a sign of growing confidence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-24/us-economy-mend-after-hars
US retail sales heat up in March; has big thaw arrived?

...furniture, clothing and building materials in March, lifting retail sales...and a 2.1 percent boost in building materials, possible signs that the lagging...categories of autos, gas, building materials and restaurants, sales rose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-14/us-retail-sales-heat-march
Spring awakening: US consumer spending rose in March

...sharply in the month.Consumers, encouraged by warmer weather, pushed up sales of autos, furniture, clothing and building materials during the month.With spending outpacing income growth in March, the saving rate declined to 5.3 percent of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-30/spring-awakening-us-consum
Augusta Historic Preservation approves RAM Construction Group's plan for 2 new single-family homes in Olde Town

...in the neighborhood. City guidelines state that new construction must be compatible in size, scale, form and building materials used on the block and in the district. Features, including the roof, windows, driveways and setbacks, must...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-05-18/new-home-co
Holiday shopping slump: US retail sales fell in December

...Excluding the volatile categories of gas, autos, building materials and restaurants, sales dropped 0.4 percent after...the most in four years. Sellers of electronics, building materials and garden supplies, clothes and sporting goods...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-14/holiday-shopping-slump-us-
US retail sales fall for 3rd month as auto purchases drop

...Department said Thursday. It was the third straight retreat. Excluding the volatile categories of autos, gas, building materials and restaurants, sales were flat.Freezing temperatures and snowstorms likely weighed on sales in February, as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-12/us-retail-sales-fall-3rd-m
Check roof for need of repair after harsh winter

...flashing missing?Dirty or splotchy shingles can be a sign of a problem, said Jim Englehart, a senior merchant for building materials at Home Depot."It's indicative of the granules being worn away," he said.Weather-related damage can include...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-03-14/check-roof-need-repair-after-harsh-
Home Depot 4Q tops Street on holiday; OKs $18B buyback

...stores are counted.Strength was seen in categories such as tools, lumber, millwork, lighting, da©cor, building materials, kitchen, bath and hardware, according to Ted Decker, executive vice president of merchandising.Like other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/home-depot-4q-tops-street-
Oligarchs are dumping their toxic assets on Russia a year after the Sochi Olympics

...funded directly by the Kremlin, with only a few oligarchs in the mix. A plunging ruble also means the price of building materials will soar, causing the World Cup to far exceed its original budget of $20 billion.Soccer stadiums are only a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-02-05/oligarchs-are-dumping-th
Rants & Raves

...of Islam. PEOPLE NEED TO BE aware of the Habitat Restore in Augusta and Aiken. This is a great store to recycle building materials. I was at Sample and Sons on Columbia Road dumping used landscape timbers. If I could have reached the interior...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-31/rants-raves