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  • Polar vortex heats up Ace Hardware sales Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    Polar vortex heats up Ace Hardware sales

    John Venhuizen, CEO of Ace Hardware, discusses how his company was able to profit from this winter's harsh weather. Our salt business is up 235%, says Venhuizen.

  • Lowe's Q4 results in line with expectations Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    Lowe's Q4 results in line with expectations

    Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer senior equity analyst, breaks down the fourth quarter numbers for the home improvement retailer, and explains why he would pick Home Depot over Lowe's. Both companies are positioned to profit from pent-up demand as the weather warms, says Nagel.

  • Winter's impact on home improvement retailers Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 6:52 AM ET
    Winter's impact on home improvement retailers

    It all depends on when the weather cracks, says Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer & Co. analyst, providing perspective on how retailers like Home Depot and Lowe's will likely weather the harsh winter.

  • Target staff say they warned of security flaws Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    At least one analyst at Target pushed for an investigation into payment systems after government and industry reports.

  • Home Depot's southern exposure Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    Home Depot's southern exposure

    Chris Waits, Mid-South Regional VP at Home Depot, shares some winterizing tips for homeowners and explains how the brutal weather has impacted snow supplies.

  • Brookstone may file for bankruptcy: Report Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    A Brookstone store in Santa Monica, California.

    The seller of gadgets, wine accessories, and furniture is in talks with firms about investing. The WSJ reports.

  • Lowe's boosts outlook as housing rebounds Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:22 AM ET
    An employee helps a customer shop for a sander at a Lowe's home improvement store in Chicago, Illinois

    No. 2 home improvement chain Lowe's reported a rise in quarterly profit and raised its outlook for the current fiscal year on Wednesday.

  • 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.