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  • Home Depot has 'strongest Q2 in over 20 years' Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 4:11 PM ET
    Home Depot CEO: 'Strongest Q2 in over 20 years'

    Home Depot CEO Frank Blake discusses his efforts to improve the veterans' lives and homes. He also weighs in on housing around the world and changes that may be made surrounding health care for his company's employees.

  • Housing winner & losers Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 4:10 PM ET
    Housing winner & losers

    CNBC's Sheila Dharmarajan breaks down why home improvement companies are seeing double digits while home building stocks have lost ground.

  • Lowe's earnings beat boosts stock Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:42 AM ET
    Lowe's earnings beat boosts stock

    Laura Champine, Canaccord Genuity, breaks down the company's quarterly numbers, and weighs in on what's driving profits.

  • Lowe's reports upbeat quarter, raises forecast Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Lowe's reports upbeat quarter, raises forecast

    Budd Bugatch, Raymond James, dissects the home improvement company's Q2 earnings beat of $0.88 EPS on revenues of $15.7 billion.

  • Lowe's, Home Depot profit from housing recovery Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 6:38 AM ET

    Lowe's second-quarter net income rose 26 percent, as the retailer and rival Home Depot were buoyed by the housing market's recovery.

  • Gas Prices Help Costco Top Estimates, L Brands Misses Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 10:55 AM ET
    Customers shop at a Costco store.

    Costco Wholesale reported June same-store sales that beat analysts' estimates, while L Brands sales came in lower than expected.

  • Home Warranties Don't Always Provide Peace of Mind Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 8:09 AM ET
    Appliance repair technician

    Home warranties are supposed to provide peace of mind. But in many cases, people who try to use them when something breaks experience disappointment and frustration.

  • Orchard Goes Bankrupt; Lowe's Plays Stalking Horse Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 7:11 AM ET

    Orchard Supply Hardware Stores has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with rival retailer Lowe's Companies set to buy the majority of its assets for $205 million in cash.

  • Cramer: This Is the 'Single Greatest' Housing Play Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    Jim Cramer sees two "incredibly" bullish signals for bank stocks and one company in particular is set to benefit disproportionately.

  • Cramer: What Home Depot Says About America, Stocks Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 6:19 PM ET
    Carol Tome

    Home Depot's earnings said a lot about America, Jim Cramer said. It also gave him a treasure trove of investment ideas.

  • As Retailers Report, Sales Growth in Focus Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 2:33 PM ET

    While 94 percent of the companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index have already reported quarterly earnings, this week remains a key week for the retail industry with 24 retailers reporting earnings—12 of which are S&P 500 components.

  • Housing Trickle-Down Boosts Home Depot's Profit Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 6:58 AM ET

    A nascent recovery in the housing market helped Home Depot report higher quarterly sales and earnings on Tuesday.

  • Here Are Retail Stocks Worth Shopping For: Pro Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    Shoppers walk towards a Home Depot store in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    Despite signs the consumer may be starting to pull back, discount stores and home retailers remain attractive investment opportunities, says one analyst.

  • Kitchen 'Jewelry' Boosts Profits: Williams-Sonoma CEO Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    A "strong holiday lineup" of new products propelled Williams-Sonoma to better-than-expected quarterly earnings, company CEO Laura Alber told CNBC.

  • Taxes Hikes Haven't Hurt Sales Yet: Home Depot CEO Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:30 PM ET
    Workers build a new home at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Home Depot expects 3 percent growth in 2013, the same it saw in 2012 as economic growth remains steady, CEO Frank Blake told CNBC.

  • Confidence Back? Several Retailers Top Sales Forecasts Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    After a difficult January, when shoppers first felt the effect of a payroll tax hike that lowered take-home pay by 2 percent, some retailers got a little relief in February from growing employment and a rising stock market.

  • Stocks are up as Bears are not yet in control of the narrative. There were no surprises from Bernanke, though he did give a rather spirited defense of QE and low interest rates.

  • What Do Home Buyers Buy? Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    What Do Home Buyers Buy?

    CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at what home buyers purchase at home improvement stores as well as the types of features they're expecting in a home.

  • Lowe's Q4 Earnings Beats Top & Bottom Line Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Lowe's Q4 Earnings Beats Top & Bottom Line

    Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer analyst, breaks down the fourth quarter results on the home improvement retailer of $0.26 vs. $0.23 ESP on revenues of $11 billion.

  • Caution Signs Ahead as Retailers Report Earnings Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    Next week is the biggest one of the earnings season for the retailers. While each will have different nuances, and wrap up the key holiday quarter, Wall Street will be focused on the sales forecast for the current quarter.