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Home Depot 4Q tops Street on holiday; OKs $18B buyback

...survey by FactSet.Revenue was $19.16 billion, also better than Wall Street's projection of $18.68 billion.Chairman and CEO Craig Menear said during a conference call that sales were helped by a strong customer response to its holiday decor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/home-depot-4q-tops-street-
Deere profit drops, but tops Street 1Q forecasts

...which reduced demand for agricultural machinery, particularly larger models, and led to lower sales and income," Chairman and CEO Samuel Allen said in a statement on Friday.Revenue totaled $5.61 billion, also beating Wall Street's view...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/deere-profit-drops-tops-st
Serena Williams to end boycott of Indian Wells event after 14 years

...the event, which has more than $5.1 million in prize money for the women this year.Stacey Allaster, the WTA chairman and CEO, echoed the tournament's excitement."This is fantastic news for fans," Allaster said. "She is coming back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-02-04/serena-williams-end-boycott-india
Staples buys Office Depot for $6 billion

...which is focused on driving growth in our delivery businesses and in categories beyond office supplies," Staples Chairman and CEO Ron Sargent said in a printed statement. Sargent will continue to serve in those roles and Staples will keep its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-04/staples-buys-office-depot-
Business news

...and Monday morning's denial, IBM shares rose about 4 percent.Mattel CEO quits after disappointing quarterMattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-26/business-news
P&G fiscal 2Q earnings drop, hurt by exchange rates

...percent and reduce its topline by 5 percent.The company's stock slid 3 percent before markets opened Tuesday.P&G Chairman and CEO A.G. Lafley said in a statement from the company that during the quarter, nearly every currency in the world lost...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-27/pg-fiscal-2q-earnings-drop
E-Z-Go parent company reports profit of $212 million

...fourth quarter, with double digit revenue growth at Textron Aviation, Textron Systems and Industrial," said Textron Chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly. "Operationally, we achieved year-over-year margin improvement in the quarter at Textron Aviation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-28/e-z-go-parent-company-repo
Target to exit Canada, shutting down 133 stores

MINNEAPOLIS - Target is shutting down in Canada.Target Corp. Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell said Thursday that the company was unable to find a realistic scenario in which the 133-store Target Canada would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-15/target-exit-canada-shuttin
MetLife to challenge 'too-big-to-fail' tag

...regulation of the life insurance industry and has operated under a stringent state regulatory system for decades," said Chairman and CEO Steven Kandarian. "However, adding a new federal standard for just the largest life insurers and retaining a different...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-13/metlife-challenge-too-big-
These retailers could use some holiday cheer

...Critics say Sears has failed to update shabby and tired stores.Billionaire hedge fund manager Edward Lampert, now chairman and CEO, combined Sears and Kmart in 2005, about two years after he helped bring Kmart out of bankruptcy. But that merger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-05/these-retailers-could-use-