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Lowe's 1Q profit up on sales growth, but still disappoints

...shares tumbled 6 percent before the opening bell Wednesday.The performance was a stark contrast to that of its rival, Home Depot Inc., which beat almost all projections Tuesday and raised its outlook for the year.Investor hopes may have been buoyed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-20/lowes-1q-profit-sales-grow
Home Depot nails it 1Q as housing rebound emerges

...Investment Research.Revenue climbed to $20.89 billion from $19.69 billion, also edging out expectations.The Home Depot Inc. now sees 2015 earnings rising about 11 percent to 12 percent, to $5.24 to $5.27 per share. That tops Wall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-19/home-depot-nails-it-1q-hou
Lowe's has strong 4Q as job market improves

...840 home improvement and hardware stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico at quarter's end.On Tuesday rival Home Depot Inc. reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results on strong holiday sales.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-25/lowes-has-strong-4q-job-ma
Home Depot 4Q tops Street on holiday; OKs $18B buyback

...and credit cards. Tome said that the company will update its guidance when it is able to estimate the expenses.The Home Depot Inc. had 2,269 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/home-depot-4q-tops-street-
Bebe discloses data breach

...continuing.The disclosure means Bebe has joined a growing group of companies hit by data breaches. They include Home Depot Inc., Target Inc., Michaels, SuperValu Inc., Neiman Marcus and others. Bebe currently runs 175 retail stores...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-05/bebe-discloses-data-breach
Home Depot hiring more than 80,000 workers for spring

NEW YORK - Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home-improvement retailer, says it has started to hire more than 80,000 seasonal workers for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-10/home-depot-hiring-more-800
Home Depot tops Street; breach costs still hazy

...all-time high just last week, however, and industry analysts appeared optimistic about the company's momentum.Home Depot Inc. has 2,266 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-18/home-depot-tops-street-bre
Home Depot second quarter profit climbs 14 percent

...estimates, and the Atlanta company raised its full-year earnings forecast again.For the three months ended Aug. 3, Home Depot Inc. earned $2.05 billion, or $1.52 per share. A year earlier it earned $1.8 billion, or $1.24 per share...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-08-19/home-depot-2q-prof
Obama announces plan to tighten security for debit cards used for federal benefits

...by example, to nudge the broader financial industry and retailers toward more secure standards.Obama noted that Home Depot Inc., Target Corp., Walgreen Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plan to install payment terminals in their stores equipped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-17/obama-announces-plan-tight
Business news

...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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-25/business-news