Georgia House Speaker says no vote for 'religious freedom' bill that became flashpoint

...what the bill could add to constitutional protection for religion.Top Georgia businesses, including Delta Air Lines, Home Depot and UPS, loudly opposed a tougher measure last session but stayed quiet this year while focusing on a $900 million...

Check roof for need of repair after harsh winter

...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 ice damming...

Lowe's has strong 4Q as job market improves

...1,840 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.

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

...Shoppers liked what they saw at Home Depot during the holidays, helping the...companies operating overseas, Home Depot warned that the strong dollar could...reflects this currency impact."But Home Depot is riding an improving, if unsteady...

Judge may block child death information

...District Attorney's Office has asked Judge Mary Staley to sign an order preventing any county agency from releasing information in the case.Harris is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and moved to Georgia in 2012 to work for Home Depot.

Goodwill holding spring job fair on Thursday

...Some of the employers include Augusta National Golf Club, The Augusta Chronicle, Biomat USA, Club Car, FPL Foods, Home Depot, Medac and Rural Sourcing.Goodwill's Helms College will hold open house during the event, with information and...

Exploring the Augusta Home and Garden Show

Home Depot's mascot, Homer (center), tries a Euro Body Shaper with Home Depot employees Brandy Douglas (left) and Justin Guthrie on Saturday at the 10th annual Augusta Home and Garden Show at James Brown Arena.

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Home Depot results beat expectationsNEW YORK - Shoppers at Home Depot during the holidays helped the home improvement chain beat Wall Street expectations for its fourth-quarter results. The retailer also authorized the repurchase of $18 billion...

Cybersecurity firm says international hacking ring steals up to $1 billion from banks

...focus on cybersecurity in the wake of numerous data breaches of companies ranging from mass retailers such as Target and Home Depot to Sony Pictures Entertainment and health insurer Anthem.The administration wants Congress to replace the existing...

Home Depot hiring more than 80,000 workers for spring

NEW YORK - Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home-improvement...affected 56 million credit and debit cards. Home Depot reported in November that its third-quarter...not shaken the faith of its customers.Home Depot's stock has risen more than 40 percent...