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Lowe's Cos. reports third-quarter drop

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Lowe's Cos. cited a weak sales environment amid a continuing slump in the housing sector Monday as reasons for a 10.2 percent drop in third-quarter...
Housing drop hurts Lowe's

RALEIGH, N.C. - Lowe's Cos. warned Monday that a slowing housing market will hurt...increase in profit for the second quarter, shares of Lowe's Cos. tumbled as the company cut its full-year earnings...
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Electrolux wins award from Lowe's Electrolux Major Appliances North America was named Lowe's Cos. Inc.'s 2006 Supplier of the Year for major appliances. The Augusta-based subsidiary of Sweden's Electrolux AB was given...
Lowe's 1Q profit up on sales growth, but still disappoints

...that has not been seen since the start of the recession.That growth did not lift sales as much as had been hoped at Lowe's Cos., and a number of analysts pointed to the locations of its stores as one of the culprits. Industry watchers say Home...
Lowe's has strong 4Q as job market improves

...expected to climb 4.5 percent to 5 percent. Analysts polled by FactSet called for earnings of $3.28 per share.Lowe's Cos. had 1,840 home improvement and hardware stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico at quarter's end.On Tuesday...
Home Depot 4Q tops Street on holiday; OKs $18B buyback

...Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico at the end of the fourth quarter.Rival Lowe's Cos. is expected to report its quarterly financial results on Wednesday.
Home Depot tops Street; breach costs still hazy

...the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.Rival Lowe's Cos. reports quarterly results Wednesday.
Home Depot second quarter profit climbs 14 percent

...this implies approximately $82.6 billion. Wall Street predicts $82.5 billion.Home Depot's smaller rival Lowe's Cos. reports its financial results on Wednesday.
Business news: Investors hopeful despite Penney loss

...earnings outlook both came in short of Wall Street's expectations. Its shares fell almost 5 percent in midday trading.Lowe's Cos. earned $499 million, or 47 cents per share, for the period ended Nov. 1. That's up from $396 million, or...
Home improvement chains meeting customers' needs

...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 equipment repair -- changes dictated by the companies' first-quarter...