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...one less week in the period.The No. 1 home improvement-retailer raised its quarterly dividend by 21 percent.Home Depot Inc. earned $1.01 billion, or 73 cents per share, for the three months ended Feb. 2. That compares with $1.02...

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...expectations and the company raised its full-year earnings and revenue expectations.For the three months ended Aug. 4, Home Depot Inc. earned $1.8 billion, or $1.24 per share. That compares with $1.53 billion, or $1.01 per share, a year...

Home Depot sees early signs of improving housing market

ATLANTA - The Home Depot Inc. is feeling more optimistic about the recovery of the housing market after customers spent more on sprucing up their homes in...

Companies start to add up losses from Superstorm Sandy

...casinos, insurance companies and retailers tally the damage.On the flip side, companies such as Lowe's Cos. and Home Depot Inc. could benefit as people load up on generators and other supplies needed for the rebuilding effort. There are signs...

US housing recovery providing a lift to modest economic recovery

...25,000 jobs a month next year.Home improvement chains are benefiting. In addition to Lowe's higher earnings, Home Depot Inc. last week reported slightly higher third-quarter net income. And Home Depot raised its full-year forecast...

Stocks sink on Asian inflation, Euro debt fears

...023.50. It dipped below 11,000 during the day for the first time since Oct. 20. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Home Depot Inc. were the only two companies to rise among the 30 stocks that make up the Dow.The Standard & Poor's 500 index...

Home Depot to add more than 60,000 seasonal jobs

ATLANTA - Home Depot Inc. will hire more than 60,000 seasonal workers to help with its busy spring season.The world's biggest home improvement retailer...

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...and a day later by United, Continental and US Airways. It's the second big increase in fares in as many weeks.HOME DEPOT INC. is ramping up for spring, with plans to hire more than 60,000 seasonal workers to help with its busiest season...

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Home improvement chains meeting customers' needs

...improvement retailers are evolving to meet the needs of budget-conscious consumers stuck in homes they can't sell.Home Depot Inc. is focusing more on affordable products and projects and Lowe's Cos. on improving customer services such as outdoor...

Home Depot accused of breaking jobs law

...of the Buy American Act, and the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating. A federal judge in April refused Home Depot Inc.'s bid to toss a whistle-blower lawsuit Scott and other attorneys filed against the Atlanta-based company...