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Why Small Businesses Matter

Ever wonder just how much your business matters to the economy? According to an article by NRF, the importance of small business to job creation and to the U.S. economy has been the focus of economists and policy makers for …

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MAX USA Hires New Midwest Regional Sales Executive

Pneumatic nailing tools manufacturer MAX USA announced today the addition of Laurel Hutchinson as its Midwest regional sales executive. Hutchinson brings 17 years of experience selling Building Products both commercial and residential to the position. She has 11 years of experience selling premium …

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Housing Affordability Takes a Hit

Housing affordability continued to fall across the country as the median price of single-family homes rose due to a continued lack of housing inventory, according to the latest National Association of REALTORS® Housing Affordability Index. The median single-family home price …

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Slow and Steady: Lowe’s Releases Q1 Results

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Lowe’s reported net earnings of $624 million for the quarter ended May 2, 2014, a 15.6 percent increase over the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased 24.5 percent to $0.61 from $0.49 in the first quarter …

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Home Depot Q1 Results: Up, Lower Than Expected

Home Depot’s fiscal first-quarter net income jumped 12 percent as a key sales metric improved despite a slow start to the spring selling season due to bad weather but the company still missed both adjusted earnings and revenue expectations. The company reported first …

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