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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
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-
Nonprofit committed to 'Turn Back the Block' in historic Harrisburg

...civic club or your business, and consider sponsoring the construction of a home for a deserving family. Donate building materials, cabinets, countertops or landscaping equipment. Spend a Saturday morning block party with us getting your hands...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-28/nonprofit-commit
Columbia County stormwater chief makes plans for new revenue

...problems.His staff recommended bonding any anticipated revenue from the increase to pay for staff, equipment and building materials to address flooding issues."A per-unit rate is not required," said Caddell, whose office serves 11,700 residential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-25/columbia-county-stormwater-ch
Plant Vogtle expansion falling further behind schedule, construction monitor reports

...the contractor to cover the costs of inflation in building materials and labor as well as imposing penalties for being...adding additional labor and shifts, won't help if building materials aren't available.Green said multiple milestones...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-25/plant-vogtle-expansion-falli
US retail sales fell in September on autos, gas

...income for consumers to spend elsewhere.Purchases of clothing dropped 1.2 percent last month, and spending on building materials fell 1.1 percent."It's hard to square the drop in underlying sales with the strengthening labor market and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/us-retail-sales-fell-septe
US retail sales rise in August on auto sales

...the August increase. Buying also picked up at restaurants and for furniture, electronics, sporting goods and building materials.Those gains were partially offset by falling sales at gasoline stations and department stores.The figures suggest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-12/us-retail-sales-rise-augus
Burned body found in Athens car

...found by a worker at the quarry, located at 1300 Winterville Road and owned by the Hanson Aggregates granite and building materials firm.Tyndell said it was too early to know how long the car and body might have been at the quarry. There had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-23/burned-body-found-athens-car