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Aug 21- Home Depot Inc named retail industry veteran Craig Menear as its chief executive, four months after he was appointed as head of the home improvement chain's U.S. retail business. Menear, 56, joined Home Depot in 1997 as a merchandising manager.
MILAN, July 3- Italy's fashion designers have long been plagued by cheap copies of their bags and clothing but there is also a flourishing market for reproductions of high-end furniture for those that covet "Made in Italy" architectural style at low prices. Some have taken legal action, but now a new law introduced this year in Italy may help their cause.
June 30- Philips is to merge its lighting components businesses into a separate unit worth up to 2 billion euros which may be listed- a major step in its ongoing strategy to refocus on healthcare and high-end lighting systems.
Under Chief Executive Frans van Houten, the Dutch company- which started out 120 years ago as a pioneer in electric lighting- has been shifting away from the consumer electronics sector in a restructuring which has involved more than 5,000 job cuts and the sale of its television business.
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CNBC reporter Kelli Grant breaks down the value of home renovations, what's worth the cost and what can add more value to a home
CNBC's Seema Mody takes a look at the home furnishing sector. Mody says Citi favors Williams-Sonoma and expects them to benefit from favorable housing trends, better merchandise and competitive planning.
Low natural gas prices could help cut the energy bills of consumers who ditch their electric appliances in favor of those that use gas. But savings may be slim for some.
A "strong holiday lineup" of new products propelled Williams-Sonoma to better-than-expected quarterly earnings, company CEO Laura Alber told CNBC.
IKEA isn’t just for college students looking to furnish their dorm rooms on the cheap, Mike Ward IKEA USA president told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Monday.
It might have a broken stock, but “Mad Money” host says it’s not a broken company.
Using data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, CNBC.com shows which industries took the worst beating in 2009 and 2010.
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The "Mad Money" host compares both stocks in the "Battle of the Beds."
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