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Hidden Tax For Short-Sellers?

Down-on-their-luck homeowners who avoid foreclosure through short sales or loan forgiveness could owe the IRS big bucks because partisan wrangling is holding up extension of a popular tax break designed to help them. “We’re talking about people who are financially …

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L&G Trends: From Greenspotting to Digital Gardening

In just a few months, historic Cologne, Germany, will play host to the world’s largest lawn, garden and outdoor living trade fair, SPOGA/GAFA. The SPOGA/GAFA trade fair will take place Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at the Koelnmesse exhibition center and include …

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Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 4.17 Percent

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages eased slightly this week, remaining near historic lows. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for a 30-year loan declined to 4.17 percent from 4.20 percent last week. The average for the …

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Group Merchandising Conference Unites Manufacturers, Distributors

The mid-year Group Merchandising Conference (GMC), which ran June 16-18 in Atlanta, focused on building relationships and previewing products. Distributors affiliated with PRO Group, Inc. and Val-Test met with manufacturers during 973 scheduled private 30-minute buyer/vendor appointments over the course of …

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Lowe’s Launches In-Store Holorooms

To watch the full video, click here. Last week, Lowe’s introduced Lowe’s Innovation Labs and the first concept to come out of the lab, the Lowe’s Holoroom. Lowe’s created Lowe’s Innovation Labs to build new technology to solve common consumer …

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