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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Higher Taxes Put the Brakes on Retail Spending Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    Retail sales barely rose in January as tax increases and higher gasoline prices restrained spending. Separately, import and export prices rose slightly less than expected in the month.

  • Brighter Skies Likely Ahead for Lowe’s: Pro Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 3:24 PM ET

    Following a 66-percent rise in Home Depot shares and a 45-percent run in Lowe’s stock during the past year, one analyst said the rivals’ stocks are now trading at very similar valuations.

  • Lowe's Profits Get Boost From Hurricane Sandy     Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    Budd Bugatch, Raymond James & Associates, breaks down the retailer's higher-than-expected quarterly profits and takes a look ahead at its growth prospects.

  • Tuesday Market Roadmap     Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news crew reports on today's market-moving stories, including a look at Home Depot's earnings beat; JC Penney's turnaround plan; and a leadership change at Microsoft.

  • Home Depot Q3 Earnings Beat the Street     Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 6:41 AM ET

    The home improvement retailer reported Q3 EPS of $0.74 vs. $0.70 est. on revenues $18.1 billion. Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer & Co. analyst explains how the company is benefiting from an improving housing market.

  • Bulls Go Shopping at Lowe’s Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:15 AM ET
    Lowes

    Lowe’s has been rising with the recovery in the housing market, and yesterday the home-improvement chain saw some bullish option activity.

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